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The George Raft Story
AKA Spin of a Coin
Directed by Joseph M. Newman
Starring Ray Danton
Jayne Mansfield
Julie London
Barrie Chase
Music by Jeff Alexander
Cinematography Carl E. Guthrie
Editing by George White
Distributed by Allied Artists released = 1961
Running time 106 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Preceded by Broadway

The George Raft Story is a somewhat fictionalized 1961 movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft. Ray Danton portrays Raft and the film was directed by Joseph M. Newman. The picture was retitled Spin of a Coin for release in the United Kingdom, a reference to Raft's character's famous nickel-flipping in Scarface, the film that launched Raft's career as a major gangster actor.

Neville Brand appears briefly as Al Capone, recreating his role from the 1959 television series The Untouchables.

George Raft had played himself almost two decades earlier in a markedly different biographical movie about his early days as a dancer reluctantly involved with gangsters entitled Broadway.


Ray Danton ... George Raft
Jayne Mansfield ... Lisa Lang
Julie London ... Sheila
Barrie Chase ... June
Frank Gorshin ... Moxie
Barbara Nichols ... Texas
Brad Dexter ... Benny
Robert Strauss ... Frenchie
Herschel Bernardi ... Sam
Margo Moore ... Ruth
Neville Brand ... Al Capone

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