The Farmer Takes a Wife

Synopsis: Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider leaving the exciting life on the canal for a banal one on a farm...
Genre: Comedy, Romance
 
IMDB:
6.4
NOT RATED
Year:
1935
91 min
6 Views

NOW, HERE'S GERMANY,

AND HERE'S FRANCE.

AND OVER HERE:

IS ENGLAND.

OH, I KNOW

ALL ABOUT ENGLAND.

THAT'S WHERE

QUEEN VICTORIA LIVES.

THAT'S RIGHT-

VICTORIA, QUEEN OF ENGLAND.

A VERY GRACIOUS LADY.

NOW, YOU SEE, DELLA,

SHIPS COME FROM THESE COUNTRIES

LOADED WITH GOODS AND PEOPLE

AND CROSS:

OVER HERE.

THIS IS:

THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

AND WHAT IS:

THEM THINGS?

TO TELL YOU:

THE TRUTH,

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THEY'RE

ISLANDS OR FLY SPECKS.

FLY SPECKS. FIRST TIME I EVER KNEW

THEY HAD FLIES ON

THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

WELL, ANYWAY...

GOODS AND PEOPLE

ARE LANDED HERE,

WHICH IS:

NEW YORK CITY.

THEN THEY'RE PUT ON CANAL BOATS AND TOWED UP

THE HUDSON RIVER- HERE.

THEY START UP ALONG

THE ERIE CANAL- HERE-

AND TOMORROW WHEN THE SEASON

OPENS, YOU'LL SEE BOATS GOING WEST,

TAKING OUT GOODS AND SETTLERS-

WAY OUT THROUGH:

THE INDIANS COUNTRY,

MAYBE ALL THE WAY

TO THE PACIFIC COAST,

MEN WHO'LL START FARMS

AND BUILD NEW CITIES.

THEN IN TIME, OTHER BOATS WILL COME BACK

LOADED WITH WHEAT AND GRAIN AND

THINGS THEY'LL BUILD IN THOSE TOWNS

RIGHT ALONG HERE,

DOWN TO NEW YORK.

THEN THEY'LL BE PUT ON BIGGER

BOATS AND SENT OVER TO EUROPE AGAIN.

SORT OF:

AN ENDLESS CHAIN IT IS,

JUST A-COMIN' AND A-GOIN',

A- COMIN' AND A-GOIN'.

AND THE MOST IMPORTAN LINK IN THAT CHAIN

IS THE ERIE CANAL

THAT RUNS RIGHT ALONG-

WELL, RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR HERE.

NOW, ISN'T THA A PRETTY STORY?

WELL, I'D RATHER LOOK

AT PICTURES IN A BOOK.

YES.

THEY'RE NICE, TOO.

CAN YOU SHOW ME THE BAR

ON THAT MAP, FORTUNE?

- I'LL LET YOU SHOW ME THAT,

MR. WEAVER.

ALL RIGHT,

COME ON.

I NEVER FEEL SO GOOD

AS WHEN THE CANAL OPENS.

NICE MEETING:

OLD FRIENDS.

YEAH.

WHAT'S THAT?

YOU PULL TEETH:

WITH IT.

I WON IT GAMBLING FROM

A DENTIST IN ALBANY.

NO.

I ALREADY GOT A JOB TO

EXTRACT A LADY'S MOLAR.

YOU AIN'T A DENTIST,

ARE YOU?

INDIRECTLY. WHEN I USED TO

SELL NOTIONS UP BLACK RIVER WAY,

I ALWAYS INCLUDED TOOTH

POWDER IN MY STOCK.

WHO'S THE WOMAN?

CITY LADY:

FROM DURHAMVILLE.

ELMER OTWAY'S

GETTING HER DRUNK.

IT'LL DEADEN THE DREAD OF ANTICIPATION

AND LESSEN:

THE SUBSEQUENT AGONY.

- YOU'RE A CAUTION.

- MIGHT CALL ME A MAN OF MANY PARTS.

YES, ELMER?

WELL, I'D LIKE TO

HAVE YOU LOOK AT HER NOW

AND SEE IF:

SHE'S HAD ENOUGH.

- INDEED I WILL.

- THANK YOU.

- NOT ENOUGH.

- THE WHISKY'S ALREADY COST ME $1.60.

OUR AGREEMENT WAS YOU WERE

TO GET HER IN CONDITION.

BESIDES, I'M ONLY

CHARGING YOU HALF RATE.

YEAH, BUT YOU DON'T LAY CLAIM TO

BEING MORE THAN HALF A DENTIST.

WELL, YOU GET HER

A LITTLE NUMBER,

AND I'LL GO

TO WORK ON IT.

I'LL BE

IN THE BAR.

IVY, YOU SURE

GOT A TOOTHACHE?

YOU AIN'T GETTING DRUNK

JUST TO GET DRUNK, ARE YOU?

- MM.

- NO.

TWO WHISKIES,

LUKE. THE BEST.

- THAT FIVE-CENT BRAND.

- YES, SIR.

WHILE THE BIRDS:

MAKE MUSIC ALL THE DAY

THAT'S A PRETTY TUNE.

HAVEN'T YOU

HEARD IT BEFORE?

BEEN OUT A COUPLE OF YEARS.

ALL THE RAGE IN NEW YORK.

SAY, SAM, DID YOU KNOW THA THE GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON

IS AIMING TO BUILD A RAILROAD

FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC?

FOR WHAT?

WHO WANTS RAILROADS?

TELL ME THEY GOT A TRAIN ON THE ROME AND

THE WATERTOWN THAT GOES 22 MILES AN HOUR.

AND YOU THINK FOLKS ARE GONNA

RISK THEIR LIVES RIDING IN IT?

RAILROADS! YOU'LL NEVER SEE THE DAY

THEY'D EVEN COMPETE

WITH THE ERIE.

THE CANAL IS THE GREATES THING THIS COUNTRY'S EVER DONE-

- EVER WILL DO.

- I'LL DRINK TO THAT, SAMSON.

I'LL JOIN YOU THERE, MR. FRIENDLY.

TO THE ERIE!

FIRE AN FALL BACK!

EVERYBODY DOWN,

LOW BRIDGE:

WE'RE COMING

TO A TOWN:

YOU'LL ALWAYS

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR

YOU'LL ALWAYS

KNOW YOUR PAL:

IF YOU'VE EVER NAVIGATED

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Walter D. Edmonds

Walter "Walt" Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 – January 24, 1998) was an American writer best known for historical novels. One of them, Drums Along the Mohawk (1936), was adapted as a Technicolor feature film in 1939, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert. more…

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