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      George Raft

      George Raft

      Highest Rated: 100% The Ladies' Man (1961)

      Lowest Rated: 23% Limehouse Blues (1934)

      Birthday: Sep 26, 1895

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A former Broadway dancers, actor George Raft achieved stardom playing tough guys throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After gaining attention on Broadway for his unbelievably fast Charleston, Raft moved to Hollywood, where he had numerous supporting parts before landing his breakout role in Howard Hawks' infamous crime drama, "Scarface" (1932). An overnight success, he went on to appear in "The Bowery" (1933), "Bolero" (1934), "The Glass Key" (1935), "Each Dawn I Die" (1939) and the excellent melodrama "They Drive by Night" (1940). But just as he was on the cusp of true stardom, Raft famously turned down the leads in "High Sierra" (1941) and "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), both of which went to Humphrey Bogart, turning him into a major star. Raft continued to star in a number of films throughout the decade like "Background to Danger" (1943), "Johnny Angel" (1945) and "Outpost to Morocco" (1949). He later spoofed his tough guy image in "Some Like It Hot" (1959). Raft remained one of the Golden Age's more prominent performers.

      Highest rated movies

      If I Had a Million
      Scarface
      Some Like It Hot
      They Drive by Night
      You and Me
      Night After Night
      Each Dawn I Die
      Ocean's Eleven

      Photos

      QUICK MILLIONS, Spencer Tracy, George Raft, 1931 RED LIGHT, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, 1949 THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, Ann Sheridan, George Raft, 1940 THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, George Raft, 1940 NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, Mae West, George Raft, 1932 OUTPOST IN MOROCCO, George Raft, 1949 NOCTURNE, George Raft, 1946 BACKGROUND TO DANGER, George Raft, Brenda Marshall, 1943 SOULS AT SEA, Gary Cooper, George Raft, 1937 DANGEROUS PROFESSION, A, Ella Raines, George Raft, 1949 SKIDOO, George Raft, 1968 SCARFACE, Paul Muni, George Raft, 1932 BOLERO, George Raft, Carole Lombard, 1934 NOCTURNE, George Raft, Lynn Bari, 1946 THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, from left: Ann Sheridan, George Raft, 1940 NOCTURNE, George Raft, Lynn Bari, 1946 NOCTURNE, George Raft, 1946 INVISIBLE STRIPES, George Raft, Jane Bryan, 1939 NOB HILL, George Raft, 1945 TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved SCARFACE, George Raft, 1932

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 20% Five Golden Dragons Dragon 2 (Character) - 1967
      26% 34% Casino Royale Self - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Upper Hand Charles Binnaggio (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Du Rififi a Paname Hd Unknown (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 20% For Those Who Think Young Detective (Character) - 1964
      100% 67% The Ladies' Man Self - 1961
      45% 81% Ocean's Eleven Jack Strager (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jet Over the Atlantic Stafford (Character) - 1960
      95% 94% Some Like It Hot Spats Colombo (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 25% A Bullet for Joey Joe Victor (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Cairo Mike Canelli (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 56% Black Widow Detective Lt. C.A. Bruce (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 36% Rogue Cop Dan Beaumonte (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 14% I'll Get You Steve Rossi (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 15% Loan Shark Joe Gargen (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Nick Cain Nick Cain (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 35% Red Light Johnny Torno (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 45% Johnny Allegro Johnny Allegro (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 25% A Dangerous Profession Vince Kane (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 10% Outpost in Morocco Capt. Paul Gerard (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Street Daniel J. `'Dan'` Gannin (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinner's Holiday Mario Torio (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 45% Christmas Eve Mario Torio (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Intrigue Brad Dunham (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 47% Nocturne Police Lt. Joe Warne (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 23% Whistle Stop Kenny Veech (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Ace Eddie Ace (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 33% Johnny Angel Johnny Angel (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 30% Nob Hill Tony Angelo (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Boys Tony West (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 45% Background to Danger Joe Barton (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Self - 1942
      No Score Yet 76% Manpower Johnny Marshall (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 50% The House Across the Bay Steve Larwitt (Character) - 1940
      92% 70% They Drive by Night Joe Fabrini (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 56% Invisible Stripes Cliff Taylor (Character) - 1939
      50% 71% Each Dawn I Die "Hood" Stacey (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Stole a Million Joe Lourik/Joe Harris (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady's From Kentucky Marty Black (Character) - 1939
      86% 65% You and Me Joe Dennis (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Tyler Dawson (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 45% Souls at Sea Powdah (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Johnny Lamb (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Had to Happen Enrico Scaffa (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It Spot Ricardi aka Joseph Ricard (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Night at Eight "Tops" Cardona (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 60% The Glass Key Ed Beaumont (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rumba Joe Martin (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Harmony Ray Angelo/Ray Ferraro (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Me Honey Rogers (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East End Chant Harry Young (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trumpet Blows Manuel Montes (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 44% Bolero Raoul De Baere (Character) - 1934
      23% No Score Yet Limehouse Blues Harry Young (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 42% The Bowery Steve Brodie (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pick-Up Harry Glynn (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Racket Sneaky (Character) - 1932
      100% 71% If I Had a Million Eddie Jackson (Character) - 1932
      83% 47% Night After Night Joe Anton (Character) - 1932
      98% 86% Scarface Rinaldo (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 50% Night World Ed Powell (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancers in the Dark Louie Brooks (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 33% Palmy Days Joe (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 43% Quick Millions Jimmy Kirk (Character) - 1931

      TV

      Credit
      72% 78% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1955 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1953