The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

Director: H.C. Potter Cast: Keith Andes, Loretta Young, James Arness

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Overview

When Loretta Young stepped up to accept her Academy Award for The Farmer's Daughter, the ever-youthful leading lady, who'd been in films since 1928, sighed "At long last!" Young is cast as Katie Holstrum, an independently-minded Swedish girl who leaves her family's Minnesota farm to take a domestic job at the Washington DC home of congressman Glenn Morley Joseph Cotten. Katie's outspokeness and Scandanavian common sense immediately endears her to Morley, his mother Ethel Barrymore, and the family's crusty-but-kindly butler Clancy Charles Bickford. Sensing that the political machine backing Morley isn't thoroughly honest, Katie takes an active hand in Washington politics, leading to her own nomination for a congressional seat. The machine-boss villains (depicted rather provocatively as right-wing reactionaries) try to discredit Katie on the eve of the election, but she is rescued by Morley, who of course has fallen in love with her. Adapted from Juurakon Hulda (Hulda, Daughter of Parliament), a Finnish play written by Hella Wuolijoki (using the pen name Juhani Tervapää), which had originally been optioned as a potential vehicle for Ingrid Bergman, The Farmer's Daughter later matriculated into a weekly TV series, with Inger Stevens as Katie and William Windom as Morley.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2018
UPC: 0738329215194
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 3,102

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Lee Gambin; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keith Andes Sven Holstrom
Loretta Young Katrin Holstrom
James Arness Peter Holstrom
Joseph Cotten Glenn Morley
Art Baker Anders Finley
Ethel Barrymore Mrs. Morley
Charles Bickford Clancy
Harry Davenport Dr. Matthew Sutven
Lex Barker Olaf Holstrom
Don Beddoe Einar
Thurston Hall Wilbert Johnson
William Harrigan Ward Hughes
Rose Hobart Virginia Thatcher
Anna Q. Nilsson Mrs. Holstrom
Tom Powers Nordick
Rhys Williams Adolph Petree
William Bakewell Windor
Sven Hugo Borg Dr. Mattsen
Robert Clarke Assistant Announcer
Douglas Evans Silbey
Bess Flowers Woman
John Gallaudet Van
Cy Kendall Sweeney
Charles McGraw Fisher
Jason Robards Night Editor
Harry Shannon Mr. Holstrom
William B. Davidson Eckers
Frank Ferguson Maattinaan
Charles Lane Jackson

Technical Credits
H.C. Potter Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Gordon Bau Makeup
Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Feild M. Gray Art Director
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Laura Kerr Screenwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Harry Marker Editor
Harley Miller Set Decoration/Design
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Rivkin Screenwriter
Francis M. Sarver Sound/Sound Designer
Dore Schary Producer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Farmer's Daughter
1. Chapter 1 [9:20]
2. Chapter 2 [13:49]
3. Chapter 3 [19:31]
4. Chapter 4 [13:03]
5. Chapter 5 [11:47]
6. Chapter 6 [10:02]
7. Chapter 7 [11:33]
8. Chapter 8 [7:54]

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