Hayseed Romance

Length: Two reels
Release date: March 15, 1935
An Educational Pictures Production
Presented by: E.W. Hammons
Distributed by: Fox Films
Producer: E.H. Allen
Director: Charles Lamont
Story: Charles Lamont
Dialogue/Continuity: Glen Lambert
Photography: Gus Peterson

Buster Keaton: Elmer
Jane Jones: Auntie
Dorothea Kent: Her Niece

A certain miss named Annie Green has put an ad in the paper for a husband, with the intention of getting someone to help on her farm. Elmer Doolittle answers. Arriving at the yellow farmhouse, he finds a large, tough-looking woman who immediately puts him to work washing dishes. However, it’s her pretty young blonde niece Molly (whom Elmer initially thought wrote the ad) that’s caught Elmer’s attention, and they together deal with Annie and her somewhat odd behavior.

At night, after Annie’s loud singing nearly destroys the house, Elmer tries dealing with the rain in the attic, only to flood the house. The next day, when two women stop by for directions, Annie gets the wrong idea and drags him away. Elmer’s conscience gives Elmer a kick in the pants and tells him to forget Molly and leave. However, rifle-toting Annie catches him and leads him and Molly away to the Justice of the Peace. Much to his surprise, she marries him to Molly instead, and Elmer shoots his conscience in the back with the rifle. — Nick Ciccone