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Daily Grab 127: Cream for Kitty

Janet Gaynor feeding the canal ship kitten in Victor Fleming's The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935), which co-stars Henry Fonda as the titular Farmer who takes expert cook Gaynor as the titular wife (spoiler alert!). It's now available through Fox Cinema Archives, the Manufacture-On-Demand offshoot of Fox Home Entertainment.

Screen legend Jane Withers has a bit part as the plucky little girl. As a child actress, Withers was Fox's B-picture answer to their own Shirley Temple. She grew up to be the only woman on the Giant set that James Dean trusted to clean his lucky shirt. It looks like I'm interviewing her next week.