Come and Get It Overview:

Come and Get It (1936) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by William Wyler and Richard Rosson and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and Merritt Hulburd.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Edna Ferber published in 1935.


Those curious about the actress depicted in the biopic Frances (1982) will want to watch her in this, her best and biggest role playing both a mother and daughter. Arnold portrays a timber baron who sacrifices family for success. Based on an Edna Ferber novel.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorWalter BrennanWon
Best Film EditingEdward CurtissNominated

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Come and Get It (1936) with Frances Farmer The Hawksian Archetype

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Author Edna Ferber in both her plays and novels had a penchant for sprawling familial?tales of Americana which were?indubitably fortified?by social issues.?Come and Get It gives the initial impression of another Howard Hawks?movie released?the same year, Barbary Coast (1936). In fact, that’s p... Read full article

Come and Get It (1936)

By Beatrice on Aug 6, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Come and Get It Directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler (logging scenes directed by Richard Rosson) Written by Jane Murfin based on the novel by Edna Ferber 1936/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company First viewing I had never seen 1936′s other mid-life crisis movie. ?Come and Get It?is a solid f... Read full article

Come and Get It (1936).

By Dawn on Feb 22, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Come and Get It (1936), Drama film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. Based on the 1935 novel of the same title by Edna Ferber. Cast: Edward Arnold, Mary Nash, Charles Halton, Frances Farmer and Joel McCrea. The story is about how a lumber jack manager, by the name Barney Glasgow, climbs ... Read full article

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The Song, "Aura Lea," was popularized with new lyrics "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley, Ken Darby and Vera Matson in 1956. When Come and Get It was released, another song. "Aura Lee," by Hugo Frey, was published with a picture of Frances Farmer on its cover. However, the song she sings in the movie has music and lyrics from the older song.
The world premiere was at the Liberty Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where Frances Farmer once worked as an usherette.
Howard Hawks stated that William Wyler's contribution was only ten minutes of screen time. However, it's generally thought that Wyler directed the last 30 minutes of the film.
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