The Go Getter (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Go Getter (1937)





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An intrepid amputee must pass a test to prove his devotion to his sweetie in this romantic drama. The hero lost his leg during the crash of a navy dirigible. Later he gets a job with a lumber company. He soon falls for the boss's daughter. Unfortunately, the general manager is also interested in her and so requires that the young man pass the notorious "blue vase test" in hopes of stumping the lovesick lad. The test involves retrieving a sketchily described vase and bringing it to headquarters on the railway. The plucky lad succeeds, marries his gal, and becomes the new general manager to boot.


George Brent
as William 'Bill' Austin
Anita Louise
as Margaret Ricks
Charles Winninger
as Captain 'Cappy' Ricks
John Eldredge
as Lloyd Skinner
Henry O'Neill
as Cmdr. Tisdale
Joseph Crehan
as Karl Stone
Willard Robertson
as Matt Peasley
Herbert Rawlinson
as Lester Brent
Edward Gargan
as Policeman
Craig Reynolds
as Macon Survivor
Carlyle Moore Jr.
as Macon Survivor
Gordon Oliver
as Mr. Luce
James Robbins
as Information Clerk
Helen Lowell
as Mr. Luce's Mother
Helen Valkis
as Skinner's Secretary
Minerva Urecal
as Cappy Ricks' Secretary
Edward Price
as Radio Operator
Max Hoffman Jr.
as Navigating Officer
Lane Chandler
as Radio Officer
George Chandler
as Card Printer
Ann Doran
as Maizie the Maid
Ward Bond
as Logger
Sam McDaniel
as Black Man
Etta McDaniel
as Black Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Go Getter

All Critics (2)

Cappy Ricks story, idealizing servility under the guise of stickto-itiveness.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Charles Winninger's energetic performance as Cappy keeps things moving, and George Brent seems to be mildly in character most of the time; at any rate he never makes the mistake of limping on the wrong leg.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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