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Baby the Rain Must Fall
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Horton Foote (play)
Horton Foote (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 January 1965 (USA) See more »
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The more he gets into trouble, the more he gets under her skin! See more »
Plot:
With her infant daughter Margaret Rose in tow, Georgette Thomas pulls up stakes from Tyler, Texas to head to Columbus... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A great but overlooked Steve McQueen film See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Steve McQueen ... Henry Thomas

Lee Remick ... Georgette Thomas

Don Murray ... Slim

Paul Fix ... Judge Ewing

Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Ewing

Ruth White ... Miss Clara
Charles Watts ... Mr. Tillman
Carol Veazie ... Mrs. Tillman
Estelle Hemsley ... Catherine
Kimberly Block ... Margaret Rose Thomas
Zamah Cunningham ... Mrs. T.V. Smith
George Dunn ... Counterman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hal Blaine ... Band Member (uncredited)

Glen Campbell ... Band Member (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Tough Patron (uncredited)

Charles Horvath ... (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Tough Patron (uncredited)
Wallace Schlemmer ... Horse Boss Guarding Prisoners (uncredited)
Georgia Simmons ... Miss Kate Dawson (uncredited)
Billy Strange ... Henry Thomas (singing voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
 
Writing credits
Horton Foote (play "The Travelling Lady")

Horton Foote (screenplay)

Produced by
Alan J. Pakula .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Stell 
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ernie Sheldon .... songs: lyricist (as Ernest Sheldon)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Don Peake .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Isabel Halliburton .... assistant to producer (as Isabel M. Halliburton)
Vance Jonson .... title designer
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor
Billy Strange .... technical advisor
Lou Dyer .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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100 min
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Mono (RCA)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: Different takes are used in the china berry tree planting scene. Some shots look visibly more windy with the plant shaking violently caused by the strong wind.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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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A great but overlooked Steve McQueen film, 22 May 2005
Author: rosebud77 from Detroit, Michigan

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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