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The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker (1956)

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Release Date: Dec 13, 1956 Wide

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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

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Western, Romance, Classics, Comedy

Jul 12, 2005

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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.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Drama, love story, and often comedic Lancaster-Hepburn teaming.

April 23, 2007
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Pretty entertaining for the most part -- even if you'll be laughing at the movie as much as you are with it.

July 21, 2005 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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I really enjoyed this movie, Hepburn and Lancaster make a good team, and the story is really cool, check it out.
November 14, 2010
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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 to Lissy and she thinks her night in shinning armore has arrived. See the movie to know the ending. A 4 star movie,
May 3, 2010
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Bruce Bruce

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has the feeling of a play, sometimes that gets in the way but overall a good film
April 4, 2007
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