Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rainy Days in Hollywood

The Cameraman (1928)

Buster has developed a crush on a pretty young secretary, Sally.  One rainy night, while he parts from Sally at a café, Sally impulsively leans forward and kisses him on the cheek.  He is so strongly affected by the kiss that he walks away in a daze, unconscious of the heavy rain that pours down on him.  

Ben Model created a fascinating side-by-side comparison of this scene and a similar scene from Singin' In the Rain (1952).  

The Public Enemy (1931)

Helpmates (1932)

Freaks (1932)

Movie Crazy (1932)

Sons of the Desert (1933)

In Beauty for Sale (1933), a couple fated to be engaged in an adulterous affair meet innocently while taking shelter from the rain.

Hello, Sister (1933)

It Happened One Night (1934)

A lovesick couple (Gene Raymond and Ann Sothern) takes a defiant walk in the rain in She's Got Everything (1937). 

Drums Along the Mohawk  (1939)

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The Little Foxes (1941)

Brief Encounter (1945)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Miracle in the Rain (1956)

King Creole (1958)

Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Jacqueline (1956)

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