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Background to Danger (1943) with George Raft and Peter Lorre

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Mar 3, 2016

Share This! Love in the midst of intrigue! Many films were made after the gross successes of The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca, mostly by Warner Brothers and repurposing various reconfigurations of the original cast of those two films, though all excluded Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.  The “ho read more

Book Look! George Raft: The Man Who Would Be Bogart by Stone Wallace

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Oct 27, 2014

Book Look! George Raft: The Man Who Would Be Bogart by Stone Wallace This is a short and sweet - but highly informative - biography about forgotten Hollywood star George Raft. Just as an aside, I'd like to mention that after having read this biography of Raft, I now have a dangerously inappr read more

The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jul 31, 2014

This is part two of an interview I completed with George Raft biographer, Stone Wallace. For part one, click here. For everyone else, enjoy: Emma: How did Raft get into film acting? Did he have any training before beginning acting or was he simply a natural performer?    &nbs read more

The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jul 31, 2014

This is part two of an interview I completed with George Raft biographer, Stone Wallace. For part one, click here. For everyone else, enjoy: Emma: How did Raft get into film acting? Did he have any training before beginning acting or was he simply a natural performer?    &nbs read more

The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jul 24, 2014

In 1999 when the AFI released their 100 years…100 stars list of the top 50 greatest screen legends, most mainstream leading ladies and men were accounted for. They included Bogart – the dramatic actor, Cagney – the gangster, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly – the musical stars, Ch read more

The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jul 24, 2014

In 1999 when the AFI released their 100 years…100 stars list of the top 50 greatest screen legends, most mainstream leading ladies and men were accounted for. They included Bogart – the dramatic actor, Cagney – the gangster, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly – the musical stars, Ch read more

Precode Double-take: Dancer and Gangster, George Raft

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 21, 2014

Remaining a star in the golden studio era was all about adaption. Actors and actresses would need to morph their characters and appearances along with societies changing expectations, mood and values as well as keep the essence that made them famous to begin with. Cary Grant moved from madcap screwb read more

Precode Double-take: Dancer and Gangster, George Raft

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 21, 2014

Remaining a star in the golden studio era was all about adaption. Actors and actresses would need to morph their characters and appearances along with societies changing expectations, mood and values as well as keep the essence that made them famous to begin with. Cary Grant moved from madcap screwb read more

"The George Raft Story," or What About Mob?

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Dec 8, 2013

This time around, Motion Pictures Told Through Still Pictures with Goofy Captions brings you the 1961 opus "The George Raft Story." We open in a nightclub, with 1960s people dancing they way they think people danced in the 1920s. In fact, the entire movie is full of 1960s people acting the way read more

George Raft

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Dec 5, 2013

Birth Name:  George Ranft Birthdate: September 26, 1901 Number of Films that George Raft Made with Humphrey Bogart:  2 The Lowdown While Leslie Howard might have given Bogart a jumpstart on his film career by insisting on his casting in The Petrified Forest, George Raft could be given equal, althou read more

The George Raft Story (1961)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on May 26, 2013

Have I mentioned that the 1960s was not the time to have a biopic about you made?  In doing this series, there’s been several actors throughout the fifties and sixties who have given away the rights to their life story, for various reasons, while they’re still alive.  All of them have read more

“Every Night At Eight” – Alice Faye, George Raft, Patsy Kelly, Frances Langford

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Apr 30, 2011

“Every Night at Eight” is a 1935 American comedy musical film by Paramount Pictures starring George Raft, Alice Faye, Patsy Kelly, and Frances Langford. It was directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Walter Wanger from a screenplay by C. Graham Baker, Bert Hanlon and Gene Towne based o read more

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