The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with ... See full summary »
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan. Lotta has died, but Barney is smitten by their daughter Lotta Bostrom, who looks almost like her mother. His lavish attentions to Lotta create gossip and a rivalry between Barney and his son Richard.Written by
Samuel Goldwyn paid $150,000 for the film rights to the novel by Edna Ferber. See more »
During the early montage showing the lumber process, fluorescent lights are seen on the ceiling of a workshop. While they had just become commercially available when the film was made, this scene takes place in 1884, decades before their refinement. See more »
A lumber entrepreneur leaves his true love and marries a woman from a well-to-do family so that he can become rich. Having achieved fame and fortune, he has another chance to pursue that lost love. Fine drama based on Ferber story is well acted by all, including Arnold as the lumber tycoon, McCrea as his son, Brennan in an Oscar-winning performance as Arnold's Swedish (!) buddy, and the radiant Farmer in the dual role of mother and daughter. Hawks had a falling out with the producer and was replaced by Wyler. With the two masters behind the camera, one can't go wrong. It starts with some pretty impressive scenes of lumber being cut and transported via the river.
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