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The Rainmaker (1956)

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Joseph Anthony

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About the Movie

Under the spell of a wandering charlatan named Starbuck, a lonely ranch girl blossoms into full womanhood. Katharine Hepburn garnered an Oscar nomination as the "believably plain yet magnetically beautiful" tomboy rancher, with Burt Lancaster brilliantly cast in the role of the smooth-talking con man who sells his rainmaking "powers" to unsuspecting, drought-ridden Western towns. Playwright N. Richard Nash meticulously enlarges his hit Broadway play to the big screen without losing any of the earthy, gut-wrenching emotions or the sheer, hilarious fun. The result is a genuinely appealing and beautifully executed romance. A must-see for Hepburn fans!

Customer Reviews

Another great starring 'Kate'

If you're past the bloom of youth and have smarts and wit and can't just settle for anybody, this cute movie will warm your heart. Perfectly chosen Katherine Hepburn for Lizzy in no way eclipses the dynamic Burt Lancaster as Starbuck. Great play of emotion all around.

One of the Greats

This is my favorite role of Kate's

Surprisingly Comedic

Excellently written and perfectly acted. Moves at a good pace but slows at precisely the right moment. Poignant when it needs to be. Dreamily romantic at other moments. And surprisingly hilarious at times. In other words, everything about this movie reflects what movies are missing today. If you're a single woman over 30, watch and learn. I did.

The Rainmaker (1956)
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