American Farmer. This 50s film features a clean-cut 50s teenager from the city who takes a summer job working on a farm. He narrates the entire film, giving his impressions of farm life and the new experiences he has. This is a charming little film that gives a really great glimpse of what it was like to live and work on an American family farm during the 50s. There are a few campy moments, such as some of the farmer’s facial expressions, but the charm and sincerity eventually keep you from making fun of this film too much. Just about everything in farm life is here, from chores, to animal care, to the great food, to the farmer worrying about the weather and his account books, to going shopping in town and visiting the county fair. A great snapshot of a particular time, place, and way of life. Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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