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Raft, George

Overview
Works: 386 works in 827 publications in 6 languages and 12,886 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Romances  Epic films  Caper films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Singer, Author, Contributor, Narrator, Costume designer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Raft
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

81 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians in an all-girl band
Scarface by Howard Hawks( Visual )

72 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the prohibition era. This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow."--Container
Around the world in eighty days( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,094 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 )

30 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tale of brothers trying to make it as independent truck drivers."--Container
Casino Royale by John Huston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir James Bond is persuaded to rejoin Her Majesty's secret service and head an operation to smash SMERSH
Ocean's eleven by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 370 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
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 360 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 )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A muckraking reporter is framed for murder and sent to a particularly brutal prison
Black widow by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in English and held by 254 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
4 film favorites : Ocean's collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 192 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
Some like it hot( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two musicians disguise themselves as women and join an all-female band in order to evade the Mafia, since they witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Skidoo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 146 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
Brother, can you spare a dime?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 128 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 )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ava Gardner (in her first leading role) plays a girl 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
A bullet for Joey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 115 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
Invisible stripes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 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 plant--www.imdb.com
Outpost in Morocco( Visual )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 104 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
You and me( Visual )

12 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 83 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
The Bob Hope show by Bob Hope( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire talks about his new movie, Easter Parade, and he and Bob do a sketch about a pair of down-and-out vaudevillians
 
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Around the world in eighty days
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Around the world in eighty daysMae West : the glamour collectionEach dawn I dieInvisible stripesGreatest gangster films collectionYou and meThe Bob Hope show
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George Raft acteur américain

George Raft actor estadounidense

George Raft actor estatunidenc

George Raft aktor amerykański

George Raft Amerikaans acteur

George Raft amerikansk skådespelare

George Raft amerikansk skodespelar

George Raft amerikansk skuespiller

George Raft attore statunitense

George Raft US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

George Raft yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Raft, George 1895-1980

Ranft, George

Ranft, George 1895-1980

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Рафт, Джордж

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جورج رأفت ممثل أمريكي

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