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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.

List films include Nob Hill, The Man from Cairo and many more.

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  • 1
    Stage Door Canteen
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Follow the Boys
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    8

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    Christmas Eve
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    9

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    Each Dawn I Die
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    17

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Some Like It Hot
    23
    5

    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,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    They Drive by Night
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    13

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Upper Hand
    16
    3

    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.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The Lady's from Kentucky
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    2

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Scarface
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    20

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Night World
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    4

    Night World

    Boris Karloff, George Raft

    Released1932

    Directed byHobart Henley

    Night World is a pre-Code drama film featuring Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, and Boris Karloff. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Manpower
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    7

    Manpower

    Marlene Dietrich, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1941

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Manpower is a 1941 film drama directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Quick Millions
    13
    2

    Quick Millions

    Spencer Tracy, George Raft

    Released1931

    Directed byRowland Brown

    Quick Millions is a 1931 Pre-Code crime film directed by Rowland Brown. The film involves a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    I Stole a Million
    15
    5

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Race Street
    13
    2

    Race Street

    Harry Morgan, George Raft

    Released1948

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Race Street is a 1948 American crime film noir directed by Edwin L. Marin. The drama features... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Night After Night
    17
    7

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Around the World in 80 Days
    12
    2

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Midnight Club
    12
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Skidoo
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    4

    Skidoo

    Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing

    Released1968

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Limehouse Blues
    13
    4

    Limehouse Blues

    George Raft, Anna May Wong

    Released1934

    Directed byAlexander Hall

    Limehouse Blues is a 1934 crime film set in London's Chinese district and starring George Raft... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Invisible Stripes
    15
    7

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Dancers in the Dark
    11
    2

    Dancers in the Dark

    George Raft, Miriam Hopkins

    Released1932

    Directed byDavid Burton

    Dancers in the Dark is a 1932 film about a taxi dancer, a big band leader, and a gangster. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Casino Royale
    14
    6

    Casino Royale

    Woody Allen, Ursula Andress

    Released1967

    Directed byVal Guest, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes

    Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    The Bowery
    12
    4

    The Bowery

    Lucille Ball, Fay Wray

    Released1933

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    The Bowery is a 1933 historical film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the start... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Goldie
    10
    2

    Goldie

    Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy

    Released1931

    Directed byBenjamin Stoloff

    Goldie is a 1931 black-and-white romantic comedy film. The script was written by Paul Perez... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    It Had to Happen
    8
    2

    It Had to Happen

    Rosalind Russell, George Raft

    Released1936

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    It Had to Happen is a 1936 film starring George Raft and Rosalind Russell. The movie was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button