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The Farmer's Wife (1928)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  4 January 1930 (USA)
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After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process.

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Complete credited cast:
Jameson Thomas ...
Lillian Hall-Davis ...
Araminta Dench, his Housekeeper (as Lilian Hall-Davis)
Gordon Harker ...
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Maud Gill ...
Louie Pounds ...
Olga Slade ...
Ruth Maitland ...
Antonia Brough ...
Susan
Haward Watts ...
Mollie Ellis ...
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Farmer Sweetland is a lonely old widower. He is determined to marry again and he enlists the help of his housekeeper Minta to pick a wife from the local single women. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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4 January 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La esposa del granjero  »

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Filmed in 1927, not released until 1928. See more »

Goofs

After being rejected by Louisa, Farmer Sweetland's horse changes position in between shots as he mounts it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sibley Sweetland: ...and don't forget to air your Master's pants, 'Minta.
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Referenced in Repo Man (1984) See more »

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Trouble and Strife to come to the Farmer
13 May 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

I saw this years ago, enjoyed but forgot about it. On retrospect it seems a very long drawn out 96 minute comedy film with a flimsy plot, even so I wonder what a 129 minute version would be like.

Jameson Thomas plays thicko widower farmer who can't see beyond the end of his nose when it comes to looking to honour a woman by marrying him. It's obvious from the first reel what the story will be and the eventual conclusion, but for all that it's still well worth watching. Some of the outdoor shots are delightful, portraying the English countryside impressionistically, the indoor usually portray people in the throes of pigging themselves within slapstick routines. The farmers' handyman Gordon Harker was even stranger than his master, with make up absolutely caked on his face for some reason.

Altogether, a nice little film, totally inconsequential but with some nice touches from Hitch and fluid camera movements, all helping maintain interest.


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