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Director  Ray Enright
Cinematography  Arthur L. Todd
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  United States
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Writer  Hugh Cummings, Richard Macaulay, Paul Girard Smith, Joe Traub, William Hazlett Upson
Release date  July 24, 1936 (1936-07-24)
Producers  Hal B. Wallis, Samuel Bischoff
Cast  Joe E. Brown (Alexander Botts), June Travis (Mabel Johnson), Guy Kibbee (Sam Johnson), Dick Foran (Emmet McManus), Carol Hughes (Sally Blair), Gene Lockhart (George Healey)
Similar movies  Used Cars, Cemetery Junction, Everything Must Go, All Is Bright, A King In New York, Take the Trash

Earthworm Tractors is a 1936 American film directed by Ray Enright and starring Joe E. Brown and June Travis. The film is also known as A Natural Born Salesman in the United Kingdom.


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The film is based on characters created by William Hazlett Upson in a series of stories that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. The series featured Alexander Botts, a natural-born salesman, and the Earthworm Tractor Company, and was inspired in part by Upson's actual work experience with the Caterpillar Tractor Company.

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Plot summary

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In this slapstick romantic comedy, Alexander Botts is egged on by his sweetheart Sally to do great things, so he writes a letter to the Earthworm Tractor Company, and is hired as a salesman. He gets fired more than once, but is rehired by getting orders. He falls in love with Mabel, daughter of cranky Sam. Eventually, he proves a super salesman by selling many tractors to Sam, and wins Mabel's love.


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  • Joe E. Brown as Alexander Botts
  • June Travis as Mabel Johnson
  • Guy Kibbee as Sam Johnson
  • Dick Foran as Emmet McManus
  • Carol Hughes as Sally Blair
  • Gene Lockhart as George Healey
  • Olin Howland as Mr. Blair
  • Joseph Crehan as Mr. Henderson
  • Charles C. Wilson as H.J. Russell
  • William B. Davidson as Mr. Jackson
  • Irving Bacon as Taxicab Driver
  • Stuart Holmes as The Doctor
  • Frederick Schmitt as tractor driving stunt double for Joe E. Brown

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