The Rainmaker
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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

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"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,
"Pretty entertaining for the most part -- even if you'll be laughing at the movie as much as you are with it."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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