Under the Rainbow
- 1 hr 37 min
Under the Rainbow is about a group of people living through war and poverty in Kansas in 1938. Because the country is still in the grips of the Great Depression, several people from a Kansas community have decided to turn a large barn into a hostel for those that cannot afford a home. One of the residents of this community is diminutive Rollo Sweet, who wants to make it as an actor in Hollywood. Rollo has a big imagination, so when he hears a radio broadcast stating that the U.S. is declaring war on Germany and Japan, he starts to envision this future. In doing so, he pictures a German secret agent named Otto trying to meet with another secret agent from Japan to plot strategy. They are to meet in a hotel near all of the movie studios in Hollywood, so no one notices them for their small size. Ultimately, the hotel where the two secret agents plan to meet turns out to be a place of chaos, as it includes hundreds of diminutive actors coming in from around the world to star in a new production of "The Wizard of Oz." This leads to lots of mishaps and misunderstandings that creates all sorts of bedlam around the hotel. In the meantime, a movie producer named Annie Clark meets up with an aristocrat named Bruce Thorpe, who has decided to book an entire floor at the hotel for a relaxing vacation. Bruce soon realizes that he has picked the wrong hotel for a relaxing stay, and tries to make the best of the situation by spending a lot of time with Annie.