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The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 March 1947 (USA)
After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics.

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H.C. Potter
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Young ... Katrin Holstrom
Joseph Cotten ... Glenn Morley
Ethel Barrymore ... Mrs. Morley
Charles Bickford ... Joseph Clancy
Rose Hobart ... Virginia
Rhys Williams ... Adolph
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Matthew Sutven
Tom Powers ... Nordick
William Harrigan ... Ward Hughes
Keith Andes ... Sven
Harry Shannon ... Mr. Holstrom
Lex Barker ... Olaf
Thurston Hall ... Wilbur Johnson
Art Baker ... A. J. Finley
Don Beddoe ... Einar
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Storyline

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 Who Really Goes To Town ! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

26 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Katie for Congress See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Arness's (as James Aurness) movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Katrin Holstrom: Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight I want to ask you for the most precious thing you own: your vote.
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Soundtracks

Row, Row, Row
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Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by William Jerome
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Great fun
27 July 2012 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

Brilliantly written social comedy drama about a farmer's daughter who ends up in the employ of a congressman, and then ends up running for office herself. Loretta Young was at the height of her powers as the country girl and Joseph Cotten is the congressman. As I have never cottoned to Cotten, I will say nothing about his performance other than I wish someone else -- anyone else -- had been given the role. I never bought Cotton as an actor, especially as a leading man. Ethel Barrymore is Cotten's politically savvy mother, and the supporting cast is first-rate. The film could just as easily have been made in the 1930s, as it has that era's feel. While it takes a simplistic view of Ame4rican politics, it is still delightful to watch. The subsequent TV series with Inger Stevens was not nearly as interesting.


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