Johnny Allegro

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Johnny Allegro
Johnny Allegro poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ted Tetzlaff
Produced by Irving Starr
Written by Guy Endore
Karen DeWolf
James Edward Grant
Starring George Raft
Music by George Duning
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by Jerome Thoms
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 26, 1949 (1949-05-26)
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language English

Johnny Allegro is a black and white 1949 American film noir, starring George Raft, Nina Foch, Will Geer, and George Macready. An ex-gangster (Raft) working as a federal agent runs afoul of a crime lord (Macready) who enjoys hunting humans for sport. The picture was directed by Ted Tetzlaff and produced by Columbia Pictures.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Johnny Allegro (George Raft) is a former mobster who has gone over to the other side and now works for the U.S. Treasury Department as an undercover agent. Allegro is asked to help get the goods on Morgan Vallin (George MacReady), a polished counterfeiter who is involved in a right-wing plot to bring down the American government by flooding the U.S. economy with bogus currency.[2]



  1. ^ Everett Aaker. The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013, pg 138.
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