Rumba (1935 film)

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Rumba FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Marion Gering
Produced by William Le Baron
Written by Guy Endore (story)
Howard J. Green
Starring George Raft
Carole Lombard
Gail Patrick
Music by Francois B. de Valdes
Cinematography Ted Tetzlaff
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 8, 1935 (1935-02-08)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rumba is a 1935 musical drama film starring George Raft as a Cuban dancer and Carole Lombard as a Manhattan socialite. The movie was directed by Marion Gering and is considered an unsuccessful follow-up to Raft and Lombard's smash hit Bolero the previous year.


Famed dance team, Veloz and Yolanda were uncredited choreographers for this film, while the signature rumba danced near the end by Raft and Lombard seems to be a simplified variation of rumba performed by Veloz and Yolanda themselves the year before in another Paramount film starring George Burns and Gracie Allen, "Many Happy Returns."



The film was a box office flop.[1]


  1. ^ Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 55

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