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Set in the woodlands of Wisconsin, Come and Get It stars Edward Arnold as a logger-turned-lumber tycoon. In his rise to the top, Arnold loses out on a chance for lasting happiness by spurning earthy dance hall girl (Frances Farmer), who marries his best pal (Walter Brennan) on the rebound. Marrying for position rather than love, Arnold becomes a society leader in Milwaukee. His son (Joel McCrea) falls in love with the daughter of Arnold's first love (Frances Farmer plays both mother and daughter). Himself smitten by the daughter, Arnold battles with his son over the girl's affection,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hawks transformed Edna Ferber's historical novel into a sprawling adventure of hard-driving masculine will and a tragedy of its erotic limits."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Stinging look at how big business exploits and destroys Nature."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"This melodrama, based on Edna Ferber's novel, is better known for its offscreen facts and scandals. It's a co-directed Oscar-winning film, which gives a rare opportunity to see the acting of Frances Farmer."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Although there is nothing new in the theme, it has been simply and powerfully expressed by a number of admirable performances, and it has been played against an interesting background."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Frances Farmer as the hardened beer-hall tart is beguilingly stylized"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This drippy material was generally not the kind of stuff that suited Hawks, but he made the best of it with the film's spirited barroom brawls and a delightful scene in which McCrea and Farmer pull taffy together."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The first part of the film, the best, is unmistakably Hawks."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Botched melodrama that's based on the novel by Edna Ferber."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film may not amount to much, but it's hard to deny the entertainment value of such an over-the-top storyline."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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