πŸŽ₯ The Rains Came – 1939

The Story …

The story centers on the redemption of Lady Edwina Esketh.

Tom Ransome is an artist who leads a rather dissolute and socially active life in the fictional town of Ranchipur, India.

His routine is shattered with the arrival of Lady Edwina Esketh, his former lover, who has married the elderly Lord Esketh.

Lady Edwina first tries to seduce, but gradually falls in love with, Major Rama Safti who represents the “new India.”

Ranchipur is devastated by an earthquake, which causes a flood, which causes a cholera epidemic. Lord Esketh dies, and Lady Esketh renounces her hedonistic life in favour of helping the sick with Major Safti.

She accidentally drinks from a glass that has been used by a patient, becomes infected and dies, making it possible for Safti to become the ruler of a kingdom that he presumably will reform.

In the course of the story, Fern Simon, a missionary’s daughter, and Ransome also fall in love …

Credits :

  • Directed by Clarence Brown
  • Screenplay by Philip Dunne and Julien Josephson
  • Based on The Rains Came 1937 novel by Louis Bromfield
  • Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
  • Cinematography : Arthur C. Miller
  • Edited by Barbara McLean
  • Music by Alfred Newman
  • Production Company : 20th Century Fox
  • Distributed by 20th Century Fox
  • Release Date : September 15, 1939

Cast :

  • Myrna Loy as Lady Edwina Esketh
  • Tyrone Power as Major Rama Safti
  • George Brent as Tom Ransome
  • Brenda Joyce as Fern Simon
  • Nigel Bruce as Lord Albert Esketh
  • Maria Ouspenskaya as Maharani
  • Joseph Schildkraut as Mr. Bannerjee
  • Mary Nash as Miss MacDaid
  • Jane Darwell as Aunt Phoebe – Mrs. Smiley
  • Marjorie Rambeau as Mrs. Simon
  • Henry Travers as Rev. Homer Smiley
  • H. B. Warner as Maharajah
  • Laura Hope Crews as Lily Hoggett-Egburry
  • William Royle as Raschid Ali Khan
  • C. Montague Shaw as General Keith
  • Harry Hayden as Rev. Elmer Simon
  • Herbert Evans as Bates

Film Information Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rains_Came

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