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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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Credited cast:
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Horvath
Wallace Schlemmer ...
Horse Boss Guarding Prisoners
Georgia Simmons ...
Miss Kate
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Storyline

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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15 January 1965 (USA)  »

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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

Near the end of the film, right after Slim seats Georgette and Margaret Rose in his car, he closes the door and the camera along with the head of the camera operator can be briefly glimpsed in the rear passenger-side window; then in the next shot, as Slim is backing the car out, the entire crew, as well as their equipment, can be seen reflected on the driver side of his car. See more »

Quotes

Henry Thomas: [yelling a couple feet away from Miss Kates bedroom door] I'M NOT GOING TO QUIT MY MUSIC! YOU HEAR THAT OLD LADY?... I'm not going to quit MUSIC!
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Referenced in The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (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 Dose of Reality
9 August 2004 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie is short on plot, but long on attitude. As I watched this movie, I kept looking for it to take a more optimistic, even-the-bad- guys will overcome story line.

In its time, it was a remarkable realistic view of the life of someone on the outside, one who didn't fit. The images and emotions displayed all combine to help you understand those people who were not the class presidents, sports stars, or young professionals. There are no heroes in this film.

I understand that this movie is semi-biographical for Steve McQueen. I think that is why he plays his role so well.


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