The Rainmaker (1926)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ever since he was wounded in WWI, jockey Bobby Robertson (William Collier Jr.) has been able to predict when it's going to rain. This turns out to be handy in the horse-racing business, with Bobby placing bets on horses he knows to be good "mudders." Out of love for pretty nurse Nell Wendell (Georgia Hale), Bobby decides to use his unique talents for humanitarian purposes in a town suffering from a drought. Our hero's redemption is complete when he falls to his knees and prays for rain, whereupon the heavens open and a downpour saves the community. The Rainmaker was adapted from Heavenbent, a story by Gerald Beaumont.

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bar [pub], border [geographic], community, desperation, doctor/nurse, drought, employment, enemy, epidemic, horse, hospital, inheritance, jockey, love, medical, mud, owner, plague, rain, rescue, selling, town