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Raft, George

Overview
Works: 342 works in 754 publications in 6 languages and 12,053 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film remakes  Caper films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Speaker, Other, Costume designer, Singer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

66 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during Prohibition, two men, sought by the mob, disguise themselves as girls and join a female jazz band. When they fall in love complications naturallly ensue, which makes for a crazy comedy
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

71 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,361 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 80 days by Jules Verne( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 1,148 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 )

25 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 506 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 383 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 319 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 )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 307 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 )

4 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 239 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 163 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
Skidoo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 134 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 by Leonide Moguy( Visual )

23 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman returns to her small hometown from Chicago, where she has made a success of herself. Upon her arrival, she looks up an old love of hers and discovers that he's still the listless small-time gambler she remembers he was when she left for the big city. The woman settles back into town and begins a romance with a local nightclub owner, an unsavory character that is also friends with her former love. A rivalry for the woman's affection begins between the two men and the nightclub owner decides to take some steps to eliminate his competition
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 108 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
A bullet for Joey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 106 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. Police Inspector Leduc is closing in, but the gangsters bring in their ultimate weapon: the stunning Joyce, a blonde temptress who will teach the scientist a thing or two even he doesn't know! The breathtaking chase leads through the city streets to a pulse-pounding confrontation aboard an enemy cargo ship
Greatest gangster films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 102 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
The Bob Hope show by Bob Hope( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 93 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
You and me( Visual )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 81 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 )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 75 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
TCM greatest classic legends film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Around the world in 80 days
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George Raft acteur américain

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George Raft aktor amerykański

George Raft Amerikaans acteur

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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