George Raft, playing himself, recalls his days on Broadway, where he acquired a reputation as a great dancer--and also one as a brawler, a ladies man and an associate of some of the city's most notorious gangsters.

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George Raft, hoofer at the Paradise Club, shares his ambitions with his dancing partner, Billie Moore. She is also the quarry of Stave Crandall, a big-shot racketeer and bootlegger. When Steve bumps of "Scar" Edwards, from whom he has hijacked four truckloads of, the Paradise, where the shooting occurred, becomes the focal point of interest of Police Detective Dan McCorn. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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8 May 1942 (USA)  »

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Broadway efter midnatt  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 30, 1942 with George Raft reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact that the bulk of the story is taking place in the 1920s, all the women's hairstyles and fashions are strictly in the contemporary 1942 style. See more »

Quotes

George Raft: The biggest hicks in the world came from where I gew up.
Mack 'Killer' Gray: What are you talking about? Where?
George Raft: Broadway.
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Three O'Clock in the Morning
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Music by Julián Robledo
Lyrics by Dolly Morse
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Raft as a Hoofer
30 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting film as it starred George Raft as George Raft, reminiscing on the good old days of the 1920s when he was trying to become famous as a hoofer at a nightclub. Flashback to a time when Raft flailed around like a knock-off James Cagney amid a group of girls who look suspiciously more like 1940s pin-up girls than 1920s flappers. Broadway has plenty of action and a great cast, although it is relatively predictable and Raft's last line leaves us with a pressing, unanswered question.

See it for Raft in an unusual role. I caught a screening at Cinevent in 2012. Broadway is definitely entertaining and worth searching out.


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