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directed by Joseph Anthony
USA 1956


Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secret yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!.

Gary W. Tooze



Theatrical Release: December 13th, 1956

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DVD Review: Paramount - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 2:01:12
Video 1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.74 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 1.0), dub: French (Dolby Digital 1.0) 
Subtitles English, None

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Studio: Paramount Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.78:1

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DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2005

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Chapters: 17



This image looks very strong throughout most of the film, but there are a few scenes where colors tend to look a little saturated. I'm still on the fence as to whether there was any manipulation at the digital end, but that is being very picky - it general terms this DVD is a great buy for such a reasonable price. Anamorphic, progressive, tight to the frame and showcasing the talents of Kate Hepburn and Burt Lancaster - a fun film even if Burt is quite a ham. No extras is becoming standard fare for Paramount, but they also boast fine value for the $. We must recommend!  out of  

Gary W. Tooze


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