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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AJ Verser
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
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
John Ballantine
Lancaster is too corny to pull this off effectively. HIs attempts to bring out the glamour in Hepburn seem forced.