Do you like George Raft Movies? Anybody out there old enough to even know who he was?
Well, anyway, today you can check out my Cinema Retro Review of “Johnny Angel,” one of Raft’s better films.
I really enjoyed your review. It’s not often a reviewer mentions other films in passing and I have seen every one, while agreeing with his review 100%.
I too enjoy Raft the actor, that he was good in his niche, like John Wayne.
Maybe Raft and Wayne couldn’t do Hamlet, but could you imagine Lawrence Olivier
in True Grit, reins in his mouth, a .44 pistol in one hand and a rifle in the other charging across a field yelling “fill your hand you son of a bitch”?
Buddy Hacket said Raft is also the answer to the age old Hollywood question about a certain competition between Milton Berle, Forrest “the Anaconda” Tucker and
Maybe you can address that in a future column. Hmmm, maybe not.
Mike, I know the Milton Berle story and your’re right. Probably better left unaddressed. Thanks for the kind words.
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