The Rainmaker (1956) was a Romance - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Joseph Anthony and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Katharine Hepburn||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alex North||Nominated|
The Rainmaker (1956)By Beatrice on Mar 30, 2016 From Flickers in Time
The Rainmaker Directed by Joseph Anthony Written by N. Richard Nash from his play 1956/USA Hal Wallis Productions/Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Bill Starbuck: What DO you believe in mistah? Dyin’ cattle? For me, this starts with Katharine Hepburn cast as a forty-year-ol... Read full article
The Rainmaker (1956)By Lindsey on Mar 9, 2012 From The Motion Pictures
The Rainmaker (1956): 4/5 In this film, which IMDb bills as a “romantic drama western comedy,” Katharine Hepburn is Lizzie, a very smart but very plain girl in danger of become and old, loveless spinster. Burt Lancaster is Bill Starbuck, the new guy in town – and a traveling con ma... Read full article
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The tornado protector devices that Starbuck is selling in the first scene of the movie are made with copper toilet tank floats, among other things.
Adapted from a Broadway play that originally starred Geraldine Page and Darren McGavin. "The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash opened at the Cort Theatre in New York on Oct. 28, 1954 and ran for 125 performances.
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