The Farmer's Daughter Reviews
The cast is impressive. Whenever it is noted that Loretta won the Oscar that year over Rosalind Russell in a big upset, her actual performance is rarely discussed. In fact she is perfect in the role, totally believable and not a bit saccharine despite the whimsical storyline; it reminds me of Frances McDormand's Marge in FARGO, for which she also won the Oscar. Cotten is an underappreciated leading man, and he is totally likable here. The great Ethel Barrymore is both wise and war as his mother, and Bickford is classic. And notice the hunky Lex Barker as one of Katie's brothers!
AAll in all this film is a real gem, not an epic but a fine piece of a better and more innocent America!
The story of the daughter of a immigrant farmer and her travels to the big smoke to become a Nurse who ends being a butler for a political family & then finds herself in the political ring.
It's a charming film even though its incredibly predictable & you can see it all coming. Loretta really put the effort in & her performance shows.
A classic that is know engrained in society & is often referred to in quotes & jokes, a good film worth watching.
Young DID NOT deserve the Oscar.