King of the Lumberjacks


58m 1940
King of the Lumberjacks

Brief Synopsis

A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend's girl.

Film Details

Also Known As
Timber
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Apr 13, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Dominic, the crude lumber crew boss at the Great Northern Timber and Pulp Company, is respected by his men and likes to brag that his is the finest crew of all. Dominic's best friend is Slim, a handsome young member of the crew, and when Slim leaves for San Francisco, the rough but kindhearted lumber boss befriends Tina, a singer stranded in the lumber town. In order to earn some money, Tina takes a job singing at Joe's saloon, but is quickly heckled off the stage by the unrefined regulars who fail to appreciate her big city style. When Dominic tries to use his influence to force Joe into letting her sing again at his saloon, the saloonkeeper resists, a fight ensues and Dominic is shot. The bullet shatters Dominic's arm, and after Tina nurses him back to health, she agrees to marry him out of gratitide. On their wedding day, Slim returns from San Francisco and recognizes Tina as the sweetheart whom he has not seen for years. Realizing that they both went out to find each other, and that their passion is still aflame, the former lovers vow to continue their relationship while hiding the fact from Dominic. Meanwhile, Dominic finds himself in trouble with his lumberjack crew, who feel overworked. When a tree is suspiciously felled near him without warning, Slim saves his life by pushing him out of its path. When a man shows up in town looking for Slim in connection with a crime he was wrongfully accused of committing in San Francisco many years ago, Dominic discovers, through a photograph of Slim and Tina embracing, that the two were lovers, and he becomes incensed. Dominic punches Slim until he is unconscious, locks him in a runaway log train and sends him to certain death. Tina jumps aboard at the last minute to attempt a rescue. As the train races toward a rickety wooden tressle, Dominic suffers remorse and brings the train to a stop just before it is about to plunge into the chasm below. Dominic then leaves for Reno so that Slim and Tina can begin their lives anew.

Film Details

Also Known As
Timber
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Apr 13, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

Notes

A working title for this film was Timber. According to a New York Times news item, footage from two Warner Bros. pictures-the 1928 film Valley of the Giants (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.6016) and the 1936 film God's Country and the Woman-was used in King of the Lumberjacks.