6.6/10
37
2 user

The Farmer Goes to Town (1938)

Dad and Dave Come to Town (original title)
| Comedy | 1943 (USA)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bert Bailey Bert Bailey ... Dad Rudd
Ann Richards ... Jill (as Shirley Ann Richards)
Fred MacDonald Fred MacDonald ... Dave Rudd
Billy Rayes Billy Rayes ... Jim Bradley
Alec Kellaway Alec Kellaway ... Entwistle
Sidney Wheeler Sidney Wheeler ... Pierre
Connie Martyn Connie Martyn ... Mum Rudd
Ossie Wenban Ossie Wenban ... Joe
Valerie Scanlan Valerie Scanlan ... Sarah
Muriel Flood Muriel Flood ... Myrtle (as Muriel Ford)
Leila Steppe Leila Steppe ... Sonia
Marshall Crosby Marshall Crosby ... Ryan Sr.
Peter Finch ... Bill Ryan
Cecil Perry Cecil Perry ... Rawlings
Billy Stewart Billy Stewart ... Bob Thompson
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sequel | See All (1) »

Taglines:

What This Country Needs Is A Darn Good LAUGH! [us]

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Farmer Goes to Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Acting debut in a filmed production for Peter Finch. See more »

Connections

Follows Ruling the Roost (1935) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
From the real outback to the city film studio!
16 January 2007 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Broad slapstick. Even so, Dad is less of a moron in this one, but co-producer Bert Bailey still comes across as an irrepressible camera hog. Fans will notice Peter Finch in a small role (you can recognize him, but not his voice) and the lovely Ann Richards in a major one. The other girls are mildly attractive and there's a fashion show for connoisseurs as well.

Production values in the photography and art departments are visually attractive, though thrown away on low-grade slapstick like this. Historians will likewise be disappointed to find that a large amount of the city footage has either been contrived through the process screen or is simply a montage of newsreel material from the stock library. All the same, editing (utilizing sophisticated wipes and clever montage routines) and photography are highly professional.

Although the movie is slickly produced, Hall's direction seems less smooth than usual. Some awkward cuts testify that the movie was undoubtedly made in a rush. Nonetheless it became a smash hit on first release and was still playing in Australian theaters forty years later.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed