Come and Get It (1936)

Come and Get It


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Set in the woodlands of Wisconsin, Come and Get It stars Edward Arnold as a logger-turned-lumber tycoon. In his rise to the top, Arnold loses out on a chance for lasting happiness by spurning earthy dance hall girl (Frances Farmer), who marries his best pal (Walter Brennan) on the rebound. Marrying for position rather than love, Arnold becomes a society leader in Milwaukee. His son (Joel McCrea) falls in love with the daughter of Arnold's first love (Frances Farmer plays both mother and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jane Murfin, Jules Furthman
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On DVD: Mar 8, 2005


as Barney Glasgow

as Lotta Morgan / Lotta...

as Richard Glasgow

as Tony Schwerke

as Emma Louise Glasgow

as Sid Le Maire

as Goodnow

as Swan Bostrom

as Evvie Glasgow

as Karie Linbeck - Swan...

as Gunner Gallagher

as Steward

as Chore Boy
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Critic Reviews for Come and Get It

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Hawks transformed Edna Ferber's historical novel into a sprawling adventure of hard-driving masculine will and a tragedy of its erotic limits.

Full Review… | October 28, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Although there is nothing new in the theme, it has been simply and powerfully expressed by a number of admirable performances, and it has been played against an interesting background.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

The first part of the film, the best, is unmistakably Hawks.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Stinging look at how big business exploits and destroys Nature.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Classic Film and Television

Frances Farmer as the hardened beer-hall tart is beguilingly stylized

Full Review… | September 5, 2009

Audience Reviews for Come and Get It

This movie does have it's funny moments, but most of the time it's talky and boring.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer


Overlooked melodrama about a lumber tycoon who marries to further his career and abandons the woman he truly loves. Credible production is perhaps more fascinating for its behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Howard Hawks was fired by producer Samuel Goldwyn after directing the first half, and subsequently hired William Wyler to complete the film. This is reflected in the shifting storyline. Starts out as virile logging adventure then fades into an over plotted soap opera, all the while distinguished by solid performances. Character actor Edward Arnold stars as Barney Glasgow, the businessman determined to succeed. As both mother and daughter, troubled actress Frances Farmer is also worth watching in one of her rare film performances. Interestingly it was Walter Brennan who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his likable but unremarkable work as Glasgow's lifelong friend. Sweeping drama is also notable for the extraordinary logging sequences in the first half.

Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

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