Baby the Rain Must Fall


Time Out says

Horton 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.

By: TJ


Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Mulligan
Horton Foote
Steve McQueen
Lee Remick
Don Murray
Paul Fix
Josephine Hutchinson
Ruth White
Charles Watts
Kimberly Block
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