The Farmer's Wife (Silent)

Starring: Jameson Thomas Director: Alfred Hitchcock
The Farmer's Wife (Silent)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1928
  • Label: Delta
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese

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In this dramatic comedy gem, we get a rare glimpse into Hitchcock's silent film era. Farmer Samuel Sweetland, unsuccessful at finding a bride, is secretly loved by devoted housekeeper Davies. The screenplay was written by Hitchcock, based on a play by Eden Philpotts. Includes a newly recorded music score.

Product Description:

A silent comedy by Hitchcock showcasing fluid camera movements and elaborate emotional visuals, THE FARMER'S WIFE is filmed like a thriller, utilizing photography that suggests a German influence on Hitchcock. This adaptation of a successful play by Eden Phillpotts follows a widower who lives on a farm with his housekeeper and is combing the countryside in search of a wife, blind to the attachment his housekeeper has developed for him.

Plot Synopsis:

Samuel Sweetland (Jameson Thomas) is a condescending farmer who finds himself all alone. His wife has died, and his daughter has just gotten married. To find a new spouse, Sweetland and his housekeeper, Minta (Lillian Hall-Davis), make a list of the women who live nearby, assuming that any one of them would kill to be his bride. But farmer Sweetland is in for a big surprise--and his ego is in for a major bruising--until the lovelorn Sweetland can acknowledge that he is secretly admired by his housekeeper. Gordon Harker gives an amusing performance as the old farmhand in this faithful adaptation of a play by Eden Phillpotts.

Plot Keywords:

Love Story | Romance | Silent | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: March 1928.
  • Filmed on location at Devon and Surrey, England.
  • When the chief cameraman got sick, Hitchcock took over.
  • After filming was completed, Hitchcock invited the cast and crew to celebrate at a West End restaurant. As a prank Hitchcock hired actors as waiters with instructions to be rude and insulting.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 10,175
  • UPC: 018111997232
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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