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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  • 8293-8 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
  • 8293-1 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV
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  • 8293-7 Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in "The Rainmaker" 1956 Paramount © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV
  • 722-2235 Katharine Hepburn away from the set of "Rainmaker"

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12 May 2000 | harry-76
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| Striking a Poignant Chord
What's best, to live only in our dreams, only on the outside of them, or somewhere in between? N. Richard Nash has written a deceptively simple story about faith, reality, trust, and transformation in the script from his play, "The Rainmaker." Ably directed by Joseph Anthony, richly scored by Alex North, and lovingly played by Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, this is a poignant and surprisingly moving drama. While the secondary love interest between Earl Holliman and Yvonne Lime become a bit cloying and hokey at times, the main theme is beautifully enacted by two enormously gifted stars. "The Rainmaker" is an entertainment winner, while offering much substantive food-for-thought.

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