Rainbow Man

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Basically a retread of Al Jolson's THE SINGING FOOL (1928), Dowling plays a singer who is suddenly saddled with raising his close friend's son Darro (a fairly insufferable little Hollywood "brat" who would go on to be a fairly insufferable adult) after his pal is killed. While struggling with his vocal career and the child, Dowling meets and falls in love...read more

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Basically a retread of Al Jolson's THE SINGING FOOL (1928), Dowling plays a singer who is suddenly saddled with raising his close friend's son Darro (a fairly insufferable little Hollywood "brat" who would go on to be a fairly insufferable adult) after his pal is killed. While struggling

with his vocal career and the child, Dowling meets and falls in love with an innkeeper's daughter, Nixon, who turns out to be none other than the sister of the little kid's mom. Contrived beyond belief, the screenplay delivers nearly every cliche known to tear-jerkers in 1929. The badly rendered

songs include: "Little Pal," "Rainbow Man" (Dowling, James Hanley), "Sleepy Valley" (Andrew B. Sterling, Hanley).

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Basically a retread of Al Jolson's THE SINGING FOOL (1928), Dowling plays a singer who is suddenly saddled with raising his close friend's son Darro (a fairly insufferable little Hollywood "brat" who would go on to be a fairly insufferable adult) after his… (more)

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