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The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 2 August 1935 (USA)
Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

Walter D. Edmonds (novel), Marc Connelly (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Gaynor ... Molly Larkins
Henry Fonda ... Dan Harrow
Charles Bickford ... Jotham Klore
Slim Summerville ... Fortune Friendly
Andy Devine ... Elmer Otway
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Samson 'Sam' Weaver
Jane Withers ... Della
Margaret Hamilton ... Lucy Gurget
Sig Ruman ... Blacksmith (as Siegfried Rumann)
John Qualen ... Sol Tinker
Kitty Kelly ... Ivy
Robert Gleckler ... Fisher - Freight Agent
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Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider leaving the exciting life on the canal for a banal one on a farm... Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noiva do Camponês See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Spencer Tracy was initially cast as the villain but objected to the part and was replaced by Charles Bickford. See more »

Goofs

The map shown at the beginning of the movie contains several errors for the 1850s, including showing West Virginia as a separate state. The second map shows an arrangement of European states that would not be valid until 1871. See more »

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Referenced in The Waltons: The Bicycle (1973) See more »

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Henry Fonda's Screen Debut
22 August 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 30 year old Henry Fonda made his screen debut in this film where he delivers a fairly mediocre performance. His voice is always the same and he's still as stiff and one dimensional as he went on to become as an old man on the screen, but there is activity in his face which redeems him as a screen actor.


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