Rainbow on the River (1936)





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Reluctantly leaving home and family, a young Southern boy goes to live with his grandmother but pines for the Mammy who raised him, running away but returning when Mammy comes to live in his new household. This talkie musical includes songs like Stephen Foster's Camptown Races and others less distinguished.
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Sol Lesser Productions


Bobby Breen
as Philip Ainsworth
May Robson
as Mrs. Harriet Ainsworth
Louise Beavers
as Toinette
Alan Mowbray
as Ralph Layton
Benita Hume
as Julia Layton
Henry O'Neill
as Father Josef
Marilyn Knowlden
as Lucille Layton
Lillian Yarbo
as Seline
Betty Blythe
as Flower Buyer
Clarence Wilson
as Pedestrian
Lew Kelly
as Cabman
Lillian Harmer
as Superintendent
Clarence H. Wilson
as Pedestrian
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Bobby Breen was RKO's answer to Shirley Temple and - although slightly more cloying than Temple was - his musicals are pleasant enough. This was his biggest hit at the box office and serves as a good representation of his films.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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