Rain or Shine (film)
|Rain or Shine|
|Directed by||Frank Capra|
|Produced by||Harry Cohn|
|Written by||James Gleason (book of musical play)
Maurice Marks (book of musical play)
Frank R. Capra Production
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Rain or Shine is a 1930 American pre-Code film directed by Frank Capra and starring Joe Cook and Louise Fazenda. The film was adapted from a hit Broadway musical of the same name and was originally planned as a full-scale musical. Due to the public backlash against musical films (beginning in the latter part of the summer of 1930), all musical numbers were discarded before release. This move proved to be prudent as the film was a box office success, continuing the streak of hits Capra directed for the young Columbia Pictures studio.
A woman inherits her father's struggling travelling circus, and looks to the circus's manager, Smiley, to save the day when the performers conspire to strike during a performance.
The film survives intact and has been broadcast on television and cable. The International Sound Version of this film also survives. Both versions have been released on DVD.
- Joe Cook as Smiley Johnson
- Louise Fazenda as Frankie
- Joan Peers as Mary Rainey
- William Collier Jr. as Bud Conway
- Tom Howard as Amos K. Shrewsberry
- Dave Chasen as Dave
- Alan Roscoe as Dalton
- Adolph Milar as Foltz
- Clarence Muse as Nero
- Nella Walker as Mrs Conway
- Edward Martindel as Mr Conway
- Nora Lane as Grace Conway
- Tyrell Davis as Lord Hugo Gwynne