The Farmer's Wife
Independent Films, Film Profiles
The Farmer’s Wife (1928) is a silent film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.It was based on a play of the same name by British novelist, poet and playwright Eden Phillpotts, best known for a series of novels based on Dartmoor, in Devon.The plot is a romantic comedy and tells the story of a lonely widower, Samuel Sweetland (Jameson Thomas) who decides to remarry. He pursues several local spinsters, who each reject his advances. However, Aramintha (Lillian Hall-Davis), his housekeeper, is secretly in love with him and eventually Sweetland comes to realise that the right woman was there on his doorstep all along.The supporting cast includes Gordon Harker, in a comic role as a surly workman called Churdles Ash; Gibb McLaughlin as Henry Coaker; and Maud Gill as Thirza Tapper.After being thought in the public domain for decades, the film's rights were obtained by French media company Canal+ in 2005.
Year of Production: 1928
Length: 129 min.
Country: United Kingdom
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker