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The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)

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81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A romantic triangle develops on Erie Canal boats in 1850.
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Director
Writers
Walter Bullock (screenplay) | Sally Benson (screenplay) | Joseph Fields (screenplay) | Frank B. Elser (play) & 2 more
Composer
Cyril J. Mockridge (as Cyril Mockridge)
Cinematographer
Editor
Louis R. Loeffler (as Louis Loeffler)
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Release date
Jul 1953 (United States)

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Betty Grable
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Dale Robertson
Dan Harrow Dan Harrow   See fewer
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Thelma Ritter
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John Carroll
Jotham Klore Jotham Klore   See fewer
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Charlotte Austin
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Kathleen Crowley
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Merry Anders
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May Wynn
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Abdullah Abbas
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Nancy Abbate
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Robert Adler
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Fred Aldrich
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Martin Deane
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Frank Mills
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Mort Mills
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Mel Pogue
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William Pullen
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Edward Rickard
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Gene Roth
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Max Wagner
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5.5 / 10 | 122 votes