The Rains Came (1939)
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as Lady Edwina Esketh
as Maj. Rama Safti
as Tom Ransome
as Fern Simon
as Albert Lord Esketh
as Mr. Bannerjee
as Miss MacDaid
as Aunt Phoebe Smiley
as Mrs. Simon
as Rev. Homer Smiley
as Lily Hoggett-Egbury
as Raschid Ali Khan
as Gen. Keith
as Rev. Elmer Simon
as John the Baptist
as Mrs. Bannerjee
as Mr. Das
as Hindu Woman
as Mr. Durga
as Chant Singer
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Critic Reviews for The Rains Came
Tyrone Power is miscast, but by standards of the time, this was a prestige, lavish production, winning an Oscar for Special Effects (spectacular flood).
I could listen to the legendary Maria Ouspenskaya talk while dangling a cigarette on a long holder without ever tiring of her magical charm.
Spectacular, entertaining Hollywood craftsmanship.
Audience Reviews for The Rains Came
Have to give this one 5 stars as its an excellent B&W movie, about life in India. Myma Loy plays Lady Edwina Esketh who is married to Nigel Bruce (Watson Sherlock Holmes) who playes her husband and is very mean. Meanwhile George Brent plays Tom Ransome who is Lady Esketh old flame. Also in this movie Maria Ouspenskaya is The India Prime Minister she was in Tarzan and Wolf man. So there are so many good actors in this movie and the sum all adds up to one excellent movie, 5 stars
High gloss drama with, for the time, first class special effects. Myrna somewhat surprisingly plays a selfish slut, a high class slut but a slut nonetheless, at least in the beginning redeemed by love and hardship. Tyrone Power although not at all believable as an Indian is capable and sincere. Even the customarily stolid George Brent after some initial stiffness is better and more relaxed than usual. Excellent production values and a first rate supporting cast make this an entertaining winner.
Typically classic hollywood, not bad though.
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