The Rainmaker Poster

Release Date: 1956

DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
During the Great Depression, a drought is wreaking havoc on a small, destitute Kansas town. Bill Starbuck (Burt Lancaster), a slick grifter, arrives in town, promising he can make it rain in exchange for $100. His offer is accepted by H. C. Curry (Cameron Prudhomme), a rancher whose spinster daughter, Lizzie (Katharine Hepburn), is desperate for a suitor. Lizzie finally finds confidence when Starbuck, ever the smooth talker, convinces her she's beautiful.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges, Earl Holliman, Cameron Prud'Homme, Wallace Ford

Director: Joseph Anthony

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Brother, Charming, Love, Small town, Transformation, Marriage, Lighthearted, 1930s


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)