Very funny. I never realized Hitchcock could do slapstick. Surprised to find the story and characters easy to follow and identify with even with the near lack of title cards. The best silent Hitchcock film I have seen and maybe the funniest film he ever made.
The Farmer's Wife (1928) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Farmer's Wife (1928) 1080p
The Farmer's Wife is a movie starring Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, and Gordon Harker. After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry, but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic...
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Farmer Sweetland is a lonely old widower. He is determined to marry again and he enlists the help of his housekeeper Minta to pick a wife from the local single women.
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Hitchcock funniest filmReviewed byTSRacerVote: 8/10
After his wife dies, and their daughter marries, lonely widowed farmer Jameson Thomas (as Samuel Sweetland) decides to look for holy matrimony with another woman. With the help of devoted housekeeper Lillian Hall-Davis (as Minta Dench) and handyman Gordon Harker (as Churdles Ash), Mr. Thomas proposes to three matronly prospects: independent widow Louie Pounds (as Louisa Windeatt), frigid spinster Maud Gill (as Thirza Tapper), and pillowy postmistress Olga Slade (as Mary Hearn). None of the women prove to be satisfactory, but Thomas' ideal mate is closer than he thinks?
If "The Farmer's Wife" were filmed a few years earlier, in Hollywood, with Wallace Reid and Norma Shearer, we might have had four decades of romantic Alfred Hitchcock comedies? well, maybe not. Anyway, it's a good silent moving picture. The opening sequence, which shows the sad passing of the farmer's wife, is very effective; it's a good change from the original play, considering the silent film medium. But, this film is too long, with the daughter's marriage immediately and unnecessarily dragging the story down; moreover, the ending is drawn out. Mr. Hitchcock's food filming fetish is evident throughout - nobody touches Ms. Gill's gelatin!
****** The Farmer's Wife (3/2/28) Alfred Hitchcock ~ Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Maud Gill
You could see Hitchcock's visual craft developing in this silly tale of a widowed farmer who is determined to find a wife, while not seeing what is right under his nose. The facial expressions and longings of the characters are quite well done, considering the age of this piece. It is mostly farcical and simple, but everyone must learn his craft, and this is no exception. I was quite taken with the three women he chose pursue. They represent some levels of ugliness and silliness that make the movie work. It shows how slim the pickings are in the village. It also presents a time when things were quite different. There is a great scene at the end which I won't spoil that is priceless. If you are looking for true Hitchcock, don't bother, but if you want to see the foundation of genius, take parts of this into your embrace.