Earthworm Tractors

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  • Approved
  • 1936
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 6.3  (470)

Joe E. Brown stars as Alexander Botts, a salesman for the Earthworm Tractor Company who is assigned to sell tractors to a lumber company in a small southern town. However, Botts quickly learns that the people of the town are skeptical of new technologies and are resistant to change. Undeterred, Botts sets out to prove the value of his tractors by demonstrating their capabilities in various ways, from plowing fields to hauling logs. Along the way, he meets and falls in love with the daughter of the lumber company's owner, played by June Travis.

Meanwhile, the owner of a rival tractor company, played by Guy Kibbee, has also set his sights on selling tractors to the lumber company. He sabotages Botts' efforts at every turn, but despite his best efforts, Botts manages to win over the townspeople and seal the deal for Earthworm Tractors.

The film is a classic example of a screwball comedy, with Joe E. Brown's signature comedic style on full display. There are plenty of physical gags and verbal quips, but there is also a underlying message about the benefits of progress and the dangers of resistance to change.

One of the film's standout scenes comes when Botts takes an Earthworm Tractor through a nearby river, using it as a makeshift boat to ferry a group of people across. The scene is both humorous and impressive, as the tractor churns through the water like a motorboat.

Another memorable moment comes when Botts dresses up in a disguise to sneak into a meeting of the lumber company executives. His disguise involves a fake mustache and eyebrows made of paint, which prompts some giggles from the audience.

The film also features a number of catchy musical numbers, including the opening song "I Love To Sing-A" which became a hit for Warner Bros. The other songs are less well-known but are still enjoyable, with upbeat rhythms and catchy choruses.

Overall, Earthworm Tractors is a fun and lighthearted film that showcases Joe E. Brown's comedic talent. The storyline may be predictable, but the characters and performances are engaging enough to hold the audience's attention. It's not a masterpiece of cinema by any means, but it's still an enjoyable watch for fans of classic Hollywood comedies.

Earthworm Tractors is a 1936 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 9 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (470)