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Come and Get It (1936)

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Writers:

Edna Ferber (based upon the famous novel by), Jane Murfin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Arnold ... Barney Glasgow
Joel McCrea ... Richard Glasgow
Frances Farmer ... Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
Walter Brennan ... Swan Bostrom
Mady Christians ... Karie
Mary Nash ... Emma Louise
Andrea Leeds ... Evvie Glasgow
Frank Shields ... Tony Schwerke
Edwin Maxwell ... Sid LeMaire
Cecil Cunningham ... Josie
Charles Halton ... Mr. Hewitt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Clyde
Charles Unger Charles Unger
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Storyline

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 Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambizione See more »

Filming Locations:

Clearwater River, Idaho, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Howard Hawks' own grandfather, C.W. Howard, was a paper baron in Neenah, Wisconsin, where Hawks spent some of his early childhood. Butte des Morts, the setting of the film, is described in the book as being a small town between Neenah and Menasha. Some believe that Hawks was removed from the film because Goldwyn felt he was "too close" to the subject matter. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hill Street Blues: Come and Get It (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bird on Nellie's Hat
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Alfred Solman
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Performed by Frances Farmer, Edward Arnold, Mady Christians and Walter Brennan
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Dazzling beautiful, dazzling real
30 March 2007 | by ilprofessore-1See all my reviews

When Frances Farmer was a drama student at the University of Washington she won a scholarship to visit Russia and watch the Moscow Art Theater headed by the great actor and director, Konstantin Stanislavski. When that Russian company first came to tour the United States in the 1920s, the truthfulness and expressivity of the acting so impressed many of America's best young actors that they eventually formed The Group Theater (1931-1940),modeling their ensemble work on it. In 1937 The Group Theater invited Frances Farmer, a non-member of the company, to play the female lead in Clifford Odets' new play "Golden Boy." At the time it was thought by many that the sole reason for the invitation was because Farmer was a beautiful movie star whose presence would boost box office. Today anyone who sees her remarkable work in the dual roles of Lotta in "Come and Get It" (1936) will recognize that not only was she dazzling beautiful, she was also dazzling real and painfully truthful --a true actress in the Stanislavski tradition. No wonder Howard Hawks said she was the best actress he had ever worked with in his long career.


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