The George Raft Story

The George Raft Story

Ray Danton
Director: Joseph Newman Cast: Ray Danton
Ray Danton
, Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield
, Julie London
Julie London
Joseph Newman

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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. Without getting into any in-depth plumbing of the actor's life, the story begins with the young Raft making his way in New York as a dancer and rubbing shoulders with underworld figures. Then he goes to Hollywood where he eventually finds fame in the film Scarface and gets typecast as a gangster. Tiring of this persona but unable to do very much about it, Raft's career starts to decline for quite a awhile before his success in Some Like It Hot. Along the way, his relationships with five different women are pictured in the briefest fashion.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125465
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 36,047

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Danton George Raft
Jayne Mansfield Lisa Lang
Julie London Sheila Patton
Barrie Chase June
Neville Brand Al Capone
Barbara Nichols Texas Guinan
Frank Gorshin Moxie Cusack
Margo Moore Ruth Harris
Brad Dexter Benny Siegel
Robert Strauss Frenchie
Herschel Bernardi Sam
Argentina Brunetti Mrs. Raft
Tony Reese M.C. Team
Pepper Davis M. C. (Team)
Jack Lambert Jerry Fitzpatrick
Cecile Rogers Charleston Dancer
Tol Avery Mizner
Robert H. Harris Harvey
Jack Albertson Milton
John Bleifer Mr. Raft
Joe de Santis Frankie Donatella
Murvyn Vye Johnny

Technical Credits
Joseph Newman Director
Jeff Alexander Score Composer
Ralph Butler Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Joseph Kish Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Mainwaring Screenwriter
Dave Milton Art Director
Milt Olsen Special Effects
Lindsley Parsons Asst. Director
Norman Pringle Makeup
Alex Romero Choreography
Ben Schwalb Producer
Norah Sharpe Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger J. Weinberg Costumes/Costume Designer
George White Editor
Crane Wilbur Screenwriter

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