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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.

Director:

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 with Cultivating Ways ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joseph Cotten was a native of Petersburg, Virginia. He had a southern accent. See more »

Quotes

Agatha Morley: What do you want the public to believe, Mr. Finley?
Anders Finley: To believe in our type of 100% Americanism. Now, a 100% American is...
Agatha Morley: White?
Anders Finley: Right!
Agatha Morley: No foreign-born?
Anders Finley: Right!
Agatha Morley: The right kind of religion?
Anders Finley: Exactly right, Mrs. Morley.
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Questions and Answers (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Row, Row, Row
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by William Jerome
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Loretta Young is charming in Oscar-winning role...
24 May 2001 | by DoylenfSee 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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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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