Baby the Rain Must Fall
Time Out saysHorton Foote adapted his play The Traveling Lady for this vaguely literary tale of small town Texas folk, one of the string of well-meaning but amorphous pictures (To Kill A Mockingbird was the best) turned out by Mulligan and producing partner Alan Pakula throughout the '60s. McQueen is slightly ill-at-ease as a rebellious rockabilly singer trying to stay on the right side of the law after his release on parole, lip-synching unconvincingly on the bandstand, and unable to invest his characteristically spare acting style with the psychological insights that would enable the audience to 'read' his self-destructive character. Remick is typically radiant in a typically thankless role as the doormat wife. The impressive high-contrast b/w camerawork is by Ernest Laszlo.