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The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 movie which tells the story of a small-town girl from Minnesota who moves to Washington, DC to work as a housekeeper for her local Congressman. Taken with her political savvy, the Congressman falls in love with her. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Agatha Morley, Charles Bickford, Rose Hobart, Lex Barker, Keith Andes and James Arness.

The movie was adapted by Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr from the play Juhani Tervapää, by Hella Wuolijoki. It was directed by H.C. Potter.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Loretta Young) and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Charles Bickford).

The movie was based on a a Finnish language movie, Juurakon Hulda.

In 1963, a television series version was produced, starring Inger Stevens, Cathleen Nesbitt and William Windom.