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.
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
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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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