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The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1947 (USA)
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Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Agatha Morley
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Joseph Clancy
Rose Hobart ...
Virginia Thatcher
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Adolph Petree
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Dr. Matthew Sulven
Tom Powers ...
Hy Nordick
William Harrigan ...
Ward C. Hughes
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Olaf Holstrom
Harry Shannon ...
Mr. Holstrom
Keith Andes ...
Sven Holstrom
Thurston Hall ...
Wilbur Johnson
Art Baker ...
Anders J. Finley
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Einar - Campaign Reporter
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Swedish-American farmer's daughter Katrin 'Katie' Holstrom leaves the farm to study nursing in the big, wicked city. Thanks to a chiseling acquaintance, her tuition and expense money disappears the first day, and she's forced to get a job...as a domestic for congressman Glenn Morley. Impressed by her political awareness as well as her many charms and capabilities, Glenn is soon infatuated with Katie, and she with him, but their feelings remain unspoken...until Katie speaks up at a party rally and is abruptly thrust into politics herself. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Katie for Congress  »

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Trivia

Joseph Cotten was a native of Petersburg, VA. He had a delicious southern accent. See more »

Quotes

Glenn Morley: She doesn't know anything about politics. How can she, I ask you, be expected to give of such things as the minimum wage bill, the full employment bill, the Missouri Valley, the Columbia Valley authorities amendments, the permanent MBPC, atomic bomb control, poll tax, national... , well a hundred other things.
Katrin Holstrom: Can you?
Glenn Morley: That's beside the point. I am already a congressman.
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Row, Row, Row
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by William Jerome
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an enjoyable comedy when politics was less heavy
2 January 2002 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting romantic comedy with political overtones. The romance and comedy are deftly played and the politics are played satirically. When compared to recent romantic comedy / poliical movies (e.g. the American President), this movie's ideals can still be considered relevant today, although the ways and means of campaign financing have changed greatly.


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