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The Rains of Ranchipur Details

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After The Rains Came (1939), this epic romantic melodrama was the second version of author Louis Bromfield's novel to get the deluxe, big-budget treatment from Twentieth Century Fox. Lana Turner stars as Lady Edwina Esketh, the spoiled and hedonistic wife of Lord Esketh (Michael Rennie), a British royal. Intending to purchase some horses, the Eskeths accept an invitation to the Indian city of Ranchipur by the Maharani (Eugene Leontovich). Once there, Edwina meets and unsuccessfully attempts to seduce Dr. Safti (Richard Burton), a handsome Hindu doctor and the Maharani's chosen heir. While in Ranchipur, Edwina also runs into an old acquaintance, Tom Ransome (Fred MacMurray), now the town drunk. As Edwina begins to realize that she's feeling real love for Safti, the doctor succumbs to her charms and a torrid affair begins, as a series of earthquakes and a devastating flood strike Ranchipur. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) was Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Lana Turner
as Edwina Esketh
Richard Burton
as Dr.Safti
Fred MacMurray
as Tom Ransome
Joan Caulfield
as Fern Simon
Michael Rennie
as Lord Esketh
Paul H. Frees
as Sundar
Gladys Hurlbut
as Mrs. Simon
Madge Kennedy
as Mrs. Smiley
Beatrice Kraft
as Oriental Dancer
King Calder
as Mr. Smiley
Rama Bai
as Lachmaania
Naji Gabbay
as Wagonlit Porter
Aly Wassil
as Another Courier
Ivis Goulding
as Louise
Trude Wyler
as Guest
George Brand
as Mr. Simon
John Banner
as Ranchid
Argentina Brunetti
as Mrs. Adoani

Crew

Jean Negulesco
Director
Louis Bromfield
Book Author
Merle Miller
Screenwriter
Milton Krasner
Cinematographer
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hugo W. Friedhofer
Composer (Music Score)
Dorothy Spencer
Editor
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Addison Hehr
Art Director
Walter Scott
Set Designer
William Travilla
Costume Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Eli Dunn
First Assistant Director
Stephen Papich
Choreography
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