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The George Raft Story (1961)

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106 min | Biography, Drama

Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where he wins a role in the film "Scarface" and becomes ...See moreDancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where he wins a role in the film "Scarface" and becomes famous. He lives with actress Lisa Lang (Jayne Mansfield) in a huge villa, but when his mother dies, he deserts her. His career slides downhill until he is offered a part in "Some Like it Hot" and becomes famous again. Written by alfiehitchie See less
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Writer
Crane Wilbur (screenplay)
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Carl E. Guthrie (as Carl Guthrie)
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$ 1,200,000
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Release date
Nov 22, 1961 (United States)

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87 cast members
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Ray Danton
George Raft George Raft   See fewer
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Jayne Mansfield
Lisa Lang Lisa Lang   See fewer
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Julie London
Sheila Patton Sheila Patton   See fewer
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Barrie Chase
June Tyler June Tyler   See fewer
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Barbara Nichols
Texas Guinan Texas Guinan   See fewer
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Frank Gorshin
Moxie Cusack Moxie Cusack   See fewer
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Margo Moore
Ruth Harris Ruth Harris   See fewer
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Brad Dexter
Benny 'Bugsy' Siegal Benny 'Bugsy' Siegal   See fewer
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Neville Brand
Al Capone Al Capone   See fewer
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Robert Strauss
Frenchie Frenchie   See fewer
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Joe De Santis
Frankie Donatella Frankie Donatella   See fewer
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Jack Lambert
Jerry Fitzpatrick Jerry Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Argentina Brunetti
Mrs. Raft Mrs. Raft   See fewer
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Tony Reese
Master of Ceremonies Team Master of Ceremonies Team   See fewer
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Pepper Davis
Master of Ceremonies Team Master of Ceremonies Team   See fewer
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Cecile Rogers
Charleston Dancer Charleston Dancer   See fewer
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Betty Curtis
Performer Performer   See fewer
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Murvyn Vye
Johnny Fuller Johnny Fuller   See fewer
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David Ahdar
Dance Hall Patron (uncredited) Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Dance Hall Bouncer (uncredited) Dance Hall Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Alton
Dance Hall Patron (uncredited) Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tol Avery
Wilson Mizner, the Wit (uncredited) Wilson Mizner, the Wit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Bacon
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Ball
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Bermudez
Castro Officer (uncredited) Castro Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bleifer
Mr. Raft (uncredited) Mr. Raft (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Studio Employee (uncredited) Studio Employee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Brown
Mike Jones (uncredited) Mike Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patricia Casey
Night Club Dancer (uncredited) Night Club Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Chione
Young Hood (uncredited) Young Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Character (uncredited) Character (uncredited)   See fewer
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Markham (uncredited) Markham (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Close
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Damler
District Attorney's Man (uncredited) District Attorney's Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
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Tony Di Milo
Armed Guard (uncredited) Armed Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alice Foote
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
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Joseph Forte
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Freeman
Jose (uncredited) Jose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Seamon Glass
Jack McGurk aka McGurn (uncredited) Jack McGurk aka McGurn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Golden
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph J. Greene
Fat Man (uncredited) Fat Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pretty Girl (uncredited) Pretty Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 213 votes