The Farmer’s Wife



December 19, 2013, @ 8:00 pm

(Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1928, 107 min., DCP)

Hitchcock 9. Widowed landowner Samuel Sweetland, in an attempt to find a new wife, creates a list of the most eligible women in his neighborhood. Enlisting the help of his trusted housekeeper, he sets out to woo them—with catastrophic results. In his handling of this subtly charming comedy of manners, Hitchcock continues his virtuoso camerawork and deft direction of talented actors. A Rialto Pictures Release. Restoration by BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by Matt Spick, with additional funding provided by Deluxe 142. Live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli. No Take-10s or passes accepted.

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