The Rains Came

The Rains Came

DVD - 2005
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An Indian aristocrat Rama Safti returns from medical training in the U.S. to give his life to the poor folk of Ranchipur. Lady Edwina and her drunken artist ex-lover Ransome get in the way, but everyone shapes up when faced with disaster.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005
Copyright Date: ♭1939
Branch Call Number: DVD RAINS C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 13, 2016

"The Rains Came", 1939, nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two of them, for Best Special Effects and and Sound Effects. After watching it I was amazed at how the city of Ranchipur seemed to be destroyed by devastating rain. I was very impressed with George Brent's performance as the artist who seemed to drink constantly. When the rains came he became a hero. Tyrone Power was only 25 years old but he was terrific as the Indian doctor destined to become the new ruler of not only Ranchipur but also the representation of the new India. Myrna Loy was the more established star and did a fine acting job. Too bad she had to die to complete the film. One person commented that they couldn't figure out who the protagonist(s) and this is an example of how Hollywood used to make films. The protagonist is India. There were supposed to be three stars and they weren't supposed to overshadow each other. I prefer this movie's style to so much of the inanity Hollywood puts out today. A rating of 2.5 stars reflects more on the mind of the viewer than on the movie itself.

love_my_library_card Aug 06, 2013

The storyline took a while to sort itself out; I wasn't sure who was supposed to be the protagonist(s) based on the film description. It didn't really grab me overall, but it's a good example of the way Hollywood movies used to be made.


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