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  • U
  • Comedy, Romance
  • 1928
  • 97 mins

Farmer's Wife, The

Farmer's Wife, The


Early Hitchcock adapted from a play by Philpotts, this is a sweet rural comedy which tells the story of a grumpy widowed farmer (Thomas) who decides to take a new wife but can't find a woman to live up to his impossible standards.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Gibb McLaughlin, Gordon Harker, Maud Gill, Louise Pounds, Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writer: JE Hunter, Alfred Hitchcock, Leslie Arliss, Eliot Stannard, Norman Lee
  • Producer: John Maxwell
  • Photographer: Jack E Cox

In a nutshell

Despite the early plot give-away (he spends the whole film searching for the right woman but finds her to be his housekeeper) the film's robust caricatures and gentle humour keep things bowling along nicely.

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