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The Rainmaker (1956)

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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town ... See full summary »

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Bill Starbuck
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Lizzie Curry
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Deputy Sheriff J.S. File
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Noah Curry
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Jim Curry
Cameron Prud'Homme ...
H.C. Curry
Wallace Ford ...
Sheriff Howard Thomas
Yvonne Fedderson ...
Snookie Maguire (as Yvonne Lime)
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker! Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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It's about the magic that makes a woman beautiful when she's wanted by a man!

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Romance | Western

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13 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Produced Hal B. Wallis paid $300,000 of the filming rights. RKO had previously attempted to purchase the rights. See more »

Goofs

After Starbuck shows up at the Currys' house, H.C. and Noah are playing a game of checkers. They start the game with H.C. playing red and make a few moves, then the phone rings. After the call, the game has reset to the beginning, and H.C. is playing black. See more »

Quotes

Noah Curry: We don't believe in rainmakers.
Bill Starbuck: What DO you believe in mistah? Dyin' cattle?
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Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
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Sung a cappella by Burt Lancaster
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Believing in Yourself
27 August 2005 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The skeptical reviewers miss the point. In fact, they take the position of Lizzie herself before she begins to believe in herself.

That some of this movie appears hokey, over-the-top and unbelievable is perfect. It requires the same leap of faith for the movie viewer as the characters must take in the story.

The script for this movie is brilliantly written and as timely today as it ever was. The casting and acting are wonderful.

This movie makes a very valuable point: It's not a con when you help someone believe in herself. You do something wonderful when you help another find hope, faith and love.


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