The Farmer's Daughter


60m 1940

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 29, 1940
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 16 Feb 1940
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Deciding to produce a play on a shoestring budget, Broadway promoter Nickie North converts the barn on farmer Tom Bingham's land into a straw hat theater. The financial backer of the show insists that temperamental star, Clarice Sheldon, be cast in the play, so that he can leave town to be secretly married without any harassment from Clarice, his old flame. As rehearsals begin, the farmer's klutzy daughter Patience begins to fall in love with leading man Dennis Crane. As the curtain is about to go up on the opening performance, Clarice learns of her erstwhile lover's marriage and walks out on Nickie. Patience, who has been helping Dennis with his lines, steps into the starring role and scores a smash hit with her singing and dancing. After their show runs on Broadway, Patience and Dennis marry, and Nickie finds a backer for another play.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 29, 1940
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 16 Feb 1940
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

Notes

The copyright records list the character played by Benny Baker as "Monk Belden" while Variety names him "Monk Gordon." This was Martha Raye's final picture on her Paramount contract.