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The Best George Raft Movies

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List of the best George Raft movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. George Raft's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top George Raft movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated George Raft movies will be at the top of the list. George Raft has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest George Raft movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining George Raft films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best George Raft role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest George Raft performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    Stage Door Canteen

    Katharine Hepburn, Helen Hayes

    Released1943

    Directed byFrank Borzage

    Stage Door Canteen is a musical film produced by Sol Lesser Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Frank Borzage and features many cameo appearances by celebrities. The...  more
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    Follow the Boys

    Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore

    Released1944

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    Follow the Boys, also known as Three Cheers for the Boys, is a musical film made by Universal Pictures as an all-star cast morale booster to entertain the troops abroad and the civilians at home. The...  more
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    Christmas Eve

    Randolph Scott, George Raft

    Released1947

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Christmas Eve is a 1947 United Artists comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin. The movie is based on the story by Richard H. Landau and stars George Raft, George Brent and Randolph Scott. It was...  more
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    Each Dawn I Die

    James Cagney, George Raft

    Released1939

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    Each Dawn I Die is a 1939 gangster film featuring James Cagney and George Raft in their only movie together as leads, although Raft had made an unbilled appearance in a 1932 Cagney vehicle called...  more
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    Whistle Stop

    Ava Gardner, George Raft

    Released1946

    Directed byLéonide Moguy

    Whistle Stop is a 1946 black and white crime film noir directed by Léonide Moguy and featuring starring George Raft and Ava Gardner. The screenplay is written by Philip Yordan, and based on a novel...  more
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    They Drive by Night

    Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

    Released1940

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    They Drive by Night is a 1940 black-and-white film noir starring George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart, and directed by Raoul Walsh. The picture involves a pair of embattled...  more
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    Rumba

    Carole Lombard, Ann Sheridan

    Released1935

    Directed byMarion Gering

    Rumba is a 1935 musical drama film starring George Raft as a Cuban dancer and Carole Lombard as a Manhattan socialite. The movie was directed by Marion Gering and is considered an unsuccessful...  more
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    Love Is a Racket

    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

    Released1932

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Love Is a Racket is a romantic comedy drama 1932 film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Ann Dvorak. The movie was written by Courtney Terrett from the novel by Rian James, and directed by William...  more
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    Every Night at Eight

    Alice Faye, George Raft

    Released1935

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Every Night at Eight is a 1935 American comedy musical film starring George Raft and Alice Faye and made by Walter Wanger Productions Inc. and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Raoul Walsh and...  more
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    Pick-Up

    Sylvia Sidney, George Raft

    Released1933

    Directed byMarion Gering

    Pick-Up is a 1933 crime film starring Sylvia Sidney and George Raft. The movie was directed by Marion Gering....  more
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    Bolero

    Carole Lombard, Ray Milland

    Released1934

    Directed byWesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen

    Bolero is a musical drama film starring George Raft and Carole Lombard, and directed by Wesley Ruggles. The movie was a rare chance for Raft to star and to play a dancer, which had been his...  more
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    Mr. Ace

    George Raft, Sara Haden

    Released1946

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Mr. Ace is a 1946 American film about a society woman who taps a gangster for his political support as she runs for Congress. The movie was written by Fred F. Finkelhoffe and directed by Edwin L....  more
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    Some Like It Hot

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon

    Released1959

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in order...  more

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    Scarface

    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff

    Released1932

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Richard Rosson

    Scarface is a 1932 American film starring Paul Muni, produced by Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks, directed by Hawks and Richard Rosson, and based on Armitage Trail's 1929 novel of the same name, which...  more

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    Night After Night

    Mae West, George Raft

    Released1932

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    Night After Night is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film starring George Raft, Constance Cummings, and Mae West in her first movie role. Others in the cast include Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth,...  more
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    Stolen Harmony

    George Raft, Ben Bernie

    Released1935

    Directed byAlfred L. Werker

    Stolen Harmony is an American feature film about a saxophone-player/dancer who joins a Big Band upon his release from jail. The movie climaxes with an exciting car chase and was directed by Alfred L....  more
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    Invisible Stripes

    Humphrey Bogart, William Holden

    Released1939

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Invisible Stripes is a 1939 Warner Bros. crime film starring George Raft as a gangster unable to go straight after returning home from prison. The movie was directed by Lloyd Bacon and also features...  more
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    I Stole a Million

    Claire Trevor, George Raft

    Released1939

    Directed byFrank Tuttle

    I Stole a Million is a crime drama film starring George Raft as a cab driver and small-time crook who makes a big score and lives to regret it. The supporting cast includes Claire Trevor, Dick Foran,...  more
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    Madame Racketeer

    George Raft, Alison Skipworth

    Released1932

    Directed byAlexander Hall

    Madame Racketeer is a 1932 film featuring Alison Skipworth, Richard Bennett, and George Raft. The movie was directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble and Alexander Hall....  more
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    The Upper Hand

    Jean Gabin, George Raft

    Released1966

    Directed byDenys de La Patellière

    The Upper Hand is a 1966 French thriller film starring Jean Gabin, George Raft and Gert Frobe....  more
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    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1956

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The epic...  more

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    Midnight Club

    George Raft, Alan Mowbray

    Released1933

    Directed byAlexander Hall, George Somnes

    Midnight Club is a 1933 crime film about a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent. The movie was directed by Alexander Hall and George Somnes. This film is not related to the...  more
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    The Glass Key

    Veronica Lake, Ray Milland

    Released1935

    Directed byFrank Tuttle

    The Glass Key, released in 1935, is the first of two film adaptations of the suspense novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars George Raft, featuring Edward Arnold and Claire Dodd, and...  more
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    Skidoo

    Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing

    Released1968

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968. ...  more
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    The Lady's from Kentucky

    George Raft, ZaSu Pitts

    Released1939

    Directed byAlexander Hall

    The Lady's from Kentucky is a 1939 film starring George Raft and Ellen Drew. The movie was written by Malcolm Stuart Boylan from a story by Rowland Brown, and was directed by Alexander Hall. The...  more