‘The strangest looking clouds you ever saw started to form soon after they got the thing rolling’
Eyewitness report Bangor Daily News July 24 1953
‘Cloudbuster’ is based on true life story of Austrian born scientist by the name of Wilhelm Reich. Set in Maine USA in 1956 the story focuses on the re-enactment of a twenty four our period, where Reich claimed he could make rain for some blueberry farmers who’s crops were caught in the grip of a persistent drought. Reich had constructed a rain making machine he called, ‘The Cloudbuster’. This event was also a crucial one in Reich’s controversial, scientific, life which led to his ideas being scrutinized and punished with incarceration by American Government.
CAST: GEOFFREY BANKS – Wilhelm Reich, TOM WATSON – Peter Reich