During the crippling drought of the 1930s, con man Burt Lancaster arrives in a small town, promising to make it rain (for, of course, a small remuneration). Present here too is Katharine Hepburn, apparently doomed to spinsterhood. She will blossom under the care of Lancaster’s charming rogue.
Though very open and energetic, the film’s stage origins are apparent in the lengthy monologues and frequently artificial construction of the scenes. But Lancaster and Hepburn attack their rol…s with great verve and an infectious sense of fun.
Your basic mono. Nothing special about it, but nothing objectionable, either. The sound is clear, and there are no dubious stereo remixes to wonder about.
The colours are very strong, with fine contrasts and absolutely marvellous blacks (I mean, these blacks are really, really nice). The image is sharp, and the print is in good shape, with only minor speckles. The grain is generally minimal, though it does become noticeable in some shots.
An engaging romantic comedy/drama. The disc is utterly bare bones, though.