The Farmer's Daughter (1940 film)

The Farmer's Daughter is a 1940 American comedy film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Lewis R. Foster. The film stars Martha Raye, Charlie Ruggles, Richard Denning, Gertrude Michael, William Frawley, Inez Courtney and William Demarest. The film was released on March 26, 1940, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Farmer's Daughter
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames P. Hogan
Produced byWilliam C. Thomas
Screenplay byLewis R. Foster
Story byDelmer Daves
StarringMartha Raye
Charlie Ruggles
Richard Denning
Gertrude Michael
William Frawley
Inez Courtney
William Demarest
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byArchie Marshek
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 26, 1940 (1940-03-26)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


Nickie North, a producer, and Scoop Trimble, a press agent, find an investor for their film, who insists that they cast the producer's ex-girlfriend Clarice Sheldon, as the lead. After Sheldon finds out North has a new girlfriend, she leaves, leaving the producer to find a new lead actress.[3]



  1. ^ "The Farmer's Daughter (1940) - Overview". 1940-02-16. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. "The-Farmer-s-Daughter - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  3. ^ "The Farmer's Daughter (1940) - Movie". Retrieved 2019-09-01.

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