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Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)

With her infant daughter Margaret Rose in tow, Georgette Thomas pulls up stakes from Tyler, Texas to head to Columbus, Texas to be reunited with her husband, Henry Thomas, who has just been... See full summary »

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With her infant daughter Margaret Rose in tow, Georgette Thomas pulls up stakes from Tyler, Texas to head to Columbus, Texas to be reunited with her husband, Henry Thomas, who has just been released from prison on parole. Columbus is Henry's hometown. Margaret Rose has never met her father. Henry is not yet ready for this reunion as he is an irresponsible soul, who has problems looking after himself, let alone a wife and infant daughter. People in Columbus are doing whatever they can to help Henry, people such as Slim, the Deputy Sheriff who has known Henry since they were kids, and the Tillmans, who have given him a place to live as well as a job to do chores around their house. However, Henry is reluctant to give up songwriting and performing with his rockabilly band, the honky-tonks where he plays the environments which exacerbated his previous life problems. Henry has the unrealistic belief that he will become the next Elvis Presley. Beyond these issues, the biggest obstacle in ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

Horton Foote was a native of Wharton, Texas, where portions of this movie were filmed. The Texas premier of "Baby the Rain Must Fall" was held in Wharton on February 4, 1965 at the now-demolished Rio Theatre. See more »

Goofs

When Henry plants the china berry tree in his front yard he neglects to take it out of the tin can first, guaranteeing that it will never grow larger, and probably strangle to death. See more »

Quotes

Georgette Thomas: [woken up from Henry's banging] Henry, what's the matter?
Henry Thomas: I dreamt I was back in the pen.
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Featured in Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby, The Rain Must Fall
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyric by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by Steve McQueen (dubbed by Billy Strange)
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A great but overlooked Steve McQueen film
22 May 2005 | by (Detroit,Michigan) – See all my reviews

Next to "Sand Pebbles," this film is the best of Steve McQueen. The audience feels his "imprisonment " by the countryside , by the once rich lady who took him in , by his desire to be a singer in a band even if he hasn't all that much talent. I also felt his frustration with being unable to do what his heart desires , a frustration that almost destroys him. I love the symbol of the hope represented by the final shot of the china-berry tree he plants for his daughter , the title song that helps define McQueen's character ,and the final line in the film given by Lee to her daughter..What other human being has not felt these feelings ? A minor classic for me! A gem for both Steve and Lee"s acting , acting almost without words!


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