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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Pete Hammond Jr.
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Peggy Brown
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Mac, Owner of Macs Bar
Kay Medford ...
Mrs. 'Soda' Gallo, Landlady
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Nellie
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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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CAUGHT...in the wild, frantic, furious...rat race!

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10 July 1960 (USA)  »

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This the next-to-last feature film appearance of veteran character actor Jack Oakie, who plays Mac, the owner of Mac's Bar. Oakie's last film appearance was in the Doris Day / Rock Hudson comedy "Lover Come Back" in 1961, one year after The Rat Race. Oakie went on to make TV appearances until 1966. He passed away on January 23, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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Mac, Owner of Macs Bar: You wanna' hear a saying? "Everybody needs somebody else, who can make them feel ashamed of themselves." My grandmother used to say that. Only in Gaelic.
Peggy Brown: You know what my grandmother used to say?
Mac, Owner of Macs Bar: What?
Peggy Brown: "Your grandmother's got a big mouth." Only in French.
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References The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »

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It Could Happen to You
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Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
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Great 1960 Film
18 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Curtis, (Pete Hammond Jr.) plays the role as a musician who plays a saxophone, clarinet and flute and he leaves Milwaukee, Wisconsin and heads to New York City to start out on his career. Pete has a hard time trying to find a cheap place to live and winds up sharing an apartment with a girl named Peggy Brown, (Debbie Reynolds) who is a dancer and singer and has lived in New York for a few years and is having a hard time trying to find a job doing what she likes. Peggy does work in a dance hall where men buy tickets for every dance and the establishment is owned by Don Rickles who is a very shady character who has a great interest in Peggy and has loaned her $600.00 and begins to want her to repay him in more ways than one. This is a great film because Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds and Don Rickles played very dramatic roles and they all gave outstanding performances. Veteran actor Jack Oakie, (Mac, Owner of Macs Bar) gave a great supporting role and also some comedy. If you have not seen this film, you are missing a great 1960 Classic, so keep an eye out for this film on TV. Enjoy.


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