This actionfilled drama tells the story of this incredible man from his humble beginnings as an exhibition dancer to his meeting with al capone. Ray danton plays the title role in director joseph m. Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the joseph newmandirected movie via. The paramount production was a rare chance for raft to star and to.
George raft was born and grew up in a poor family in hells kitchen, at the time one of the. But id have to say they dont come anywhere near the relentless violence of howard hawks powerful gangster movie scarface. The theatrical trailer for the george raft story 1961, starring ray danton as movie tough guy george raft 18951980. George raft 26 september 18951 24 november 1980 was an american film actor most closely identified with his portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. Film adaptation the raft was adapted to film as a segment of the 1987 horror anthology movie creepshow 2, directed by michael gornick from a screenplay by george a. It was here his past would catch up with him as a gigolo. The george raft story 1961 stream and watch online. Before acting, he started off as a prizefighting boxer, then moved on to dancing both on broadway theatre and in prohibitionera.
Most of his film appearances after 1960 were cameos. Our marketplace offers a huge selection of movies from sellers worldwide. Account profile download center microsoft store support returns order. Background to danger 1943 official trailer george raft, brenda marshall movie hd. This is a contribution to the early hawks blogathon being hosted at ed howards only the cinema blog there are famous shootouts and violent episodes in the public enemy and little caesar. Streetswings dancer history archives george raft main. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Robinson, george raft, audrey totter, crime, drama, filmnoir, thriller march 30, 2018 crime, drama, filmnoir, thriller montreal. George raft biography, movie highlights and photos. George raft was an american film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters. The george raft story trailer not too many people have had their life stories filmed while they were still alive, but george rafts life reads like a series of showbusiness plots. Bolero is a 1934 american precode musical drama film starring george raft and carole lombard, and directed by wesley ruggles.
On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Want to behold the glory that is the george raft story on your tv, phone, or tablet. Newman, with ray danton, jayne mansfield, julie london, at turner classic movies. See more ideas about rafting, tough as nails and old hollywood. The george raft story movie quotes rotten tomatoes. Virginia van upp screen play, norman krasna based on a story by and jack moffitt stars.
Born in the notorious hells kitchen section of new york among his best friends was benjamin bugsy siegel, he supported himself as a moving man, prizefighter, and driver for gangster boss owney madden. This is an interesting biography of the actor known for his gangster roles in films, and though ray danton plays the part of george raft without looking like him in the least, he is still. The picture was retitled spin of a coin for release in the united kingdom, a reference to rafts characters nickelflipping trick in scarface 1932, the film that launched rafts career as an actor known for portraying gangsters. Before george and virginia teamed up as a tight little twosome, george gloried in flashy, extremelycut clothes. Another sanibel sunset detective the latest tree callister adventure is now available on kindle. The glass key 1935 drama, filmnoir george raft, claire. The subtitle shame of the nation and a tagged on morality ending is evidence that, on its release, hawks fictionalisation of the al capone story hit a chord with the campaigners who thought the burst of gangster movies coming. The george raft story 1961 a broadway dancer ray danton goes to hollywood and begins his movie career as a gangster in scarface. His suits, always immaculately knifeedge creased, had trousers with the highest waistlines in town.
You can see raft dance in the 1932 cagney film taxi. In the early 1930s, george raft, an actor and dancer from new york citys hells kitchen, gained a name for himself playing stylish and charismatic gangsters in films like 1932s original scarface. This actionfilled drama tells the story of this incredible man from his humble beginnings as an exhibition dancer to his meeting with. Outpost in morocco 1949 george raft video dailymotion. Enjoy a rich lineup of tv shows and movies included with your prime membership. What is interesting is that rafts last film for the studio, the ladys from kentucky, was relegated to the second feature on the double bill. Once you select rent youll have 14 days to start watching the movie and 24 hours. Paul and his loyal bodyguard, ed beaumont george raft, are soon immersed in the brutal murder of janets. George and carole lombard one of many actresses he was intimate with. George raft story, the 1961 trailer video dailymotion. The george raft story manufactured on demand, mono sound. The cast also includes jayne mansfield, barrie chase, julie london, neville brand and frank gorshin. He lives with actress lisa lang jayne mansfield in a. Cast also includes jayne mansfield in a role loosely based on betty grable.
Shop movies starring george raft on dvd, vhs, and rare video formats at alibris. Raft refused to appear in the story of temple drake 1933 with miriam. Ray danton portrays raft and the film was directed by joseph m. Free add to library george raft childhood mp3 sound on. He had an acting career that spanned from the 1920s to 1980, and gained a reputation as one of hollywoods best dressed actors. This book does not purport to be a full length biography of george raft, the legendary film star and dancer.
The george raft story is a 1961 american biographical film of hollywood film star george raft. After the first twenty minutes, the george raft story turns into everything but george rafts story. Approved 1h 34min crime, drama, filmnoir, romance 10 june 1938 usa an. Without getting into any indepth plumbing of the actors life, the story begins with the young raft making his way in new york as a dancer and rubbing shoulders with underworld. The george raft story 1961 journeys in classic film. But i will say that well into his paramount contract george scored big with three features. Lombard reportedly told close friends that raft was, in the bedroom sense, the best lover she ever had made two dance films together. The strange ron bases acclaimed fantasy adventure is available for download at a troubled boy. The george raft story 1961 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
George raft had perhaps the worst judgement of any film star in. Read on wikipedia edit history talk page print download pdf. For starters, george gets involved with the mob and goes to meet a throwaway ladylove played by julie london. George raft was one of the few tough guy movie stars who could lay claim to being the genuine article. His career slides downhill until he is offered a part in some like it hot and becomes famous again. George raft september 26, 1901 november 24, 1980 was an american film actor identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas mob films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Buy the george raft story dvd manufactured on demand, mono sound, widescreen at. Red light is a 1949 american film noir crime film directed and produced by roy del ruth, starring george raft and virginia mayo, and based on the story this guy gideon by don red barry, featuring strong religious overtones. Rafts own reallife connection to the new york mob added frightening authenticity to his portrayals, and his star quality coincided with the peak years of the hollywood factory to produce a. The late entry the george raft story 1961 turns the formula inside out with the biopic of an actordancer who played gangsters in the movies and mixed with them in real life as well. The article that disclosed secret affairs reel hollywood.
In the mid 60s he was denied entry into england where he managed a highclass gambling club due to his underworld associations. Dancer george raft ray danton finds himself involved with the. Dancer george raft ray danton finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. Overview of the george raft story, 1961, directed by joseph m. George raft movie trailers from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. September 26, 1901 november 24, 1980 was an american film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. The amounts of lengthy digressions become so tiresome that i lost interest in the movie entirely and never fully gained it back. This is an interesting biography of the actor known for his gangster roles in films, and though ray danton plays the part of george raft without. Romero the bulk of the story is faithful to the short story, but the ending was changed for the film. Bolero a big hit for paramount in early 1934, including a scene where carole dances in lingerie and stockings. This is an interesting biography of the actor known for his gangster roles in films, and though ray danton plays the part of george raft without looking like him in the least, he is still convincing in his mannerisms. He was portrayed by ray danton in the biopic the george raft story 1961. Instead it is an analysis of all his released films containing synopsis, cast list,technical credits and background comments ranging from titbits to the trenchant.
Watch the george raft story now on your favorite device. Raft was born george ranft 1902 according to census, in washington heights 163rd st. The george raft story letterboxd social film discovery. The glass key, souls at sea and spawn of the north probably my second favourite raft film. Filmography show list info george raft 1901 1980 was an american film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. Latest george raft childhood mp3 sound for download. Newmans 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancerturnedmovie star. This actionfilled drama tells the story of this incredible man from his humble. Brian vallees life with billy finally, brian vallees bestselling classic of a womans fight to save her life is available as an ebook. Not many actors in hollywoods history have lived as notorious a life as george raft the subject of scarface. With ray danton, jayne mansfield, julie london, barrie chase.
Lombard reportedly told close friends that raft was, in the bedroom sense, the best lover she ever had made two dance films together, bolero a big hit for paramount in early 1934, including a scene where carole dances in lingerie and stockings. Famed for tossing a coin in the howard hawks classic scarface 1932, george. He was labeled as hollywoods gigolo by many fan magazines. George raft was instrumental in the development of the character of the hardboiled gangster, a character that became a standard of the american.434 1224 377 1134 3 142 322 1132 1197 848 982 706 402 854 1059 1228 904 1190 345 823 241 103 440 838 962 236 1302 1063 112 1316 930 1002 292 49 1214 191