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

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15 January 1965 (USA)  »

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According to photographer William Claxton, the crew was shooting in Columbus, Texas on November 22, 1963 when the radio announced the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Everyone gathering around the radio was stunned. Especially Steve McQueen who took it very hard and kept very quiet for the rest of the stay in Texas. See more »

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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 »

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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
Performed by Glenn Yarbrough
(Title Sequence)
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Watch it without interruption - it's 100 minutes of thought.
17 July 2005 | by (circlecitywatcher) – See all my reviews

I first saw this picture when it was released and was so impressed I had to go back several times. I thought that it was a biography played as an autobiography. McQueen seemed to be playing his actual life on the screen. His formative years without a fathers guidance, his detention in a youth reformatory, a hit-or-miss education, and a spotty work record, all of this is covered in one form or another during the film. Steve is a great actor and an actors job is to convince the audience but here the viewer can almost see Steve's thoughts as he says his lines; you can hear the phrases '...this is my life, I've been through this all before...' The script shows him as a person who is forever controlled by someone else and indeed at one time he really was. Lee Remick and Don Murray are good, as they usually are, and are the only romantic interest in the entire film. The final scenes can make the viewer say 'god! Steve McQueen can really act!' but was he?


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