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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

United Kingdom 1928 112 mins. In English

“Alfred Hitchcock was worried that the stage roots of THE FARMER’S WIFE…might show through in his film adaptation. It was a needless worry. This semi-comic story of a widowed farmer’s attempts to find himself a new wife is shot, as François Truffaut observed, ‘like a thriller.’ The camera, on occasion handled by Hitch himself, observes the action cinematically…. Each prospective wife—the horsy one, the hysterical one, the high-spirited one—is presented as a comic stereotype. Rejected by each, the farmer ultimately discovers what has been literally staring him—and the audience—in the face all the time: his young, attractive, and devoted housekeeper.”—British Film Institute. “Often very funny, the film features the director’s virtuoso flourishes, including the use of long takes and party scenes featuring meticulous choreography.”—SIFF Cinema.