The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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...

  • Jotham Klore is the leading canal boater on the Erie Canal. He's also a bullying braggart. His cook, Molly Larkins, loves working on the canal and sails back and forth on it with Klore. Young Dan Farrow signs onto another boat, owned by Samson Weaver, with plans to save enough money to buy a farm. Dan and Molly fall in love, but their romance runs aground on the conflict between his love of farming and her devotion to the canal.


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