The Rains of Ranchipur is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Frank Ross from a screenplay by Merle Miller, based on the novel The Rains Came by Louis Bromfield. The music score was by Hugo Friedhofer and the cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.
The film stars Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Joan Caulfield and Michael Rennie with Eugenie Leontovich.
Made in color, Cinemascope, and four-track stereophonic sound, the film is a remake of the 1939 black-and-white film The Rains Came, also made by Fox, directed by Clarence Brown and starring Tyrone Power and Myrna Loy. However, the 1955 film changes the novel's ending.
Ranchipur, the bull elephant at the San Diego Zoo, gets his name from this film.
In India to purchase some horses, British royal Lord Esketh and his wife, Lady Edwina Esketh, come to the town of Ranchipur at the invitation of the elderly Maharani. Their marriage is an unhappy one and Lord Esketh announces...