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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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Complete credited cast:
Henry Thomas
Judge Ewing
Mrs. Ewing
Miss Clara
Charles Watts ...
Mr. Tillman
Carol Veazie ...
Mrs. Tillman
Estelle Hemsley ...
Kimberly Block ...
Margaret Rose Thomas
Zamah Cunningham ...
Mrs. T.V. Smith
George Dunn ...


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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The more he gets into trouble, the more he gets under her skin! See more »




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Release Date:

15 January 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Lady und der Tramp  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


When the man is seen waiting for the bus at the beginning of the movie, he is shown wearing light colored clothes and holding a dark jacket. When he gets on the bus and walks past the women, he is wearing dark clothes and carrying a light colored jacket. See more »


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 »


Baby, The Rain Must Fall
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyric by Ernie Sheldon
Performed by Glenn Yarbrough
(Title Sequence)
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2 Stars Make Up For Depressing Tale
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a little slow by today's standards, and not really much of story. It's also a sad, haunting kind of movie. What I liked was the cast, which featured two of my all-time favorite actors: Steve McQueen and Lee Remick.

I got rid of the tape and frankly, I'm sorry I did because I'd to give this film another chance. Remick plays an old-fashioned sweet woman that is rare to see on screen these days. It was not a glamorous role, but I don't believe she's ever looked prettier. Her unspoiled daughter in this film was a nice kid, too.

If this film just wasn't so darn depressing at times, I would have kept it. Maybe three viewings was enough. Most people, especially younger people of today, wouldn't make it all the way through one showing since it's slow and the story, frankly, isn't that memorable. Perhaps that it's a sad story makes me want to forget. Whatever!

Yet, it does have McQueen and Remick, and those two keep drawing me back.

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