George Raft : The Films

George Raft : The Films

By Everett Aaker

 

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. Highly regarded during his lifetime as a performer, his reputation as an actor suffered a steep decline after his death. This definitive study, George Raft : The Films, 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.

    • Format : Paperback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : McFarland and Company
    • ISBN : 978-07864-66467
    • Copyright : 2013
$45.00Price