The Go Getter (1937)

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Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be ... See full summary »


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16 March 2018 | bkoganbing
5
| High pressure sales
The title role of The Go Getter is played by George Brent who after a bit of heroism in losing his leg during a crash of a navy blimp finds himself out of the service. He decides that selling is his forte, but can't get a job.

I'm not quite clear how high pressure selling equates to what Brent was doing in the navy. Still due to a bit of office politics and some help from the boss's daughter Anita Louise, Brent gets a position with Charles Winninger's lumber company.

Winninger is most of the show in The Go Getter. His choleric fits of temper and the almost fiendish delight in the games he plays with his stuffed shirt manager John Eldredge really give The Go Getter the spark it does have. Your sympathies are pulled toward Brent because he's a hero and Eldredge is such a drip.

The Go Getter is a passably amusing comedy. Although you would think people would go out of their way to help someone like Brent, depression of not.

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