The Rainbow Man

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The Rainbow Man
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Produced by Eddie Dowling
George W. Weeks
Written by Story:
Eddie Dowling
Frances Agnew
Frances Agnew
Eddie Dowling
Starring Eddie Dowling
Marian Nixon
Frankie Darro
Sam Hardy
Lloyd Ingraham
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Music by Louis F. Gottschalk
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Edited by J.R. Crone
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 16, 1929 (1929-05-16)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Rainbow Man (known as La valle delle rose in Italy) is a 1929 black and white American musical film.

A copy is preserved by the Library of Congress Packard Campus.[1]



  • "Sleepy Valley"
Written by James F. Hanley and Andrew Sterling
  • "Little Pal"
Written by James F. Hanley and Eddie Dowling
  • "Rainbow Man"
Written by James F. Hanley and Eddie Dowling


  • The Rainbow Man was the film debut of George 'Gabby' Hayes (billed as "George Hayes").

Critical response[edit]

A New York Times review stated that: "The Rainbow Man is an ingenuous stream of slow music and tears, with occasional interludes of more or less effective comedy. Those in the theatre laughed heartily at the fun, and for all one knows they may have shed tears over the distressing state of affairs that surround Rainbow Ryan (Mr. Dowling). Sometimes the incidents are reminiscent of ancient melodramas, for one perceives the most amazing coincidences throughout the picture."[2]


  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.148 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
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