The Lady Fights Back (1937)

60-61 mins | Drama | 29 September 1937

Director:

Milton Carruth

Cinematographer:

Milton Krasner

Editor:

Paul Landres

Production Designer:

John Harkrider

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Co.
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HISTORY

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
16 Oct 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
10 Nov 37
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Oct 37
p. 2.
Motion Picture Daily
25 Oct 37
p. 5.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Oct 37
p. 52.
Variety
27 Oct 37
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Settings
Prod des
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Cutter
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Scr clerk
Extra grip
Extra grip
Props
Gaffer
Construction foreman
Still photog
Publicity
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Heather of the High Hand by Arthur Stringer (New York, 1937).
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 September 1937
Production Date:
began 14 June 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Co.
Copyright Date:
13 September 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7402
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60-61
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3545
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Engineer Owen Merrill travels to the Pacific Northwest where he plans to build a dam. He stays at the Salmon Club, run by attractive Heather McHale. When Heather learns Owen's purpose, she explains that the club has a government lease on the river in order to preserve the area's good salmon fishing. Owen argues that the dam will create jobs, but Heather deplores the loss of beauty. The next day, with the help of Doug McKenzie, another guest at the lodge who is in love with Heather, she pretends that no canoes are available to take Owen to the dam site. Instead, she takes him to watch the fish swim upstream. When, despite her efforts, Owen leaves to begin work, Heather enlists the help of the members of the club, who are all powerful men, and Owen soon receives a wire ordering him to suspend work on the dam. Heather takes photographs of the men working, claiming they are in violation of her lease. Both Owen and Heather visit the Commissioner of Forestry, who grants a temporary extension of Owen's agreement. Heather's guides destroy a bridge that Owen's men have built, ruining a truck, but work on the dam continues despite all their efforts. When Heather visits the commissioner in one last attempt to prevent the dam, he shows her Owen's design for a fish ladder, which will allow the salmon to continue their course upstream. Finally reconciled, Heather accepts Owen's proposal of ... +


Engineer Owen Merrill travels to the Pacific Northwest where he plans to build a dam. He stays at the Salmon Club, run by attractive Heather McHale. When Heather learns Owen's purpose, she explains that the club has a government lease on the river in order to preserve the area's good salmon fishing. Owen argues that the dam will create jobs, but Heather deplores the loss of beauty. The next day, with the help of Doug McKenzie, another guest at the lodge who is in love with Heather, she pretends that no canoes are available to take Owen to the dam site. Instead, she takes him to watch the fish swim upstream. When, despite her efforts, Owen leaves to begin work, Heather enlists the help of the members of the club, who are all powerful men, and Owen soon receives a wire ordering him to suspend work on the dam. Heather takes photographs of the men working, claiming they are in violation of her lease. Both Owen and Heather visit the Commissioner of Forestry, who grants a temporary extension of Owen's agreement. Heather's guides destroy a bridge that Owen's men have built, ruining a truck, but work on the dam continues despite all their efforts. When Heather visits the commissioner in one last attempt to prevent the dam, he shows her Owen's design for a fish ladder, which will allow the salmon to continue their course upstream. Finally reconciled, Heather accepts Owen's proposal of marriage. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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