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Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed | | Drama | 26 September 1947 (USA)
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Houston Branch (story), John Monks Jr. (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Joe Madigan
Dorothy Lamour ... Fay Rankin
Robert Preston ... Jim Davis
Lloyd Nolan ... Kink
Richard Erdman ... Mark Lewis (as Dick Erdman)
Allen Jenkins ... Higgins
Will Wright ... Mike Alperson
Griff Barnett ... Rankin
Anthony Caruso ... Pete
Walter Sande ... Long
Frank Sully ... Nick
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Storyline

Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Haircut See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship certificate register # 028202. See more »

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Referenced in Harvesting the High Plains (2012) See more »

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wild harvest movie filmed partly on ranch at Cantua Creek, Calif
2 June 2006 | by pmcclearenSee all my reviews

part of this movie was filmed on the vista del llano ranch at Cantua Creek , California .i lived there with my family, i was a small child at the time . my dad came home one day to get me and my brothers and sisters . he took us across a small ditch that ran through the camp to meet the famous Alan ladd . the film crew and stars were having lunch at the time Alan did not stand up but was courteous to a hand full of poor little farm kids and shook our hands and patted us on the head. we did have wheat on the ranch. my dad was a mechanic at the time and worked on harvesters . he was seen once in the movie driving a machine. i had the movie a couple of years ago , someone borrowed it and don't know if he still has it . not a great movie but watchable


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