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 ...
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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 frequent criticism of the film is the belief that Katharine Hepburn was miscast as she was simply too old to play Lizzie Curry. The film's dialogue indicates that Lizzie is still young enough to have children but Hepburn was almost 50 at the time of filming, and no amount of make up could hide this fact. This is especially obvious when Hepburn stands next to Cameron Prud'Homme, the actor playing her father, who was only 15 years older than her, while she was clearly 7 to 21 years older than the actors playing her brothers. See more »
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 »
What can I say, it was a great movie. Katharine Hepburn is excellent as Lizzy Curry and Burt Lancaster in one of his best performances ever. Hepburn
deserved her Oscar nomination but Lancaster should have been nominated as
well. You have to admit he was not playing his ordinary tough character. He
brought some laughs to the movie as Starbuck. The supporting cast including
Lloyd Bridges and Wendell Corey was great and Alex North's music is great as
it usually is. This is an underrated movie and is definately worth your time
watching. You should see this movie if you haven't already. It's pretty hard to find of Video and it is not yet available on DVD and it should and if you do get this movie, don't get it confused with John Grisham's version.
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