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The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  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 overview, first billed only:
Virginia Thatcher
Adolph Petree
Dr. Matthew Sulven
Tom Powers ...
Hy Nordick
William Harrigan ...
Ward C. Hughes
Olaf Holstrom
Harry Shannon ...
Mr. Holstrom
Keith Andes ...
Sven Holstrom
Thurston Hall ...
Wilbur Johnson
Art Baker ...
Anders J. Finley
Einar - Campaign Reporter


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 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 <>

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Release Date:

26 March 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Katie for Congress  »

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Loretta Young is charming in Oscar-winning role...
24 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Loretta Young with blonde hairdo and Swedish accent is a congressman's housekeeper with lots of common sense ideas herself of how things ought to be. Soon she herself is running for office--but not before romantic developments occur between Young and Joseph Cotten (as Congressman Morley). This is the sort of fresh comedy with warm appeal that made the most of Young's abilities--as did her roles in other such warmhearted comedies as "The Bishop's Wife" and "Come to the Stable". She surprised everyone (including herself) by winning an Oscar against stiff competition--Rosalind Russell, Susan Hayward, Joan Crawford among the nominees. It was quite a year for Loretta. Her other film, "The Bishop's Wife", was nominated in the Best Picture category.

Ethel Barrymore and Charles Bickford lend solid support (Bickford won a Supporting Actor nomination) and a young actor by the name of Lex Barker had a small role as one of Loretta's hunky brothers. Still a fresh and charming comedy.

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