A silent romantic comedy, 'The Farmer's Wife' rates as one of Hitchcock's less obvious successes. It tells the story of farmer Samuel Sweetland (Jameson Thomas) who has sadly lost his beloved wife. Lonely and with only his long time housekeeper, Araminta (Lillian Hall-Davis) for company, he discusses the possibility of finding himself a new wife to share his home and his life. The loyal 'Minti' agrees to help him in his search for a new companion although her own feelings for Samuel are strong, albeit unknown to the lonely farmer. Having neither the courage to tell him nor the wish to let him down in his search for happiness, she proffers her advice and comments on the ladies who come calling - but poor Samuel finds no replacement for his dear departed wife. If only he could see that a new love is within arms reach; a woman only too happy to share his fireside thoughts and her heart with the man she has long since been devoted to.