Come and Get It

father and daughter in Come and Get It (1936).

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Come and Get It

Joel McCrae and Frances Farmer in Come and Get It (1936), the second film Howard Hawks made for producer Samuel Goldwyn, after Barbary Coast (1935) also with Joel.  Hawks would also make Ball of Fire and the A Song Is Born remake for Sam.

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Frances Farmer in an original publicity still for her best film, Come and Get It (1936).

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Its unclear exactly what’s happening in this publicity still for Come and Get It (1936), but Edward Arnold is a rich lumber tycoon and the other man  is not.

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Joel McCrae and Frances Farmer do solemly swear something in the kitchen in a scene from Come and Get It (1936).

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Frances Farmer and Joel McCrae in a publicity still for Come and Get It (1936).  Frances romances both Joel McCrae as Richard Glasgow, and Edward Arnold as his father Barney.  It’s not creepy, as she plays both mother and in the second half of the film, her daughter in a flash forward.

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Andrea Leeds as Evvie Glasgow in a publicity still for Come and Get It (1936).  She was daughter to Edward Arnold and sister of Joel McCrae.  Andrea was born in Butte, Montana, and had 25 acting credits in her career, from an uncredited bit in 1933, to 1940.  Andrea had an uncredited bit in My Man Godfrey, and was one of the starving actresses trying to get work in Stage Door, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.  Andrea married a wealthy sportsman with a string of racing stables and retired to raise a family.

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Andrea Leeds in an original publicity still for Come and Get It (1936).  Andrea was the second female lead in the film.

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Frances Farmer poses for a publicity still for Come and Get It (1936).  Frances was born in Seattle, and had 21 acting credits in her career, from 1936 to a 1959 tv episode.  She was played most convincingly by Jessica Lange in the biopic Frances (1982).

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black and white publicity still for Come and Get It (1936).  Joel was born in Southern California, and had 95 acting credits in his career, from an uncredited bit in 1927, to 1976.

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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).