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Theodore von Eltz
This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing partner named Helen. (The highlight of the film is a dance performed atop a circular stage to a truncated version of Ravel's "Bolero.") Written by
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Before starting in films, George Raft was a taxi dancer in New York, dancing with women at clubs for the proverbial "ten cents a dance". He was adept at all kinds of dance steps, including Spanish-style, which made his role in this film perfect for him. BTW, one of his fellow dancers was a young Italian immigrant named Rudolph Valentino. See more »
I'm tired of dancing with you while you screw your face out of shape for the benefit of every dame, while I go home with an old relic because I can't afford to go home without him.
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In "Bolero," George Raft is in the limelight as part of a dancing duo. This is his passion and his life. But it all comes to a head when his partner wants more. She's the jealous type anyway. Any attention he gives to another woman, she flies off the handle. She's temperamental and fiery. Enter Carole Lombard. When his partner gives him more grief than she's worth, he drops her and takes Carole as his partner and eventual love interest. This early drama is helped by the stars' chemistry, as they make a very intense and sensual couple. But his fame and prosperity are hampered by his health and by his ex-partner's jealousies. This is a very good yet not very well-known film. In my experience, I have noticed an attribute of some of the early 1930s films: they had very abrupt endings. In some cases, they didn't know exactly how or when to end well, and others ended on the pinnacle of drama, when there was nothing further to elaborate on, where less is more. "Bolero" is one of those. And, that dramatic ending is what gives this film another plus. Discover "Bolero" today, if you can and see Raft and Lombard in action.
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