The Farmer's Daughter (1940)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Imagine the dismay of those hapless TV station managers who've booked the 1940 Martha Raye vehicle The Farmer's Daughter in the belief that they've actually gotten hold of the same-named 1947 Loretta Young picture. Hardly in the same league as its namesake, the 1940 film casts Raye as Patience Bingham, a starstruck rural gal who hopes to land a part in a musical show being staged in a reconverted barn. The show is being financed by millionaire Nicksie North (Charlie Ruggles) as a vehicle for his untalented girl friend Clarice Sheldon (Gertrude Michael). That's right, folks: Clarice walks off the show on opening night, forcing her understudy-who else but Patience?--to appear in her stead. As a bonus, Patience lands leading man Dennis Crane (Richard Denning) as a husband, to the surprise of no one but Dennis.

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stage, actor, behind-the-scenes, boyfriend, conversion, daughter, disease, farmer's-daughter, farming, loot, millionaire, opening-night, performer, producer [showbiz], show, show-business, Summer, understudy