The Farmer Takes a Wife Poster

Release Date: 1935

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

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Underdog, Love, Spirited, Marriage, Love interest, Amusing, Love triangle, Transformation