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Rain or Shine
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Harry Cohn
Written by James Gleason (book of musical play)
Maurice Marks (book of musical play)
Jo Swerling
Dorothy Howell
Starring Joe Cook
Louise Fazenda
Studio Columbia Pictures
Frank R. Capra Production
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 15, 1930
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rain or Shine is a 1930 film directed by Frank Capra[1] and starring Joe Cook and Louise Fazenda. A woman inherits her father's struggling traveling circus, and looks to the circus's manager, Smiley, to save the day when the performers conspire to strike during a performance.

The film was adapted from a hit Broadway musical of the same name, but discarded the songs. The film was a box office success, continuing the streak of hits Capra directed for the young Columbia Pictures studio.


  • Joe Cook as Smiley Johnson
  • Louise Fazenda as Frankie, the "Princess"
  • Joan Peers as Mary Rainey
  • William Collier Jr. as Bud Conway
  • Tom Howard as Amos K. Shrewsberry
  • Dave Chasen as Dave
  • Alan Roscoe as Dalton, the ringmaster
  • Adolph Milar as Foltz, the lion tamer
  • Clarence Muse as Nero
  • Nella Walker as Mrs. Conway
  • Edward Martindel as Mr. Conway (as Edward Martindale)
  • Nora Lane as Grace Conway
  • Tyrell Davis as Lord Hugo Gwynne (as Tyrrell Davis)


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