The Farmer's Wife

1928

The Farmer's Wife

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This first film version of Eden Philpotts' play The Farmer's Wife was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The story involves a roughhewn widowed farmer (Samuel Sweetland) in search of a new bride. Every candidate for the "title" proves insufficient, either because they fail to meet the farmer's exacting standards or because they want no part of him. Eventually the farmer realizes that his "perfect" mate has been under his own nose all along. The Farmer's Wife was remade in 1941, with Basil Sydney in the lead.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

  • Charming comedy of rural manners.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • It has been nicely directed with a keen eye for the sunlight and shadows over the winding country roads, and the indoor scenes are always correct as to furnishings.

    Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Hitchcock disliked the film, but it offers an unusual glimpse of the master before he settled into thrillers. Matters of marriage were always much on Hitchcock's mind.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Hitchcock's seventh (silent) feature is a charming, well acted rustic comedy

    Nov 12, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Enjoyable pastoral silent comedy of manners, that's more interesting as a curio than as one of the Master's better films.

    Aug 15, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Modern-day fans of his work will see many directorial flourishes that hint at the mastery he displays in later films.

    Mar 20, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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