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|Baby, the Rain Must Fall|
|The best homevideo option is DVD.|
It is 16/9 enhanced and presented in the films correct Aspect Ratio of 1.85:1
|Another underrated classic.|
|I remember first seeing this film on television several years ago,
and at the time found it to be well acted, emotionally powerful, and
in fact a heart breakingly sad modern tragedy.|
On reviewing it I found that it still held the same qualities.
|Mother and daughter on the way to family reunion.|
McQueen plays Henry Thomas, a man newly released from prison, on parol, and walking a fine line between freedom, and going back to jail, as he battles with a wild, violent side of his social personality. It is a story which involves elements and suggestions of past child abuse (against McQueen's character), and which explores the effect of this on his life, and in watching this movie I couldn't help but be conscious of how much of his real life experiences he (McQueen) must have brought into playing this character.
The whole cast is excellent, particularly Lee Remick, who plays Thomas's wife, and Don Murray, who plays the town sherrif, and Thomas's childhood friend.
The film is sadly marred by one glaring fault... Steve McQueen, as Henry Thomas, plays a singer in a band, and whilst his visual performance while singing is excellent, the voice over (which is done by somebody else), is glaringly NOT Steve McQueen's voice. It is painful to watch some of these scenes.
|He can't stay out of trouble...|
This does not stop BTRMF from being an A grade movie and a lesser known gem in McQueens filmography, and as a non action, dramatic performance, it must be one of his best.
The film is beautifully shot in Black and White.