The Rainmaker (1956)

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During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster.


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  • 8293-1 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV
  • 8293-6 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV
  • 8293-3 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount
  • 8293-2 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV
  • 722-2235 Katharine Hepburn away from the set of "Rainmaker"
  • 8293-8 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV

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18 March 2001 | artzau
A Classic
I'll say it like it is. This is a classic. Nash's play comes to live on the silver screen with veteran actors Cameron Prud'homme, Wallace Ford, Katie Hepburn and Earl Holliman. Wendell Corey, who few of us remember beyond his breaking a Ming Vase in Mildred Pierce, is great as the stiff deputy. Sweet little Yvonne Lime is on but for a few moments but the cast is great and the story comes together just wonderfully. The commenter who was bothered by Katie's New England English and the implausibility of the storyline needed to let go of such a rigid standard. Nothing is ever perfect. Lancaster is great as the fast-talking Starbuck and one can see flashes of his former role as the Italian buffoon in The Rose Tattoo and what will come in the later Elmer Gantry. This is a wonderful story and sensitively done by a fine cast. Check it out. It is a classic.

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