The Farmer Takes a Wife | 1934
Despite the rise of the railroads, in the 1850s the Erie Canal is still a major route for transporting goods. Farmer Dan Harrow takes a canal boat job to save money for his own land. Mean-spirited Jotham Klore works on the same vessel with his girlfriend, cook Molly Larkins. Dan and Molly fall for each other, but she fears Dan is a coward. When he refuses to fight Jotham, Molly cancels their engagement, and the farmer must win her back.