God's Country and the Woman
God's Country and the Woman is a 1937 American Technicolor drama film directed by William Keighley and written by Norman Reilly Raine. The film stars George Brent, Beverly Roberts, Barton MacLane, Robert Barrat, Alan Hale, Sr. and Joe King. The film is based on a 1915 novel by James Oliver Curwood entitled God's Country and the Woman and was released by Warner Bros. on January 16, 1937.
|God's Country and the Woman|
|Directed by||William Keighley|
|Screenplay by||Norman Reilly Raine|
|Story by||Peter Milne|
|Based on||God's Country and the Woman|
by James Oliver Curwood
|Produced by||Louis F. Edelman|
Alan Hale, Sr.
|Edited by||Jack Killifer|
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Competing lumber companies, The Russett Company and Barton Lumber Company compete for lumber in the Northwest. A lumberjack has his eye on a woman, in the midst of the forest in the Northwest.
- George Brent as Steve Russett
- Beverly Roberts as Jo Barton
- Barton MacLane as Bullhead
- Robert Barrat as Jefferson Russett
- Alan Hale, Sr. as Bjorn Skalka
- Joe King as Red Munro
- El Brendel as Ole Olson
- Addison Richards as Gaskett
- Roscoe Ates as Gander Hopkins
- Billy Bevan as Plug Hat
- Joseph Crehan as Jordan
- Bert Roach as Kewpie
- Victor Potel as Turpentine
- Mary Treen as Miss Flint
- Herbert Rawlinson as Doyle
- Harry Hayden as Barnes
- Pat Moriarity as Tim O'Toole
- Max Wagner as Gus
- Susan Fleming as Grace Moran
Writing for Night and Day in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a mildly poor review, commenting that "it isn't a very good film, and [the fim] is hardly improved by [the addition of] Technicolor. Focusing on the Technicolor aspect of the film, Greene suggests that there are some "very pretty shots of trees cutting huge arcs against the sky as they fall", however he notes that the "fast cutting and quick dissolves confirms [his] belief that colour will put the film back technically twelve years". Greene also wryly observed the reactions from more established critics, and quoted sections from the negative review given by The Sunday Times' Sydney Carroll whose principal complaint had been about the heartbreaking mistreatment of the arboreal foliage by the techniques of Technicolor.
- "God's Country and the Woman (1937) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
- Sandra Brennan (2016). "God-s-Country-and-the-Woman - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
- "God's Country and the Woman". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
- Greene, Graham (15 July 1937). "God's Country and the Women/Michael Strogoff". Night and Day. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. pp. 154–155. ISBN 0192812866.)
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- God's Country and the Woman at the American Film Institute Catalog