When you meet the con-man named Starbuck as he comes into town in his fancy rig, you know you are in for a treat. Burt Lancaster plays this wandering charlatan and snake oil salesman. He arrives at a farm in a community that is dying from a drought. They need rain and Starbuck is just the man to conjure up a storm.
Katherine Hepburn is a spinster who has been keeping house for her long-widowed father and her two brothers. She is considered to be plain and a tomboy. So the flamboyant Starbuck takes money to bring rain to the town and meet the Hepburn character. He dazzles her, but she thinks he is a swindler.
To rain or not to rain: that is the final question as the two main characters fall in love. I assure you that they don’t make movies this good anymore. When you see this famous stage play that was brought so beautifully to the screen, you will understand why these stars were so famous. With a wonderful cast including Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges, Earl Holliman you know you seeing one of Hollywood’s finest efforts.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our May, 2006 issue.
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