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The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Henry Levin and produced by Frank P. Rosenberg.

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The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935), Rascals (1938), & High School (1940)

on May 16, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The final three films in the Four Days with Jane series show? the good, the bad, and the ugly!? High School and Rascals are Jane at her madcap best, with the edge going to the latter.? The final one, The Farmer Takes a Wife, is a Jane Withers film in name only as the movie is really a leading vehicl... Read full article


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By Caftan Woman on Jul 20, 2011 From Caftan Woman

Erie Canal Song (Chorus) Low bridge ev'-ry bod-y down, Low bridge for we're com-in to a town, And you al-ways know your neighbor, You'll always know your pal, If you've ev-er navigated on the Er-... Read full article


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Lucy Cashdollar: Don't forget, I'm a five time widow, and when they died they all left me everything they owned. Rest their souls.
Fortune Friendly: What do you want with me? I'm broke.
Lucy Cashdollar: Well, I figure after five rich husbands, the next one would be on the house.


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News items and studio publicity reported that the opening title cards of the Erie Canal during different seasons was painted by noted artist Albert J. Kramer, and that the double wedding ceremony at the end was styled by art director Addison Hehr to resemble Grant Woods' painting of "Farm House."
Of Betty Grable's 29 feature-film appearances from 1940 through 1955, only this movie did not play at the Roxy Theatre in New York City. Instead, this picture opened at the Globe Theatre on June 12, 1953. Note: Miss Grable's How to Marry a Millionaire had its Manhattan premiere simultaneously at the Roxy and the Globe on November 12, 1953.
The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 30 October 1934 and closed in January 1935 after 104 performances. The opening night cast included Henry Fonda, Margaret Hamilton and Francis Pierlot.
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