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A classic adaptation of the Edna Ferber novel about a lumber king battling against his son for the love of a woman. Farmer's most important Hollywood role.

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Available on Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Dads, Books to Film: Edna Ferber
Jules Furthman, Jane Murfin
Frances Farmer, Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Andrea Leeds, Charles Halton
Rudolph Mate, Gregg Toland
William Wyler, Howard Hawks
Alfred Newman
Samuel Goldwyn


Oscars 1936: Support. Actor (Brennan).

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I saw this terrific picture on TCM the other night. it was spell binding. Although Walter Brennan won an Academy Award, the real stunner was Francis Farmer. I had never heard of her before and as an avid student of movies of the 1930's, was captivated by her performance. What was really shocking was when I investigated further and found what horror she went through in the years following the release of this movie. That story in itself was so profound that a movie was made about it in 1982 ("Francis") starring Jessica Lange. However, Francis' performance and charisma, in my mind, could never be replicated by anyone else. Edward Arnold was powerful (as usual)in his leading performance as the wealthy industrialist and pursuer of Francis. Francis not only played the younger woman, she also played the role of her own mother in the film. I am shocked, therfore, that Brennan's shockley performance won the Academy Award. He looks like a young man in a high school play given the appearance and obligatory beard of an older man. Meanwhile, Farmer is magnetic. I can understand why she was touted at the time as the "next Garbo." The time honored motiff of an older man (Arnold) trying to find his lost youth through the love for a younger woman (Francis) is embarrassing to watch but bears the ring of truth. I can not recommend this film highly enough. Luckily, this flic is available for purchase as it was re-released in 2005 on DVD. I will soon be adding it to my collection. I strongly recommend this film for its acting and power. Although some of the sets are a bit transparent, the flashback in time is just great. The movie left me a bit stunned and it may do the same for you too. Come and Get it!