The story of a racetrack tout whose prayers could bring a dry or muddy racetrack, and how he learned to capitalize on those powers. Until the day he lost the power and bet the wrong way.

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William Collier Jr. ...
Bobby Robertson
Georgia Hale ...
Nell Wendell
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Mike
Brandon Hurst ...
Doyle
Joseph J. Dowling ...
Father Murphy (as Joseph Dowling)
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Jack Richardson ...
Western Doctor
Melbourne MacDowell ...
Bennson
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The story of a racetrack tout whose prayers could bring a dry or muddy racetrack, and how he learned to capitalize on those powers. Until the day he lost the power and bet the wrong way.

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10 May 1926 (USA)  »

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O Invocador de Chuvas  »

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The Rainmaker (1926) -- Lost Silent
3 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Bobby Robertson ( William Collier Jr. ), a popular jockey known familiarly as "The Rainmaker" because of his seeming ability to call forth rain by prayer, collects from both "mud horse" promoters and those who want clear weather, actually, a war wound tells him when his prayers are likely to be efficacious. Thrown in a race, Bobby comes under the ministrations of nurse Nell Wendell ( Georgia Hale ), formerly a honky-tonk girl, and falls in love with her. Mike ( Ernest Torrence ), a bartender friend of Nell's, asks her to work in a new establishment he is opening; she rejects his offer, but when she is discharged, she returns to the old life. When Bobby leaves the hospital, he finds her in a border saloon. Through lack of rain and water, a plague breaks out in the town; and Doyle, a competitor of Mike's, prevents aid from coming. Bobby, in desperation, prays for rain, and the town is saved by a torrential downpour. Mike dies, however, leaving his money to Nell and Bobby, who marry and settle down on a farm.

This 1926 silent drama was based on the short story "Heavenbent" by Gerald Beaumont and produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation. Starring William Collier Jr. and Georgia Hale, the status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.


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