A majority of one film wikimili, the free encyclopedia. With ray danton, jayne mansfield, julie london, barrie chase. Ray danton portrays raft and the film was directed by joseph m. George raft was an american film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. For starters, george gets involved with the mob and goes to meet a throwaway ladylove played by julie london. This is an interesting biography of the actor known for his gangster roles in films, and though ray danton plays the part of george raft without looking like him in the least, he is still. Famed for tossing a coin in the howard hawks classic scarface 1932, george raft also claimed to have met the real al capone.
Watch the george raft story movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. The cast also includes jayne mansfield, barrie chase, julie london, neville brand and frank gorshin. The george raft story 1961 a broadway dancer ray danton goes to hollywood and begins his movie career as a gangster in scarface. Overview of the george raft story, 1961, directed by joseph m. When she was getting a divorce from jack webb, she agreed, then went to court. The george raft story is a 1961 american biographical film of hollywood film star george raft. Tbt how george raft made humphrey bogart a star almost. Newman, with ray danton, jayne mansfield, julie london, at turner classic movies. The george raft story 1961 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Not many actors in hollywoods history have lived as notorious a life as george raft the subject of scarface. Julie london shown on the right, popular singer, starred in nabonga, the fat man, and the george raft story, played nurse dixie mccall on emergency. Oct, 2019 a majority of one is a 1961 american comedy film directed by mervyn leroy, starring rosalind russell and alec guinness. Ray danton september 19, 1931 february 11, 1992, also known as raymond danton, was a radio, film, stage, and television actor, director, and producer whose most famous roles were in the screen biographies the rise and fall of legs diamond 1960 and the george raft story 1962.
Raft himself excoriated the movie upon its release due to inaccuracies. Is portrayed by by ray danton in the george raft story 1961, nicholas mayer in mae west 1982 tv and by joe mantegna in bugsy 1991. The late entry the george raft story 1961 turns the formula inside out with the biopic of an actordancer who played gangsters in the movies and mixed with them in real life as well. The picture was retitled spin of a coin for release in the united kingdom, a reference to raft s characters nickelflipping trick in scarface 1932, the film that launched raft s career as an actor known for portraying gangsters. Jimmy gibson and his older brother bill are flying to america by plane with mitch the monkey when their plane crashes. Dancer george raft ray danton finds himself involved with the criminal underworld.
Released 1961, the george raft story stars raydanton, jaynemansfield, julielondon, barriechase the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 46 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. Ray danton plays the title role in director joseph m. It was adapted from the play of the same name by leonard spigelgass, which was a broadway hit in the 19591960 season, starring gertrude berg and cedric hardwicke. The george raft story 1961 hollywood enjoyed a revival of factbased gangster biographies in the late 1950s, highlighted by the tv series the untouchables 19591963 starring robert stack. The george raft story official trailer not too many people have had their life stories filmed while they were still alive, but george raft s life reads like a series of showbusiness plots. Ray danton played raft in the george raft story 1961, which costarred jayne mansfield. Herbert philbrick richard carlson is a man who lives three lives.
He was married to actress julie adams from 1954 to 1981. The george raft story official trailer not too many people have had their life stories filmed while they were still alive, but george rafts life reads like a series of showbusiness plots. Writer mike connolly and actor george raft are interviewed. Raft used his many mob connections to cancel the hit. The george raft story movie trailer video dailymotion. In the 1991 biographical movie bugsy, the character of george raft was played by joe mantegna.
The george raft story 1961 the movie database tmdb. The george raft story movie trailer and videos tv guide. September 19, 1931 february 11, 1992, also known as raymond danton, was a radio, film, stage, and television actor, director, and producer whose most famous roles were in the screen biographies the rise and fall of legs diamond 1960 and the george raft story 1962. Who can forget 1961s allied artists production of the george raft story, costarring ray danton as raft and one jayne mansfield as his lover of the time, lisa lang. May 26, 20 after the first twenty minutes, the george raft story turns into everything but george rafts story. The george raft story 1961 changes the movie database. Feb 01, 2017 dancer george raft finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. The theatrical trailer for the george raft story 1961, starring ray danton as movie tough guy george raft 18951980. Raft had a nice part in marilyn monroes some like it hot, with a stellar cast including marilyn monroe, jack lemmon and tony curtis. Find similar and related movies for the george raft story 1961 joseph m. In this episode, philbrick tries to figure out how the commies are getting information overseas.
This actionfilled drama tells the story of this incredible man from his humble beginnings as an exhibition dancer to his meeting with al capone. Cagney at that time was president of the screen actors guild and was determined not to let the mob infiltrate the industry. Cast also includes jayne mansfield in a role loosely based on betty grable. Oct 11, 2012 trivia point raft is one of the few hollywood actors to have a movie based on his life filmed while he was still alive.
Aug 31, 20 not many actors in hollywoods history have lived as notorious a life as george raft the subject of scarface. Raft himself, however, excoriated the film upon its release due to inaccuracies. Newmans 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancerturnedmovie star. The george raft story 1961 journeys in classic film. September 26, 1901 november 24, 1980 was an american film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. The george raft story 1961 stream and watch online moviefone. Jayne mansfield in the george raft story 1961 youtube. Watch heres hollywood season 1, episode 52 june 29, 1961.925 841 452 1388 789 76 925 1335 273 1277 414 1626 968 320 877 192 159 43 996 728 1017 350 25 441 1530 1112 168 483 1222 1516 1328 604 409 1398 79 426 1382 1314 127 1182 1152 643 253 157 944 614 165 995