The Farmer's Wife (1928)

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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:
Araminta Dench, his Housekeeper (as Lilian Hall-Davis)
Gordon Harker ...
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Maud Gill ...
Louie Pounds ...
Olga Slade ...
Ruth Maitland ...
Mercy Bassett
Antonia Brough ...
Haward Watts ...
Mollie Ellis ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

4 January 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La esposa del granjero  »

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(2012) (theatrical)

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1.33 : 1
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Filmed in 1927, not released until 1928. See more »


When Farmer Sweetland and Minta are embracing, Sweetland's hands are all the way around her in one shot then just on her arm in the next shot. See more »


[first lines]
Sibley Sweetland: ...and don't forget to air your Master's pants, 'Minta.
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Longer version is at wrong speed
17 April 2006 | by (st. paul, mn) – See all my reviews

I have both versions, long and short, of "The Farmer's Wife", and they are identical except for the speed at which they were recorded onto tape/DVD. I strongly recommend against the 129-minute version, as it is slower than real-life speed and drags the humor from the film. The shorter version is much funnier and more like Hitchcock, whose films weren't known for their dragginess.

Jameson Thomas, who plays Samuel Sweetland, was at the time of filming a huge star in England. In 1930 he and his wife left England for Hollywood, where he played a few leads in "B" pictures and then settled into a continuous second lead/character groove. He's the doctor at the end of "The Invisible Man" who tells Henry Travers of Claude Rains' demise: "I'm afraid the end will be rather terrible." He also played Mr. Semple, the twitchy false heir, in "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town."

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