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STEVE HAYES: Tired Old Queen at the Movies - THE RAINS CAME


In 1939, every studio in Hollywood was in a panic over how to compete with GONE WITH THE WIND. Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century Fox, bought Louis Bromfield's THE RAINS CAME, a sprawling novel of forbidden and interracial love set in India. With an all-star cast headed by romantic idol Tyrone Power, the blockbuster became the most expensive film Fox had produced.
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