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The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated  |   |  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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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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A Gal with Cultivating Ways ! See more »

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26 March 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Katie for Congress  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Initially titling their film "Katie for Congress", RKO sought the more suggestive title "The Farmer's Daughter": however, they had to "buy" that title from Paramount Studios who owned the movie of the same name from 1940 starring Martha Raye. See more »

Quotes

Anders Finley: Exactly right, Mrs. Morley. I guess I know where you stand.
[Clancy has had enough. He moves menacingly towards Finley]
Joseph Clancy: [to Finley, angrily] Either you're leaving this house now or I'm going to throw you out!
Agatha Morley: [Mockingly] Joseph! How dare you talk to one of my guests like that!
[Clancy is flabbergasted. Finley smiles. Mrs. Morley is a true convert, that's obvious]
Joseph Clancy: [to Mrs. Morley] You're not serious about this?
Agatha Morley: Joseph...
[Reprovingly to Clancy]
Agatha Morley: ... I'm afraid we will have to speak about this later.
Joseph Clancy: [...]
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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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