|Cinematography:||Clyde De Vinna|
|Editing:||Frank E. Hull|
|Released:||6 December 1935|
|Internet Movie Database entry 0026046|
Ah, Wilderness! (1935) is an adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play of the same name. The movie was filmed in Grafton, Massachusetts, directed by Clarence Brown, stars Wallace Beery as the drunken uncle later portrayed on Broadway by Jackie Gleason, and features Lionel Barrymore, Eric Linden, Cecilia Parker, Spring Byington, and a young Mickey Rooney. Rooney also starred in MGM's musical remake Summer Holiday (1948).
The film holds the dubious distinction of being the first to advertise in trade papers for Academy Award nominations, depicting a cartoon of MGM's Leo the Lion holding an Oscar and proudly stating "You've given so much, Leo ... Get ready to receive!" Despite, or perhaps because of the ad campaign, the film failed to receive a single nomination.