The Rains Came

The Rains Came

Myrna Loy
Director: Clarence Brown Cast: Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
, Tyrone Power
Tyrone Power
, George Brent
George Brent
Clarence Brown


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Myrna Loy stars in Clarence Brown's sumptuous and exotic romance, based upon the novel by Louis Bromfield. Loy plays Lady Edwina Esketh, the unhappily married wife of Lord Albert Esketh (Nigel Bruce), a dumpy middle-aged English businessman. Edwina escapes her loneliness by engaging in ephemeral love affairs. When Lord Albert travels to the Indian province of Ranchipur, Edwina encounters one of her past lovers, Tom Ransome (George Brent). Tom wants to renew his acquaintance with Edwina, but she has set her sights on a young Indian doctor, Major Rama Safti (Tyrone Power), the court favorite of the reigning maharajah (H.B. Warner) who may inherit the throne one day. Rama is dedicated to helping the poor and, as Edwina falls deeply in love with him, she begins to notice of the plight of the poverty stricken. When a terrible earthquake decimates Ranchipur, Edwina joins with Rama to help tend to the victims of this tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2005
UPC: 0024543208181
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 10,496

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by film historians Anthony Slide and Robert Birchard; Still gallery; Theatrical trailer; Full frame format (Aspect ratio: 1.33:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Myrna Loy Lady Edwina Esketh
Tyrone Power Maj. Rama Safti
George Brent Tom Ransome
Brenda Joyce Fern Simon
Nigel Bruce Albert Lord Esketh
Maria Ouspenskaya Maharani
Joseph Schildkraut Mr. Bannerjee
Mary Nash Miss MacDaid
Jane Darwell Aunt Phoebe Smiley
Marjorie Rambeau Mrs. Simon
Henry Travers Rev. Homer Smiley
H.B. Warner Maharajah
Laura Hope Crews Lily Hoggett-Egbury
William Royle Raschid Ali Khan
Harry Hayden Rev. Elmer Simon
Herbert Evans Bates
Abner Biberman John the Baptist
Mara Alexander Mrs. Bannerjee
William Edmunds Mr. Das
Eddie Abdo Soldier
Guy D'Ennery Mr. Durga
Fern Emmett Hindu Woman
Rosina Galli Nurse
Sam Harris Officer
Jamiel Hasson Aide-de-Camp
Leyland Hodgson Doctor
Frank Lackteen Engineer
Connie Leon Actor
Lal Chand Mehra Chant Singer
Rita Page Maid
George Regas Rajput
Pedro Regas Official
C. Montague Shaw Gen. Keith

Technical Credits
Clarence Brown Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
William S. Darling Art Director
George Dudley Art Director
Philip Dunne Screenwriter
Mack Gordon Songwriter
E.H. Hansen Special Effects
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Julien Josephson Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Barbara McLean Editor
Lal Chand Mehra Songwriter
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Harry Revel Songwriter
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer
Darryl F. Zanuck Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Rains Came
1. Main Titles [1:23]
2. Faith in the Queen [5:08]
3. A Proper Tea for Proper People [4:24]
4. Help Me Run Away [4:23]
5. The Opulence of the Empire [:45]
6. The Necessities of Life [4:09]
7. The Pale Copper Apollo [4:27]
8. Getting What She Wanted [2:08]
9. A Prescription for Boredom [3:27]
10. A Woman They Shouldn't Know [1:56]
11. Reasons to Leave [6:59]
12. Beseeching the Gods [5:09]
13. Someone to Count On [1:00]
14. Seeking Support [5:25]
15. Where She Is Needed [9:28]
16. Keeping Him True [4:46]
17. A Fatal Error [4:28]
18. Reasons to Fight [5:37]
19. A Leader for His People [5:12]
20. End Credits [3:16]

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The Rains Came 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Theaterfan More than 1 year ago
This is the first version of Louis Bromfield's book and its very entertaining though pale compared to the book. It has George Brent who is entirely convincing as Ransome and Myrna Loy in a part totally different than her MGM roles. Tyrone Power looks uncomfortable but it's a 20th picture so he's in it. The special effects are convincing and, like San Francisco, way ahead of their time. This was remade in Cinemascope and color as the Rains of Ranchiput which is also very entertaining but not as well cast (it follows the book more closely but not much). Some good but at times sloppy special effects. Best of all--read the book (from the library) which is heads and tails better than either of these movies. It's easy to see why it was a bestseller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago