Baby the Rain Must Fall

Photographs by William Claxton.

Around this time in 1965, Robert Mulligan, the director of To Kill A Mockingbird, released another Southern-set movie starring Steve McQueen. Baby the Rain Must Fall is set in the backwoods of Columbus and Wharton, Texas and features McQueen as a hot-headed, golden-voiced parolee. McQueen couldn’t carry a tune, so the music is clearly dubbed; the style, however, is genuine authentic.

Just a man, a guitar, and a bathtub.

 

Texas tuxedo.

 

Rehearsing, naturally.

 

Co-star Lee Remick.

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