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Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)

 -  Drama  -  15 January 1965 (USA)
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Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to ... See full summary »

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Henry Thomas
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Don Murray ...
Deputy Sheriff Slim
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Judge Ewing
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Mrs. Ewing
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Miss Clara
Charles Watts ...
Mr. Tillman
Carol Veazie ...
Mrs. Tillman
Estelle Hemsley ...
Catherine, Miss Kate Dawson's Housekeeper
Kimberly Block ...
Margaret Rose Thomas
Zamah Cunningham ...
Mrs. T.V. Smith, Old Lady on Bus
George Dunn ...
Counterman at Restaurant
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Charles Horvath
Wallace Schlemmer ...
Horse Boss Guarding Prisoners
Georgia Simmons ...
Miss Kate
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Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly come to town to live with him. However Henry's hot temper leads him into knife fights, and jeopardizes his parole. Written by Will Gilbert

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Don't call him no damn good .... not in front of her! See more »

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Die Lady und der Tramp  »

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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

In the first minutes of the film, Lee Remick with her daughter on her lap is chatting with an older woman next to her on the bus. She says she has to have her daughter take a nap, and puts the daughter on her left shoulder. In the next scene the daughter is on her right shoulder. 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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Referenced in The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (2001) See more »

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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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Credit Where Credit Is Due!!
20 September 2003 | by (Morgans Point Resort, TX) – See all my reviews

I have read the reviews on the title "Baby The Rain Must Fall" and I say anyone who doesn't love this movie is out of their mind, to me Steve McQueen never gave a bad performance, and yes that even includes "The Hunter" and the Campy "The Blob", This film is basically about a dreamer who can't seem to stay on the right side of the law and out of trouble,and Lee Remick, I can never tire of watching her, this is a **** star movie and a real gem

For those of you who didn't like the film, well all I have to say is go watch Howard The Duck instead, because I am sure that is your "Casablanca"


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