Race Street (1948)

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In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection racket syndicate, his bookie friend Dan Gannin and police lieutenant Barney Runson investigate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Maxwell ...
Robbie Lawrence
Phil Dickson
Hal Towers (as Henry Morgan)
Gale Robbins ...
Elaine Gannin
Cully Richards ...
Mike Hadley
Russell Hicks ...
Easy Mason
Al (as Richard Powers)
William Forrest ...
Nick Walters
James Nolan ...
Herbie (as Jim Nolan)
Richard Benedict ...
Dean White ...
Big Jack


Nice-guy bookie Dan Gannin plans to quit the racket; he's opening a new night club with his torch-singing sister as main attraction. But Dan's best friend Hal runs afoul of "protection" crooks, and Dan goes after them like a one-man police force despite the admonishments of Lt. Barney Runson. But there's one thing Dan didn't bargain on... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Raft at his roughest tangles with a dame at her deadliest! See more »


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Release Date:

11 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jackpot  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The last of four films made by George Raft for RKO. See more »


When the 2 hoods grab Hal(Morgan) at his front door, the hood who took his gun has a semi-auto in his hand. In the next scene, different angle, he has a revolver in has hand. When it switches back to the original angle, he again has the semi-auto pistol in his hand. See more »


I Saw You First
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Sung and danced by Gale Robbins and Cully Richards
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Don't Put Mu ch Money On This One
5 June 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

George Raft is said to have turned down more than one role that ended up making someone else's career. Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon," for example. Yet the movies he did choose are for the most part flat and predictable.

I like him as a tough guy. He does it well. "Race Street" is strictly routine. He won't pay protection money, with predictable results.

Harry Morgan is excellent in a fairly small role. William Bendix, who always turned in a fine performance, is very good as a cop. And Marilyn Maxwell is the femme fatale.

She's OK. But her performance is unexciting. We neither hate her nor feel sorry for her. Maxwell essentially executes a plot contrivance.

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