Come and Get It


Frances Farmer gave the performance of her career as a mother and her own daughter in Come and Get It (1936). In the flash forward in the second half of the film, the daughter is roughly the same age as her mother in the first half of the film.

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Joel McCrae as Richard Glasgow competes for the attention of Frances Farmer with his own father in Come and Get It (1936).

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Edward Arnold as logging tycoon Barney Glasgow in a publicity still for Come and Get It (1936)

Come and Get It

Come and Get It is Howard Hawks’ 21st film.  He shared directing credit with William Wyler.  Only producer Samuel Goldwyn is given credit in the poster.

Come and Get It premiered Nov 6, 1936 in Portland and Seattle.

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Walter Brennan, Frances Farmer and Edward Arnold break into song in the otherwise dramatic Come and Get It (1936).

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Edward Arnold and Frances Farmer in Come and Get it (1936)

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Frances Farmer in a publicity still for Come and Get it (1936), the troubled actresses’ biggest production of her career, chronicled in the screen biography Frances (1982).  She was played to perfection by Jessica Lange.

Come and Get It


Frances Farmer played Lotta Morgan and her own daughter Lotta Bostram in a flash forward in Come and Get It (1936).  Howard Hawks once said Frances was the most talented actress he ever worked with.  Perhaps that is true, as Hawks worked with movie stars more often than he worked with actors and actresses.

Come and Get It

Frances Farmer participates in a classic bar room brawl in Come and Get It (1936)

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original lobby card (1936)