COME AND GET IT
Films on the Hill at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
COME AND GET IT (USA, 1936, 99 min.)
Set in the logging industry in 19th-century Wisconsin, the story focuses on fortunes of a lumber camp chore boy who becomes a timber tycoon. Every aspect of large-scale logging is detailed in the film, which follows the rise of an ambitious lumberman who seeks to form a business partnership by marrying a businessman’s daughter instead of his true love. Years later, dissatisfied with his life of luxury and power, he tries unsuccessfully to woo her daughter. The exploitation of timber resources and its impact on the local people serves as the film’s subtext. Directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. Starring Walter Brennan, who received the first Oscar ever awarded for Best Supporting Actor for his performance, as well as Frances Farmer, Joel McCrea and Edward Arnold.
Introduced by film critic Mike Canning.
Tickets, $5 at the door only.