The Rainmaker
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The Rainmaker
N. Richard Nash's play +The Rainmaker has always attracted the most flamboyant of performers, and this 1956 film version is no exception. Burt Lancaster all but bursts from the screen with his arm-waving portrayal of a confidence artist who works the drought-ridden Southwest, promising to bring rain for a flat fee of a hundred bucks. During his latest campaign, Lancaster takes up residence in the home of farmer Cameron Prud'homme (repeating his Broadway role) and his three offspring: rambunctious Earl Holliman, suspicious Lloyd Bridges, and ugly-duckling Katharine Hepburn. In a scene… More

Available Online

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Playing yet another spinster, Katharine Hepburn is too old for the part of the tomboy in Joseph Andrew's film, which suffers from its theatrical sensibility."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Drama, love story, and often comedic Lancaster-Hepburn teaming."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Pretty entertaining for the most part -- even if you'll be laughing at the movie as much as you are with it."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
More reviews for The Rainmaker on Rotten Tomatoes