SRP $24.96 1.85:1(16:9) MONO COLUMBIA TRISTAR

Steve McQueen fans will enjoy watching him give a fine performance in “BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL,” from COLUMBIA TRISTAR. McQueen plays an aspiring singer/songwriter, just out from jail, confronted with meeting his daugther for the first time, when Lee Remick travels to Texas to be with him. The performances from everyone are fine, but it’s Don Murray, in the role of a likeable, empathic deputy who really steals the film. His well meant but futile attempts to persuade McQueen into embracing a more stable, decent outlook, are surprisingly moving. COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. While the black and white cinematography is impressive, there’s an abundance of grain here, and it never totally subsides, and the film deserves better. COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a Monaural mix, with impressive fidelity. There is no hiss, and even without stereo, the musical score is wonderful. COLUMBIA TRISTAR has included some trailers.