The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker (1956)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Steve Crum

Drama, love story, and often comedic Lancaster-Hepburn teaming.

Scott Weinberg

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

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Jim Hunter
A con artist arrives in a drought-ridden town claiming he can bring rain. Burt Lancaster is a force. Perfectly cast as Starbuck, Lancaster chews the scenery… More
Tim Salmons
A welcome surprise in my daily movie diet, The Rainmaker was a sweet desert, to say the least. Burt Lancaster, Katherine Hepburn and Lloyd Bridges star in this… More
Aj V
I really enjoyed this movie, Hepburn and Lancaster make a good team, and the story is really cool, check it out.
jay nixon
has the feeling of a play, sometimes that gets in the way but overall a good film
Bruce Bruce
Burt Lancaster plays a con man, Katharine Hepburn a near old maid. While trying to con the town and having the law chase him, Lancaster starts making promises… More
Byron Brubaker
I identified most with Lloyd Bridges' character and thought he was the most natural actor of the bunch, but he is not the protagonist of the story. Most… More