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Baby the Rain Must Fall
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Writers:
Horton Foote (screenplay) and
Horton Foote (play)
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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:
Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A great but overlooked Steve McQueen film See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lee Remick ... Georgette Thomas

Steve McQueen ... Henry Thomas
Don Murray ... Deputy Sheriff Slim

Paul Fix ... Judge Ewing
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Ewing

Ruth White ... 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:
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 (uncredited)
Billy Strange ... Henry Thomas (singing voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
 
Writing credits
Horton Foote (screenplay)

Horton Foote  play "The Travelling Lady"

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 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Don Peake .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vance Jonson .... title designer
Lou Dyer .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 

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100 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mono (RCA)
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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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Henry plants the china berry tree in his front yard he neglects to take it out of the tin can first, guaranteeing that it will never grow larger, and probably strangle to death.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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Baby, The Rain Must FallSee more »

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16 out of 19 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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