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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.


Edwin L. Marin


Martin Rackin, Maurice Davis (suggested by the story by)




Cast overview, first billed only:
George Raft ... Gannin
William Bendix ... Runson
Marilyn Maxwell ... Robbie
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
James Nolan ... Herbie (as Jim Nolan)
George Turner ... Dixie
Richard Benedict ... Sam
Dean White Dean White ... Big Jack


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 »


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir


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Dan Gannin (George Raft) drives a 1947 Cadillac convertible. See more »


Shadow of boom mic visible on store awning when Dan and Barney exit the movie theater. See more »


References The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) See more »


Love That Boy
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics Don Raye
Performed by Gale Robbins and Cully Richards
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Wm Bendix. moidah.
10 October 2020 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

From RKO, William Bendix is Barney, the cop (and narrator!). His buddy Dan Gannin is a bookie, played by George Raft. Dan's partner is Hal (Harry Morgan, from MASH) The love interest here is Marilyn Maxwell, as Robbie. Maxwell moved into television in the 1950s, but died quite young at 51, of a heart attack. it's a murder noir, and of course, the mob moves in and wants protection money, just as they are opening a club downtown. Barney is determined to lean on Dan to get to the mob. they even manage to show an RKO theater about an hour in. Gale Robbins is Dan's sister Elaine. Robbins ALSO died young at 58. Some fun scenery of san francisco... if they really did film scenes there. and Charles Lane is the desk clerk... for a time, he held the record for the most un-credited, minor, and supporting roles; lived to 102 ! Directed by Ed Marin.he made SIX films with Raft. also died young at 52. film is pretty good. your typical murder noir. in this one, they keep waiting for the bad guys to move in, but not a lot of suspense, or solving clues.

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Release Date:

22 June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackpot See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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