Rome Haul (1929) is the first novel by American author Walter D. Edmonds. The novel tells the love story of two workers on New York State's Erie Canal. In 1934, the book was adapted to the play, The Farmer Takes a Wife by Frank B. Elser and Marc Connelly, and, in 1935, the play was adapted to a feature film of the same name directed by Victor Fleming and starring Henry Fonda (in his first film), and Janet Gaynor. In 1953, the story was adapted to a musical with a score by Harold Arlen and Cyril J. Mockridge and starring Betty Grable and Dale Robertson.
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