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Race Street (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 22 June 1948 (USA)
In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection racket syndicate, his bookie friend Dan Gannin and police lieutenant Barney Runson investigate.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Maurice Davis (story), Martin Rackin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Raft ... Daniel J. 'Dan' Gannin
William Bendix ... Lt. Barney Runson
Marilyn Maxwell ... Robbie Lawrence
Frank Faylen ... Phil Dickson
Harry Morgan ... Hal Towers (as Henry Morgan)
Gale Robbins ... Elaine Gannin
Cully Richards Cully Richards ... Mike Hadley
Mack Gray ... Stringy
Russell Hicks ... Easy Mason
Tom Keene ... Al (as Richard Powers)
William Forrest ... Nick Walters
James Nolan ... Herbie (as Jim Nolan)
George Turner ... Dixie
Richard Benedict ... Sam
Dean White Dean White ... Big Jack
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackpot See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene Dan Gannin crossing Post Street and entering Hal Tower's men's store. This was in the Fitzhugh Building. This was a 10-story "Italian Palazzo" style building built in 1923 for medical offices. It was a registered national landmark, but though over 50,000 signatures were gathered to save it, it was torn down in 1980 for the new Sak's Fifth Avenue store. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Love That Boy
(uncredited)
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics Don Raye
Performed by Gale Robbins and Cully Richards
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Don't Put Mu ch Money On This One
5 June 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee 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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