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Henry, the Rainmaker

Henry, the Rainmaker(1949)

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The viewed print was missing most of its production credits. A April 27, 1949 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that writers Howard J. Green and Raymond Goldman filed suit against the producers, claiming that the picture had plagiarized their play The People's Choice. The final disposition of the suit is not known. This film marked film editor Peter Scully's debut as producer.
       Henry, the Rainmaker was the first in a five-picture series, known as "The Latham Family" (sometimes called the "Henry" series), in which Raymond Walburn and Walter Catlett played the characters of "Henry Latham" and "Mayor Colton," respectively. Gary Gray played Henry's son "David" in all five films, and Barbara Brown played "Mrs. Edna Latham" in all five. Scully produced the entire series, which was made by Mayfair Productions for Monogram. The last picture in the series was Father Takes the Air (1951). For more information on the series, consult the Series Index.