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God's Country and the Woman (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 January 1937 (USA)
Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a ... See full summary »

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

James Oliver Curwood (based upon the novel by), Norman Reilly Raine (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ... Steve Russett
Beverly Roberts ... Jo Barton
Barton MacLane ... Bullhead
Robert Barrat ... Jefferson Russett
Alan Hale ... Bjorn Skalka (as Allan Hale)
Joe King ... Red Munro (as Joseph King)
El Brendel ... Ole Olson
Addison Richards ... Gaskett
Roscoe Ates ... Gander Hopkins
Billy Bevan ... Plug Hat
Joseph Crehan ... Jordan
Bert Roach ... Kewpie
Victor Potel ... Turpentine (as Vic Potel)
Mary Treen ... Miss Flint
Herbert Rawlinson ... Doyle
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Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a contract allowing arch-rivals Barton Logging to use Russett railways. Jeff hauls Steve up to the logging camp, but he steals a plane. It runs out of gas in Barton territory, where spitfire Jo is running the camp. Naturally, this shrew must be tamed, so Steve, calling himself Steve Martin, sets out to do just that as he's trapped in the camp for two months until the next boat anyhow. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Alone in the world of men---this girl fought them on their own grounds--on their own terms...and won! (original Herald) See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tornado See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis was to star in the movie, but was suspended when she failed to show up. She refused all of Jack L. Warner's offers until he agreed to her salary demands and a more open contract. See more »

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Edited into Valley of the Giants (1938) See more »

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Good late 30s timberjack movie with excellent photography
5 December 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Early (1937) technicolor Western has Brent as the scion of a wealthy lumber family, brought back from an extended European vacation and forced to work for the family concern in Canada. They're literally at "loggerheads" with another lumber family who wants to ship their lumber through the territory without paying anything to its owners. The biggest obstacle for Brent in solving this problem is enemy boss Beverly Roberts, for whom he works until he begins to sympathize with her cause. Roberts is amusingly masculine in a leather jerkin and pants, but of course puts on the frilly dress when she gets a real shine to Mr. Brent. Allan Hale also does some solid character work as the hardy head guy. There are several notable comic performances in the film as well.

Good action, luscious photography, good performances in a funny story produce an exciting film -- one of the best in WB's inexorable line of lumber sagas.


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