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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best George Raft movies?" and "What are the greatest George Raft roles of all time?"

George Raft worked with many famous directors, including big names like Fritz Lang and Billy Wilder.

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James Cagney, George Raft, Maxie Rosenbloom 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 ...more

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George Raft, Alan Mowbray, Clive Brook 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 ...more

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Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni Scarface is a 1932 American gangster 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 ...more

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Veronica Lake, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd The Glass Key is the first of two film adaptations of the classic suspense novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett. The film was released in 1935 starring George Raft, featuring Edward Arnold ...more

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Randolph Scott, George Raft, George Brent 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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Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino 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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George Raft, Nancy Carroll Under Cover Man is a crime film starring George Raft and Nancy Carroll, and directed by James Flood. The movie was Raft's first or second leading role, along with Night After Night, released the ...more

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Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis 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 ...more

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Marlene Dietrich, Edward G. Robinson, George Raft Manpower is a 1941 film drama directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich and George Raft. The picture was written by Richard Macauley and Jerry Wald, and the ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Ethel Merman 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. ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, George Raft 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 ...more

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Carole Lombard, Ray Milland, George Raft 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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Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, John Barrymore Spawn of the North is a 1938 film about rival fishermen in Alaska starring George Raft and featuring Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, and John Barrymore. The movie was directed by Henry Hathaway.

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Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper The Bowery is a 1933 historical film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the start of the 20th century directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Wallace Beery and George Raft.

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

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Claire Trevor, George Raft, Hoagy Carmichael Johnny Angel is a 1945 film noir directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Frank Gruber and Steve Fisher from the novel Mr. Angel Comes Aboard by Charles Gordon Booth. The movie stars George ...more

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Joan Bennett, George Raft, Billie Burke She Couldn't Take It is a 1935 comedy film made at Columbia Pictures, directed by Tay Garnett, written by C. Graham Baker, Gene Towne and Oliver H.P. Garrett, and starring George Raft and Joan ...more

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George Raft, Lynn Bari, Joseph Pevney Nocturne is a 1946 black-and-white film noir starring George Raft and Lynn Bari. The film was produced by longtime Alfred Hitchcock associate Joan Harrison, scripted by Jonathan Latimer, and ...more

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Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields If I Had a Million is a Pre-Code Paramount Studios anthology film. There were seven directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Taurog, Stephen Roberts, Norman Z. McLeod, James Cruze, William A. Seiter, ...more

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Janet Leigh, Anne Francis, Robert Taylor Rogue Cop is a 1954 film noir directed by Roy Rowland, based on the novel by William P. McGivern, and starring Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, and George Raft.

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Carole Lombard, Ann Sheridan, George Raft 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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Alice Faye, George Raft, Frances Langford 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 ...more

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Joan Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, George Raft The House Across the Bay is a 1940 film directed by Archie Mayo, produced by Walter Wanger, written by Myles Connolly and Kathryn Scola, and released by United Artists. The picture involves a ...more

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George Raft, Broderick Crawford, Pat O'Brien Broadway is a 1942 film about Broadway theatre with George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Gwynne, and S.Z. Sakall. Raft plays himself, recalling an ...more

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George Raft, ZaSu Pitts, Ellen Drew 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

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Ida Lupino, George Raft, Dolores Costello Yours for the Asking is a 1936 film starring George Raft as a casino owner and Dolores Costello as the socialite he hires as hostess. The movie also features Ida Lupino and was directed by ...more

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Peter Lorre, George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet Background to Danger is a 1943 World War II spy film starring George Raft and featuring Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre. Based on the novel of the same title by Eric Ambler ...more

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Intrigue George Raft Intrigue is a 1947 film directed by Edwin L. Marin.

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

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Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo Red Light is a 1949 film noir, directed and produced by Roy Del Ruth, starring George Raft and Virginia Mayo, and based on the story "This Guy Gideon" by Don "Red" Barry, ...more

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Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Harry Carey You and Me is a 1938 American film directed by Fritz Lang. Sylvia Sidney and George Raft play a pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases; Harry Carey's ...more

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George Raft, Alison Skipworth, Richard Bennett 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.

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Gary Cooper, George Raft, Robert Cummings Souls at Sea is a 1937 American adventure film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Gary Cooper, George Raft, and Frances Dee. Based on a story by Ted Lesser, the film is about a first mate ...more

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Rosalind Russell, George Raft, Leo Carrillo It Had to Happen is a 1936 film starring George Raft and Rosalind Russell. The movie was written by Rupert Hughes, Kathryn Scola, and Howard Ellis Smith, and directed by Roy Del Ruth.

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Boris Karloff, George Raft, Lew Ayres Night World is a pre-Code drama film featuring Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, and Boris Karloff. The supporting cast includes Hedda Hopper and George Raft.

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Ava Gardner, George Raft, Victor McLaglen 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 ...more

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Joan Bennett, George Raft, Vivian Blaine Nob Hill is a 1945 technicolor film about a Barbary Coast saloon keeper starring George Raft and Joan Bennett. Part musical and part drama, the movie was directed by Henry Hathaway.

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George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien A Dangerous Profession is a 1949 American film noir directed by Ted Tetzlaff, written by Warren Duff and Martin Rackin, and starring George Raft, Ella Raines, and Pat O'Brien. The supporting ...more

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Claire Trevor, George Raft, Victor Jory 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 ...more

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Jean Gabin, George Raft, Gert Fröbe The Upper Hand is a 1966 French thriller film starring Jean Gabin, George Raft and Gert Frobe.

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Harry Morgan, George Raft, William Bendix Race Street is a 1948 American crime film noir directed by Edwin L. Marin. The drama features George Raft, William Bendix and Marilyn Maxwell.

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Spencer Tracy, George Raft, Leon Ames Quick Millions is a 1931 Pre-Code crime film directed by Rowland Brown. The film involves a truck driver and the wealthy woman that he covets, and also features George Raft and Leon Ames in ...more

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Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Billy Barty Goldie is a 1931 black-and-white romantic comedy film. The script was written by Paul Perez and Gene Towne, and directed by Benjamin Stoloff. It was made before the Hays Code was rigidly ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich 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 ...more

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George Raft, Ben Bernie 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 ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith 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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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., George Raft 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 ...more

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George Raft, Miriam Hopkins, Jack Oakie Dancers in the Dark is a 1932 film about a taxi dancer, a big band leader, and a gangster. The movie was written by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Brian Marlow, and Howard Emmett Rogers from the play ...more

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George Raft, Anna May Wong, Jean Parker Limehouse Blues is a 1934 crime film set in London's Chinese district and starring George Raft and Anna May Wong. The film is named after the song "Limehouse Blues." The movie was ...more

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George Raft, Sara Haden, Stanley Ridges 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 ...more