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The Farmer Takes a Wife

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Despite the rise of the railroads, in the 1850s the Erie Canal is still a major route for transporting goods. Farmer Dan Harrow (Henry Fonda) takes a canal boat job to save money for his own land. Mean-spirited Jotham Klore (Charles Bickford) works on the same vessel with his girlfriend, cook Molly Larkins (Janet Gaynor). Dan and Molly fall for each other, but she fears Dan is a coward. When he refuses to fight Jotham, Molly cancels their engagement, and the farmer must win her back.

Cast: Janet Gaynor , Henry Fonda , Charles Bickford , Slim Summerville , Andy Devine , Roger Imhof , Jane Withers , Margaret Hamilton

Director: Victor Fleming

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox Film Corporation

The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)

Release Date: August 2nd, 1935|1 hr. 31 min.

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