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

You must get this amount or

it will be serious.Your Father

"First call for lunch

in the dining car"!

Your handkerchiefs are

under your shirts.

Use a clean one every day.

Don't stay out late at night

Don't take up with strangers.

Remember we are depending on you

to do your best.

Was that the first call for luncheon?

Guess so. It's the first one

I've heard, ma'am.

Maybe I made a mistake...

...sendin' Lem to Chicago...alone.

I raise wheat to sell, not to

play with! Every grain counts!

Give us this day

our daily bread....

Get to work, Kate... that fan's

for the files!

If the files are as hot as

I am, they need it!

Can you beat it ?

He's praying !

Betcha two bits he's gonna

take a chance on the hash !

I'd like some corned beef hash

and coffee, please.

You win!

Gee! I'm sorry!

It was my fault...for

putting 'em there.


Minnesota, eh?

Swede ?

No.. pa is Scotch

Ma is Canadian...

...and I'm plain American.

Lonesome in the big city, aint it ?

What you doin' here?

I'm down here to sell

our wheat crop.

Well, old wheat king, how about

some bread pudding for desert?

I always do that at home.

It makesMa's work easier.

Living on a farm

must be wonderful!

I'm certainly glad to have met you!

I'm glad too.



No letter from Lem yet.

I'm worried, Mother.

Lem's doin' what's right...You keep

forgettin' our boy's a grown man now.

maybe you're right,...

...but I can't help thinkin'

of him as a little shaver.

Just the same, if he don't sell right,

I'll never be able to make both ends meet!

Hey! How does he rate a private breeze?

How old is this fish anyway ?

Don't ask me Mister!

Look in his mouth!

Figurin' how much it'll cost to

take her out tonight, Buddy?

I sold the wheat today...

I hope Pop won't be mad.

He sent you to sell it, didn't he?

But i didn't get his price.

It was droppin' so fast I was

afraid to hold out any longer.

I'd rather be deaf than blind,

wouldn't you ?

I can see you'd be nice company.

What do you do with your evenings?

You'll never know!

You shouldn't 'a done that!

Fighting over me!

I'd fight anybody who tried

to lay a hand on you!

I'm going home....

on the one o'clock train.

Cut short the side order, Kate...

the boss is givin' you the eagle eye!

There's something I wanted to ask..

I wanted to ask...If you...

If you... like... like living in the city?

Guess one place is good as another.

It's all a wash-out,

If you ask me!!

Well s'long Kid! Give my love

to the cows and the chickens!

I think... I'll wait a minute.



If you marry the one you are

thinking of all will be well.

I left something behind...

got to get it.

If we get married right away

we can be home by morning.

Just married a sweet girl

waitress in big resyaurant

Know you will love her. Bringing

her home tomorrow.

Your Son

Good girls ain't that free and easy

about getting married.

The boy's been roped in!

Oh, Lem, it's wonderful to have a home

and a mother and father...

And a man of my own...

...a real two-fisted guy...

to take care of me!

Ma ...this is Kate!

This is the prettiest bridal bouquet

I ever saw!

You're Marie, ain't you?

If I catch you playin' with wheat

again, I'll whip you!

Father... here's Kate.

How much did you get

for the wheat?

Didn't I tell you not to sell

under $1.15?

If you'd been tendin' to my business

'stead of your own, you'd 'a waited.

Change your clothes

and get to work!

The harvesters are

comin' in the mornin'!

Don't mind Father....

he's upset.

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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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