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In the town of Ranchipur, four people find their lives become entwined by unexpected feelings and events they cannot control. Tom Ransome (George Brent), son of an English earl, is living a painter's life. He is pursed by Brenda Joyce, a flirtatious young English girl who adores him. Lady Esketh (Myrna Loy) is a beautiful bored sophisticated and Tom's former girlfriend. And Major Rama (Tyrone Power) is the dedicated Hindu surgeon who captures her heart. When a catastrophic earthquake and flood bring disaster to India, all their lives are forever transformed by the striking clash between good and evil, duty and forbidden love.
A trio of great performances and Academy Award-winning special effects recommend this saga of sin, scandal, and redemption based on Louis Bromfield's novel. George Brent stars as Tom Ransome, the reputation-tarnished son of an English earl who has found refuge from the world's ills in Ranchupur, India. Myrna Loy, cast against type, costars as his former lover, now the Lady Edwina Esketh, whose elderly husband (Nigel "Dr. Watson" Bruce) is more interested in the Maharaja's horses and money than her. "Dying of galloping boredom," she sets her sights on Major Rama Safti (Tyrone Power), a dedicated and selfless doctor, but nature calls with a devastating earthquake and flood that will open her jaded eyes. Drenched with atmosphere, The Rains Came further benefits from such venerable character actors as Maria Ouspenskaya (The Wolf Man) as the Maharani, Jane Darwell (The Grapes of Wrath) as Tom's missionary aunt, and Henry Travers (Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life) as his uncle. The Rains Came was released in 1939, considered by some to be the movies' best-ever year. While it is not in the same class as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, or Stagecoach, this is a stellar example of old-school Hollywood. --Donald Liebenson
Repays viewing several times with its marvellous cast, special effects and lovely music by Alfred Newman. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. G. Carroll
Great, very friendly service also good quality dvd many thanks to youPublished 6 months ago by tyrone power fan
it came in good time. was not too costly. i watched it with great pleasure.Published 8 months ago by Clarice Y Thurber
Great movie. Saw it years ago in; the movie theater. Recommend it!Published 10 months ago by Edith M.
Wonderful Oscar-winning flood special effects enhance a great plot in this early disaster classic, a precursor to The Rains of Ranchipur. A must for every disaster film collector.Published 12 months ago by Ronald Adams
I had seen the Richard Burton/Lana Turner version of this movie but I liked this version better. I read the book & this movie version of the book is better.Published 12 months ago by S. Butsch
This was purchased as a gift, but I remember the film well. Engaging story. A must for Tyrone Power fan.Published 13 months ago by Robyn T. Crimmin