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The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

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

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Virginia Thatcher
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Adolph Petree
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Dr. Matthew Sulven
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Hy Nordick
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Ward C. Hughes
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Olaf Holstrom
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Mr. Holstrom
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Sven Holstrom
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Wilbur Johnson
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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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Drama | Romance

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26 March 1947 (USA)  »

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Katie for Congress  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 15, 1951 with Loretta Young and Joseph Cotten reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Agatha Morley: What do you do, Katrin?
Katrin Holstrom: Well, at home I do everything. Make six beds every morning. Do washing, ironing for mama, papa, my three brothers, myself. Clean all seven rooms and do dishes of course. And, I help mama with the canning. I preserve meat, candle eggs, dill pickles, smoke ham and bacon. I wait on tables - 40 hands at harvest time. And I make glogg.
Agatha Morley: You do?
Katrin Holstrom: Yah, at Christmas time, with a hot poker. You want to know what I do outside?
Glenn Morley: I don't know about my mother, but I'd be fascinated.
Katrin Holstrom: ...
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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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