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The Rat Race ()


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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.

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Pete Hammond Jr.
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Peggy Brown
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Mac, Owner of Macs Bar
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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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Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Member of the Red Peppers (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark ...
Musician (uncredited)
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Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
Jacques Gallo ...
French Sailor (uncredited)
Stanley Greene ...
New York Bus Terminal Baggage Handler (uncredited)
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Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
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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)
Tipp McClure ...
Mickey (uncredited)
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Good Humor Man (uncredited)
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Street Vendor (uncredited)
Mark Russell ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Joseph Sullivan ...
Marcus Karp (uncredited)
Joseph Terry ...
Customer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Dance Hall Extra (uncredited)
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Tip, Member of The Red Peppers (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Mulligan

Written by

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Garson Kanin ... (screenplay)
 
Garson Kanin ... (play)
 
John Michael Hayes ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Gordon Cornell Layne ... associate producer
William Perlberg ... producer
George Seaton ... producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Robert Burks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Alma Macrorie

Art Direction by

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Tambi Larsen
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by

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Sam Comer
Frank R. McKelvy ... (as Frank McKelvy)
Maurice Goodman ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Edith Head

Makeup Department

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Nellie Manley ... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Hedy Mjorud ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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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

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Richard Caffey ... assistant director
Dale Coleman ... assistant director (uncredited)
Angelo Laiacona ... first assistant director: New York (uncredited)

Art Department

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Vern Bain ... props (uncredited)
Carl Coleman ... props (uncredited)
Dick Webb ... prop shop (uncredited)

Sound Department

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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)

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Glenita Dinneen ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Robert Magahay ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Israel Baker ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Elmer Bernstein ... conductor (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark ... musician: clarinet, saxophone (uncredited)
Herman Clebanoff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Don Fagerquist ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Don A. Ferris ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Justin Gordon ... musician: clarinet, saxophone (uncredited)
Conrad Gozzo ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Pete Jolly ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Nathan Kaproff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Barney Kessel ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Mel Lewis ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Ted Nash ... musician: clarinet, saxophone (uncredited)
Dave Pell ... musician: clarinet, saxophone (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Gale Robinson ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alvin Stoller ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Raymond Turner ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Van Cleave ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Richard Mueller ... technicolor color consultant
Theodore Taylor ... assistant to producers
Kathleen Fagan ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Milt Watt ... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines CAUGHT...in the wild, frantic, furious...rat race! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Garson Kanin's The Rat Race (United States)
  • Les pièges de Broadway (France)
  • Perdidos en la gran ciudad (Spain)
  • Amansiz mücadele (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • La taberna de las ilusiones (Uruguay)
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  • 105 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Elmer Bernstein, the film's composer, has an unaccredited roles as a member of a jazz band called The Red Peppers. Bernstein is the man in the red shirt who wears sunglasses. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007). See more »
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Quotes Mac, Owner of Macs Bar: Ah don't sweat honey, perfectly normal. Half the world is looking for the other half, did you ever notice it? Just consider, buyers and sellers trying to meet up, and visa versa. Crooks lookin' for suckers, boys for girls. Tops for bottoms and bottoms for tops, very interesting - no end. Jobs lookin' for people, people lookin' for jobs... or for trouble. Ah no hon, it's nothin' to be ashamed of.
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