Come and Get It (1936) - Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

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.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 1 out of 45 found boring (2.22%)

One-line Reviews (21)

Mildly entertaining, nothing more...

The rest of the film unfortunately does not rise to the level of Farmer's performance(s), but it is enjoyable on its own terms in its somewhat sordid tale of a man pursuing the daughter of his long-lost true love.

It is unfortunate that Walter Brennan received an Academy Award, as his hammy, stage-Swedish-accented performance is the only unsatisfactory item in this otherwise wholly engrossing and engagingly poignant domestic drama.

Nonetheless, it's still a compelling movie, thanks mainly to Arnold's dominating presence that holds the various threads together.

, FRANCES, 1983] as an intense and brooding black sheep of 30s-40s Hollywood, this picture proudly shows her solid comedy and dramatic skills.

Fortunately Arnold delivers a rousing performance.

An enjoyable piece, due mostly to the charisma of the central characters.

Although "Come and Get It" doesn't quite fit into the mainstream of Hollywood films of the 30's, it holds up much better than most of them, and offers a rare glimpse of an intriguing and ill-fated star.

The film begins with a series of energetic and visually exciting scenes of timber falling in the forests as the lumbermen go about their vigorous work details.

Based on the sprawling novel by Edna Ferber, COME AND GET IT is a fascinating love story, filled with action & tenderness and some very good acting.

" are the repetitive words which won Brennan the first ever Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Francis Farmer had a surprisingly deep voice and the song is so slow and dirge-like that she sounds like an old Gramophone record playing at the wrong speed.

Farmer is terrific in the opening sequence, but her second character is not as interesting, a standard movie heroine who is rather bland.

Nothing extraordinary here, but it's enjoyable and competently made.

All of the performances are uniformly excellent, the production design is outstanding, and the second unit direction includes some thrilling logging scenes.

enjoyable .

The production values are on a high order, with the authentic logging sequence especially exciting.

)The most exciting scenes are undoubtedly those in the Hawks half — the logging footage directed by Richard Rosson, and the fight at the saloon.

Even the near-ten-minute semi-documentary (beautifully scored by Alfred Newman) on the process of delivering lumber from the forest to the mill is exciting!

Perhaps it was a slow year.

Then the film switches more to the romance angle of the film, which is quite riveting as the timber baron turns into a dirty old man who makes a fool of himself, particularly after the son falls (reasonably) in love with the same young lady.