The Farmer's Wife is a gently paced and sweetly realised comedy. Hitch takes a play and turns it into a perfectly passable silent film. There is no twist, when the widowed farmer draws up a list of prospective wives near the start of the film and leaves off his long-serving and long-suffering maid (Lillian Hall Davis), it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this is an oversight that will ultimately be rectified. The comedy that happens along the way is predictable but fun.

The Farmer's Wife at The Hitchcock Zone
The Farmer's Wife at BFI Screenonline

Watched: 2015-03-28
Source: DVD
Rating: 6/10