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George Raft: The Films (Paperback)
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George Raft: The Films (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 30/04/2013
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In the early 1930s, George Raft, an actor and dancer from New York City's Hell's Kitchen, gained a name for himself playing stylish and charismatic gangsters in films like 1932's original Scarface. Raft's own real-life connection to the New York mob added frightening authenticity to his portrayals, and his star quality coincided with the peak years of the Hollywood factory to produce a remarkable track record of successful movies. Although he was highly regarded during his lifetime as a performer, his reputation as an actor suffered a steep decline after his death. This definitive study of all of Raft's films offers intimate insight into all of his productions, including casts, characters, technical credits, and story synopses, and dispels a number of myths surrounding his legendary career.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786466467
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm


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"highly recommended"--Examiner.com.
"George Raft's low-key understated performances and erratic screen career has kept him from getting the same attention as his movie tough guy contemporaries like James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Edward G. Robinson...looks at this fascinating actor's screen career film-by-film in great detail, helping the reader to more fully understand Raft's impact...highly recommended"--Examiner.com; "thunderingly well researched...a fascinating read"--The Black Bird Club Members' Newsletter; "well-known for his many roles as a gangster"--Reference & Research Book News.

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