The Farmer's Wife
The Farmer's Wife (1928)

A rustic farmer searches high and low for the perfect wife -- only eventually realizing that he's in love with his long-time housekeeper. Another of Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock's early non-suspenser silents, this one based… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1928
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Charming comedy of rural manners.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Hitchcock's seventh (silent) feature is a charming, well acted rustic comedy

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The only ordeal bigger than contemplating an empty household is trying to fill it in this fond comedy of humiliation

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

It has been nicely directed with a keen eye for the sunlight and shadows over the winding country roads, and the indoor scenes are always correct as to furnishings.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Enjoyable pastoral silent comedy of manners, that's more interesting as a curio than as one of the Master's better films.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

This early Hitchcock silent film (a comedy, no less) is probably only going to be of interest to Hitchcock enthusiasts, and even then they're going to have to be rabidly enthusiastic.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Hitchcock disliked the film, but it offers an unusual glimpse of the master before he settled into thrillers. Matters of marriage were always much on Hitchcock's mind.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Modern-day fans of his work will see many directorial flourishes that hint at the mastery he displays in later films.

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Film4

Despite the early plot give-away the film's robust caricatures and gentle humour keep things bowling along nicely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
I'm more of a fan of the American Silent films I'm afraid to say and there is very little of the Hitchcock he would go on to become here - although… More