The Rains Came


(out of 5)

Myrna Loy’s glamour and some impressive visual effects are the main attraction to this exciting adventure that takes place in India during the famed Rains of Ranchipur. Loy is a visiting nurse who has a shy romance with an Indian doctor (Tyrone Power, the whitest Indian doctor ever to have walked the face of the earth) until the aforementioned disaster strikes their country, and she follows up by drinking from the wrong glass and getting something like typhoid or yellow fever (don’t remember). Exciting, but not entirely memorable.

Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1939

Directed by Clarence Brown

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by ,

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award
Best Special Effects (Fred Sersen, E.H. Hansen)

Best Art Direction (William Darling, George Dudley)
Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) (Arthur Miller) (Not an official nomination)
Best Film Editing (Barbara McLean)
Best Music (Original Score) (Alfred Newman)
Best Sound Recording (20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E.H. Hansen, sound director)



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