It Had to Happen

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It Had to Happen
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Rupert Hughes
Kathryn Scola
Howard Ellis Smith
Starring George Raft
Rosalind Russell
Leo Carrillo
Arline Judge
Alan Dinehart
Arthur Hohl
Music by Arthur Lange
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Allen McNeil
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • February 14, 1936 (1936-02-14)
Running time
79 mins
Country United States
Language English

It Had to Happen is a 1936 film starring George Raft and Rosalind Russell. The movie was written by Kathryn Scola, and Howard Ellis Smith, and directed by Roy Del Ruth. It is based on the 1909 short story "Canavan, the Man Who Had His Way" by Rupert Hughes.



The film was a box office hit.[1]


  1. ^ Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 68-69

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