City Girl

Synopsis: Lem goes to Chicago to sell the wheat his family has grown on their farm in Minnesota. There he meets the waitress Kate. They fall in love and get married before going back to the farm. Kate is accepted by Lem's mother and kid sister but is rejected by his father, who believes she married for the money. (And the fact that Lem didn't get a fair price for the wheat is her fault too). The reapers arrive and quickly they make things even more complicated by making their move on Kate. Lem misunderstands the situation and believes Kate is actually interested. In despair Kate leaves the farm and Lem goes looking for her.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): F.W. Murnau
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

And he never can bear to be crossed.

I want to talk to you!

I'd like to know what you expected

to get out of marryin' Lem.

What any other wife expects.

I married Lem because I...

..I love him..

Women like you love for

what they can get out of it...

...But you'll get nothing from me!

You can go back to Chicago!

You certainly smeared it that time!

Now I'll never give Lem up!...

I am going to make a man of Lem Tustine

in spite of you!.....

...And if you think he'll let me go away

without him...

...guess again!

I'm master here!

My son does what I say...

...and so will you!

Your... father... hit me!

Kate... I can't strike

my own father!

And this is our honeymoon!

I got some surprise for you! Lem's went

an' married a city girl!

Good looker?

The old man's like a mad bull...

tryin' to bust it up...

...An' last night, she slept

in the bedroom alone...

...'an he slept in the loft!

I'm gonna have first look! Maybe

I'll help the old man bust it up!.

Well, Pa-in-law, where's the

blushin' bride?

Get busy! Do somethin'

to earn your keep!

How do you like bein' here?

Bein' here's all right... I don't

think much of the company.

Don't waste any more time...

we got to get started.

Aw, she don't weigh

no 187 pounds!

I don't want anything to eat.

Looks like you've popped

into a hornrt's nest.

You said it!

There's your chance, Mac...

to check up on that weighin' machine!

Kate... we can't go on like this...

I didn't think anybody could

ever come between us......

Kate, Let's forget this quarrel

and be happy.

I love you... you're my wife.

If you marry the one you are

thinking of all will be well.

Lem! This aint the bridal suite.

You mind your own business!

that goes for all of you! And if anyone

wants an argument, I got two good ones!

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Elliott Lester

Elliott Lester is a British film and television director, best known for directing the film Blitz. He made his directing debut in 2006 with Love Is the Drug, and his latest film, Aftermath, was released on 4 April 2017. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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