The Farmer's Daughter

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The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 American film that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, and Charles Bickford, and was... read more

The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 American film that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, and Charles Bickford, and was adapted by Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr from the play Juurakon Hulda by Hella Wuolijoki, using the pen name Juhani Tervapää. It was directed by H.C. Potter. The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Loretta Young and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Charles Bickford. Young's win was considered an upset; everyone had expected Rosalind Russell to win for her Lavinia in Mourning Becomes Electra. In 1963, a television series based on the film was produced, starring Inger Stevens, Cathleen Nesbitt and William Windom.

Original Release

03/25/1947

US Release

03/25/1947

Cast

Loretta Young Katrin Holstrom
Joseph Cotten Glenn Morley
Ethel Barrymore Mrs. Morley / Agath Morley
Charles Bickford Joseph Clancy
Rose Hobart Virginia / Virginia Thatcher
Rhys Williams Adolph / Adolph Petree
Harry Davenport Dr. Matthew Sutven / Dr. Matthew Sulven
Tom Powers Nordick / Hy Nordick
William Harrigan Ward Hughes
Lex Barker Olaf / Olaf Holstrom
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

H.C. Potter

Writers

Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, Hella Wuolijoki

Cast

Loretta Young Katrin Holstrom
Joseph Cotten Glenn Morley
Ethel Barrymore Mrs. Morley / Agath Morley
Charles Bickford Joseph Clancy
Rose Hobart Virginia / Virginia Thatcher
Rhys Williams Adolph / Adolph Petree
Harry Davenport Dr. Matthew Sutven / Dr. Matthew Sulven
Tom Powers Nordick / Hy Nordick
William Harrigan Ward Hughes
Lex Barker Olaf / Olaf Holstrom
Harry Shannon Mr. Holstrom
Keith Andes Sven / Sven Holstrom
Thurston Hall Wilbur Johnson
Art Baker A. J. Finley / Anders J. Finley
James Arness Peter / Peter Holstrom (as James Aurness)
Anna Q. Nilsson Mrs. Holstrom
William Bakewell Windor
Bess Flowers Party Guest
Charles McGraw Fisher - Finley's Henchman
Jason Robards Sr. Night Editor

Producers

Editors

Harry Marker

1948OscarBest Actress in a Leading Role Won
1948OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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