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The Farmer's Wife (1928)

After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Eden Phillpotts (play), Eliot Stannard (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jameson Thomas ... Farmer Sweetland
Lillian Hall-Davis ... Araminta Dench, His Housekeeper (as Lilian Hall-Davis)
Gordon Harker ... Churdles Ash, His Handyman
Gibb McLaughlin ... Henry Coaker
Maud Gill Maud Gill ... Thirza Tapper
Louie Pounds Louie Pounds ... Widow Windeatt
Olga Slade Olga Slade ... Mary Hearn, Postmistress
Ruth Maitland Ruth Maitland ... Mercy Bassett
Antonia Brough Antonia Brough ... Susan
Haward Watts Haward Watts ... Dick Coaker
Mollie Ellis Mollie Ellis ... Sibley Sweetland
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La esposa del granjero See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2012) (theatrical) | (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Hitchcock in the famous interview held in 1966 to François Truffaut, the play by Eden Phillpotts in which the film is based was reached to stage 1400 times in London. See more »

Goofs

When Farmer Sweetland and Minta are embracing, Sweetland's hands are all the way around her in one shot then just on her arm in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sibley Sweetland: ...and don't forget to air your Master's pants, 'Minta.
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Connections

Version of The Farmer's Wife (1955) See more »

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Hitchcock funniest film
3 April 1999 | by TSRacerSee all my reviews

Very funny. I never realized Hitchcock could do slapstick. Surprised to find the story and characters easy to follow and identify with even with the near lack of title cards. The best silent Hitchcock film I have seen and maybe the funniest film he ever made.


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