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King of the Lumberjacks (1940)

Two men and one woman in logging country and their changing love triangle.


William Clemens


Robert E. Kent (story), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
John Payne ... James 'Jim' 'Slim' Abbott
Gloria Dickson ... Tina Martin Deribault
Stanley Fields ... Dominic Deribault
Joe Sawyer ... Jigger, a Lumberjack
Victor Kilian ... Joe (Saloon Owner)
Earl Dwire ... Dr. Vance
Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood ... Laramie, Train Engineer (as Herbert Haywood)
G. Pat Collins ... Mr. Gregg, Parole Officer
John Sheehan ... Bartender
Pat West Pat West ... Second Waiter
Nat Carr ... 'Shorty', First Waiter
Jack Mower ... 'Red', Truck Driver
John 'Skins' Miller John 'Skins' Miller ... 'Cooky', the Camp Cook


Two men and one woman in logging country and their changing love triangle.

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TIMBER! The call to action! (original poster) See more »


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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 19 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Friday 19 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Boston Thursday 25 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Milwaukee Saturday 11 May 1957 on WTMJ (Channel 4), in Honolulu Wednesday 10 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), and in Phoenix Thursday 13 July 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »


At the 48-minute mark, Dominic and Red come into the bar; Skeet sets down a bottle and two glasses. Dominic pours himself a drink, but in the next shot both men down their drinks--without Red pouring one for himself. See more »


Dominic Deribault: Hey Joe. Joe, I got a little business I want to talk over with you. Sit down.
Joe (Saloon Owner): Well, I'm kind of busy. What's your beef?
Dominic Deribault: Oh, the beef was all right. A little well done, but never mind that.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the first two stars are shown as "John PAYNE" and "Gloria DICKSON," but third-billed Stanley Fields has both names in all-caps. See more »


Edited from God's Country and the Woman (1937) See more »


They Say
Music by Paul Mann and Stefan Weiß
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Played on piano by Jimmy Conlin and sung by Gloria Dickson in the saloon
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Land Shark
23 May 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Warner's TIGER SHARK plot -- usually with Edward G. Robinson in the lead and a top director like Howard Hawks or Raoul Walsh directing -- gets the B treatment among lumberjacks . Stanley Field, of course, doesn't have the range of Robinson, but John Payne is fine in an early outing as the juvenile lead, and Gloria Dickson is absolutely terrific. She never got out of the Bs, and was working for Columbia when she died in a fire at her home four years later, alas.

This feature is one of the very short, one-hour second features that Warner Brothers produced under Briney Foy in the pre-war period. Overall, it's a good, workmanlike piece.

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Release Date:

13 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Timber See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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