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The Rat Race (1960)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  10 July 1960 (USA)
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Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

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Complete credited cast:
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Pete Hammond Jr.
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Peggy Brown
Jack Oakie ...
Mac, Owner of Macs Bar
Kay Medford ...
Mrs. 'Soda' Gallo, Landlady
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Nellie
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Edie Kerry
Hal K. Dawson ...
Bo Kerry
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Telephone Repairman
Lisa Drake ...
Toni
Joe Bushkin ...
Frankie J, Bandleader
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Carl 'Tip', Member of The Red Peppers
Gerry Mulligan ...
Gerry
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Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops. Written by alfiehitchie

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10 July 1960 (USA)  »

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Garson Kanin's The Rat Race  »

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Saxophone solos for Tony Curtis were actually played by musicians Gerry Mulligan and Dave Pell. See more »

Quotes

Mac, Owner of Macs Bar: Ah don't sweat honey, perfectly normal. Half the world is looking for the other half, did you ever notice it? Just consider, buyers and sellers trying to meet up, and visa versa. Crooks lookin' for suckers, boys for girls. Tops for bottoms and bottoms for tops, very interesting - no end. Jobs lookin' for people, people lookin' for jobs... or for trouble. Ah no hon, it's nothin' to be ashamed of.
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References The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »

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Out of Nowhere
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Written by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman
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Beautiful Squalor
29 December 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie about two struggling young people and the friendship and love that grows out of those struggles. You won't find any glamour in this film, but it manages to be much more beautiful than many a movie oozing pearls, silk and mahogany. All characters are interesting, likeable and well-drawn. Rickles is fantastic as an uncouth, vulgar boss, the personification of a soul destroyed. Everything is just right. As usual, it is small movies that reach the greatest heights. I once saw screenwriter Kanin and his wife Ruth Gordon on "Donahue". I'm sorry I didn't take any notes.


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