Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where ...
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Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where he wins a role in the film "Scarface" and becomes famous. He lives with actress Lisa Lang (Jayne Mansfield) in a huge villa, but when his mother dies, he deserts her. His career slides downhill until he is offered a part in "Some Like it Hot" and becomes famous again. Written by
The film opens with a title card that reads "New York in the late 1920's", then proceeds to show scenes of the city with 1950's-era cars driving about and buildings that had not been built yet in the montage. See more »
I was intrigued to learn about George Raft's life so I watched it.
I Googled him while I was watching. I learned about him turning down major Warner Brother roles and thought they could have focused on that a little more. It was quite sad that for an actor who did great gangster stuff from the 30's to the 40's that his last great movie was Some Like it Hot where he played a parody of himself and that he was relegated to a greeter at a Havana casino which went down south due to Castro's overthrow of the government.
Similar to Hogan's Heroes as far as the wrong era being used for the female actors, Why were behives and long flowing hair as well as sixties style dresses and shoes used? I was so focused on that that the movie was actually distracting.
That was the only thing I got out of the movie.
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