Barbary Coast

Joel McCrae romances Miriam Hopkins in Barbary Coast (1935).

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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.

Come and Get It

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

Come and Get It

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.

Come and Get It

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.

Barbary Coast


Joel McCrae and Walter Brennan in a publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935)

Barbary Coast

Walter Brennan as Old Atrocity and Joel McCrae as Jim Carmichael in Barbary Coast (1935).  This was Walter’s first of six films with Howard Hawks.  Both he and Joel also appeared in Come and Get It (1936), also produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by Hawks.

Barbary Coast

Joel McCrae models turn of the century fashions in a publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935).

Come and Get It

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