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Raft, George

Overview
Works: 249 works in 417 publications in 3 languages and 9,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film and video adaptations  Television programs  Fiction  Comedy films  Suspense fiction  Prison films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  George Raft Publications about George Raft
Publications by  George Raft Publications by George Raft
posthumous Publications by George Raft, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by George Raft
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber
They drive by night by Raoul Walsh ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tale of brothers trying to make it as independent truck drivers."--Container
Mae West the glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
Each dawn I die ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A muckraking reporter is framed for murder and sent to a particularly brutal prison
Ocean's eleven by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. Roulette wheels spin and the champaign fizzes. It's the perfect time to steal a kiss or a $25 chip. But for Danny Ocean and his 10 partners in crime, it's the perfect moment to steal millions. Danny devises a scheme to knock out power to the Vegas strip, electronically rig five big casinos vaults and raid them all at the same time
Black widow by Bob Rafelson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy Ordway is an aspiring writer hoping to make it big in New York at the expense of everyone around her, including Broadway producer Peter Denver, who reluctantly lets her use his apartment to work during the day. And when Peter's wife, Iris, comes home from a trip to find Nancy dead in the bathroom, the assigned detective, Lt. Bruce, soon realizes this assumed suicide is more likely a murder. Everyone Ordway knew is suddenly suspect while a series of flashbacks reveal the plan she was weaving to climb the social ladder
Brother, can you spare a dime? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others
Outpost in Morocco ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Foreign Legion officer and an Arabian princess become romantically involved, but then her father leads a revolt against the French and she is killed in the ensuing battle
Invisible stripes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chuck Martin is going straight when he gets out of the big house - straight back into a life of crime. In lockup or out in the civilian world, he knows that he will forever wear a con's invisible stripes. Martin's ex-Sing Sing yardmate Cliff Taylor, vows to walk away from crime and be a role model for his kid brother. What awaits Taylor are suspicion, public disdain and joblessness. He turns to a fellow con for help. Crime doesn't pay, but it does have a price
4 film favorites Ocean's collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ocean's 11 (127 min): New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. Roulette wheels spin and the champaign fizzes. It's the perfect time to steal a kiss or a $25 chip. But for Danny Ocean and his 10 partners in crime, it's the perfect moment to steal millions. Danny devises a scheme to knock out power to the Vegas strip, electronically rig five big casinos vaults and raid them all at the same time
The Bob Hope Show ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skidoo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tough Tony Banks, a retired gangster ... reluctantly comes out of retirement to silence his old friend and squealer. ... Tony's [San Francisco] suburban haven comes crashing down as his daughter ... takes up with a hippie ... and [Tony's] wife ... gives them permission to move into their house with their hippy friends. The all-star cast includes ... Groucho Marx in his final role as the mob boss named God"--Container
Greatest gangster films collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"G" men: It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval for arrests - that doesn't stop fresh Law School grad Eddie Buchanan from joining up, and he encourages his former roommate James "Brick" Davis (James Cagney) to do so as well. But Davis wants to be an honest lawyer, not a shyster, despite his ties to mobster boss McKay, and he's intent on doing so, until Buchanan is gunned down trying to arrest career criminal Danny Leggett. Davis soon joins the "G-Men" as they hunt down Leggett (soon-to-be Public Enemy Number One) and his cronies Collins and Durfee, who are engaged in a crime and murder spree from New York to the midwest--www.imdb.com
You and me ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Projecting the message that "crime doesn't pay", a group of ex-cons works in a department store whose owner believes in rehabilitation. It's a romantic crime story, laced with comedy and social commentary
Background to danger ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A United States agent posing as an American machinery salesman in Turkey, finds himself enmeshed in a maze of plots and counter-plots to draw neutral Turkey into the war on the Nazi side
The Red Skelton Show ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows some of Red Skelton's best loved and remembered television episodes
Follow the boys ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When screen star Tony West is rejected for military service, he turns his talents to organizing big-name stars into camp shows for the enlisted men. Unfortunately, his efforts are so all-consuming that they threaten the relationship with his pregnant wife
Night after night ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A boxer falls in love with a socialite. Mae West's first film
Dark crimes 50 movie pack ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Return to a time when the movies were black and white but the dark characters that inhabited them displayed every shade of grey. Deception, betrayal, corruption, larceny and murder stir the landscape in this collection of amoral tales filled with features that thrilled bygone audiences and are back to delight a new generation"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Ranft, George
Languages
English (156)
German (5)
Spanish (1)
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