The Man from Cairo

January 8, 2012 at 3:37 am (6 Heads, Man from Cairo) (, , , , , )

The Man from Cairo – 1953 – England

The Man from Cairo is British noir starring George Raft whose tough sneering image competed with Humphrey Bogart’s. Raft is an intriguing fellow. Rumors claim he was illiterate and a former mobster. After his retirement, he was sentenced for tax evasion but avoided imprisonment by crying and pleading. Anecdotes aside, Raft’s influence on Hollywood’s gangster archetype is incalculable.

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