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Raft, George

Works: 311 works in 633 publications in 6 languages and 11,525 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film remakes  Caper films  Crime films  Romance films  Epic films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Author, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about George Raft
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Most widely held works by George Raft
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians in an all-female jazz band. Marilyn Monroe is a ukulele-playing singer in the band
Scarface by Howard Hawks( Visual )

53 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama of the life and death of a Chicago gangster of the 1920's
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,119 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. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
They drive by night by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

21 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 512 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 425 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 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newspaper reporter, wrongly sentenced to prison, becomes friendly with an underworld big shot convict. The loyalty the reporter grows to feel toward the other man leads him to assist the big shot hood in a break for freedom
Ocean's eleven by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 281 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 Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 236 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
Whistle stop( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ava Gardner (in her first leading role) plays a woman who chooses a villainous playboy (Tom Conway) over a shiftless poolroom bum (George Raft). When Raft decides to turn honest, events conspire against him. Finally Raft and Gardner get together
Skidoo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 116 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
Outpost in Morocco( Visual )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 114 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 106 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
Greatest gangster films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White heat: Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma, ' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical
The Bob Hope Show( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 film favorites Ocean's collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean's twelve (125 min.): Set three years after Ocean's 11, this sequel shows us Danny Ocean gathering up his complete gang of con artists and thieves from the first film in New York City before they all jet off to Amsterdam, Rome, and Paris to pull off three seperate heists. All the while, the boys must deal with increasing pressure from a very mad Terry Benedict, a dedicated Europol agent, and a mysterious French rival simply called Dinner Jacket
A bullet for Joey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Canadian police inspector investigates a murder, he is hurtled into an adventure involving foreign spies, American gangsters and an explosive high-tech secret that could change the world. In a daring attempt to seize a brilliant physicist's discoveries, a foreign superpower enlists mobster Joe Victor and his gang in a scheme that will ignite a firestorm of betrayal, murder and global intrigue
Background to danger( Visual )

3 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 74 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
You and me( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 72 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
Red Skelton America's clown prince by Red Skelton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video shows four episodes of Red Skelton's popular TV show, with some of his most famous skits
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Around the world in 80 days
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George Raft acteur amricain

George Raft aktor amerykański

George Raft Amerikaans acteur

George Raft amerikansk skdespelare

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George Raft amerikansk skuespiller

George Raft attore statunitense

George Raft US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Raft, George 1895-1980

Ranft, George

Ranft, George 1895-1980

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Around the world in 80 daysMae West the glamour collectionEach dawn I dieInvisible stripesGreatest gangster films collectionThe Bob Hope ShowYou and me