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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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(2012) (theatrical)

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

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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 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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It's worth persevering with
11 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first half is rather slow, but keep going - it's definitely worth it. The humour in Hitchcock's films is generally based around great character actors (e.g. Jessie Royce Landis in To Catch a Thief and North by NorthWest), and here not one of the actors disappoints. Lillian Hall Davis has a better part in the Ring (also 1928 - Gordon Harker is again very amusing in it too), but is lovely in this film. Sound would have added nothing. My 8-year old daughter was apprehensive about watching a silent film, but once things started to get going in the second half, was hooked.

Hitchcock referred to it in later years as one of his "photographed plays", but the action occurs in several locations, so is nowhere near as constrained as many of his films (plays or not). In fact, even though the location shots are few and far between, they really give this film a non-studio feel.

All of Hitchcock's films are notable for their visual storytelling (look at the initial scene-setting in Rear Window that speaks volumes without a single word being uttered), and it is interesting to see the origins of this, and the great influence of German Expressionism.


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