The Farmer Takes a Wife 1953

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The Farmer Takes a Wife ★★ 1953

Poor musical remake of the 1935 drama, about the trials of a struggling 1850s farmer and the Erie canal boat cook he loves. Contains no memorable music and Robertson can't compete with Henry Fonda's original role as the farmer. ♫We're in Business; On the Erie Canal; We're Doing it for the Natives in Jamaica; When I Close My Door; Today I Love Everybody; Somethin' Real Special; With The Sun Warm Upon Me; Can You Spell Schenectady?. 81m/C VHS . Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, Thelma Ritter, John Carroll, Eddie Foy Jr., Charlotte Austin, Merry Anders, Gwen Verdon, Kathleen Crowley, May Wynn; D: Henry Levin; W: Sally Benson, Walter Bullock, Joseph Fields; C: Arthur E. Arling; M: Cyril Mockridge, Harold Arlen.