God's Country and the Woman (1937) Online
Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a contract allowing arch-rivals Barton Logging to use Russett railways. Jeff hauls Steve up to the logging camp, but he steals a plane. It runs out of gas in Barton territory, where spitfire Jo is running the camp. Naturally, this shrew must be tamed, so Steve, calling himself Steve Martin, sets out to do just that as he's trapped in the camp for two months until the next boat anyhow.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|George Brent||-||Steve Russett|
|Beverly Roberts||-||Jo Barton|
|Robert Barrat||-||Jefferson Russett|
|Alan Hale||-||Bjorn Skalka (as Allan Hale)|
|Joe King||-||Red Munro (as Joseph King)|
|El Brendel||-||Ole Olson|
|Roscoe Ates||-||Gander Hopkins|
|Billy Bevan||-||Plug Hat|
|Victor Potel||-||Turpentine (as Vic Potel)|
|Mary Treen||-||Miss Flint|
Bette Davis was to star in the movie, but was suspended when she failed to show up. She refused all of Jack L. Warner's offers until he agreed to her salary demands and a more open contract.
Warner Brothers' first feature-length film in full 3-strip Technicolor.
Technicolor cinematographer William V. Skall was relegated to the position of photographic advisor when he broke his ankle in a fall.
The following actors were in studio records and/or casting call lists, with their character names, but were not seen in the movie: Eily Malyon (Mrs. Higginbottom), Georgette Rhodes (French Teletype Operator), Robert Bell (French Messenger), Don Downen (Messenger), Eddy Chandler (Logger) and Ben Hendricks Jr. .
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Wednesday 12 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Phoenix Monday 31 December 1956 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Indianapolis Thursday 3 January 1957 on WISH (Channel 8), and in Miami Thursday 4 April 1957 on WTVJ (Channel 4). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were still in B&W. Most viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later.
The filming location was in the vicinity of Mount St. Helens, a then dormant volcano in Washington State, which was prominent in the background in several scenes in the movie. In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, reducing the height of the summit by about 1300 feet and leaving a one mile wide horseshoe shaped crater.
The airplane Steve is forced into is a Sikorsky S-38 amphibious flying boat. First flown in 1928, a total of 101 were built at a cost of around $37,000 ($539,000 in 2018) each. About 21 were sold to the U.S. Army and Navy, but most were for the civilian market. Pan American Airlines was the airline who purchased the most, and famous citizens such as Charles A. Lindbergh and Howard Hughes owned one.