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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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Cast

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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(2012) (theatrical)

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sibley Sweetland: ...and don't forget to air your Master's pants, 'Minta.
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One of the best silent comedies I've ever seen...
17 April 2008 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I never would have guessed in a million years what a pleasant surprise "The Farmer's wife" turned out to be for me. I love Alfred Hitchcock and consider him one of my favorite filmmakers but I still have to admit that I'm not too impressed about all of his earliest efforts. I started to watch this charming little-known gem with a very low expectations since I knew it wasn't even a thriller and therefore not Hitch's number one genre but I certainly didn't expect it to be as funny, warm-hearted and downright irresistible as it actually was. Actors were marvelous, humor was brilliant and most important of all the story was timeless. I honestly can't remember the last time I got such a good feeling from a movie. I'll promise you if you like films of the silent era this one is definitely a gem you don't want to miss!


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