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The Rat Race -- A comedy-drama about a dancer living in New York and a would-be musician who platonically share an apartment and eventually fall in love as they struggle to make it in the New York "rat race."

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Director:
Writers:
Garson Kanin (screenplay)
Garson Kanin (play)
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Release Date:
10 July 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
CAUGHT...in the wild, frantic, furious...rat race!
Plot:
Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Don Rickles stole the show See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Curtis ... Pete Hammond Jr.

Debbie Reynolds ... Peggy Brown
Jack Oakie ... Mac, Owner of Macs Bar
Kay Medford ... Mrs. 'Soda' Gallo, Landlady

Don Rickles ... Nellie
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Edie Kerry
Hal K. Dawson ... Bo Kerry

Norman Fell ... Telephone Repairman
Lisa Drake ... Toni
Joe Bushkin ... Frankie J, Bandleader

Sam Butera ... Carl 'Tip', Member of The Red Peppers
Gerry Mulligan ... Gerry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Adams ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Elmer Bernstein ... Member of The Red Peppers (uncredited)
Wally Cassell ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark ... Musician (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
Jacques Gallo ... French Sailor (uncredited)
Stanley Greene ... New York Bus Terminal Baggage Handler (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
Richard Keene ... Eddie (uncredited)
Bob Kenaston ... Trumpet Player, Member of Red Peppers (uncredited)
Donald Lamont ... Norm (uncredited)
David Landfield ... Tod (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ... Janitor (uncredited)
Louis Lettieri ... Boy (uncredited)
Jack McClure ... Mickey (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell ... Good Humor Man (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Street Vendor (uncredited)
Mark Russell ... Sailor (uncredited)
Joseph Sullivan ... Marcus Karp (uncredited)
Joseph Terry ... Customer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Dance Hall Extra (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Tip, Member of The Red Peppers (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
 
Writing credits
Garson Kanin (screenplay)

Garson Kanin (play)

John Michael Hayes  uncredited

Produced by
Gordon Cornell Layne .... associate producer
William Perlberg .... producer
George Seaton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Burks (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
 
Art Direction by
Tambi Larsen 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Frank R. McKelvy  (as Frank McKelvy)
Maurice Goodman (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Hedy Mjorud .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Harry Caplan .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Robert R. Snody .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Caffey .... assistant director
Dale Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Angelo Laiacona .... first assistant director: New York (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vern Bain .... props (uncredited)
Carl Coleman .... props (uncredited)
Dick Webb .... prop shop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
A.H. Barnett .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bill Clark .... boom operator (uncredited)
Henry Keener .... sound cable (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gene Liggett .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Nostri .... grip (uncredited)
Loren Nutten .... best boy (uncredited)
G.E. Richardson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Leonard J. South .... camera operator (uncredited)
Herb Welts .... grip (uncredited)
Stanley Williams .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenita Dinneen .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Robert Magahay .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Theodore Taylor .... assistant to producers
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Milt Watt .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Garson Kanin's The Rat Race" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | West Germany:16 (original rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Saxophone solos for Tony Curtis were actually played by musicians Gerry Mulligan and Dave Pell.See more »
Quotes:
Peggy Brown:I wouldn't want to get talked into anything. Anything bad ever happened to me, it was because I got talked in.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Some Like It Hot (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
ManhattanSee more »

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Don Rickles stole the show, 13 June 2002
Author: Glenn from Middletown, Pa

Everytime I see this movie I am reminded what a fine big screen actor Don Rickles is. You tend to think of his small screen work and comedy routines as being the scope of his ability but that is not the case. Without Rickles' fine acting The Rat Race would have fell flat. In my opinion, he stole the show.

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