The Rat Race Poster

Release Date: 1960

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Pete Hammond Jr. (Tony Curtis) is a friendly saxophonist who leaves his life in Milwaukee to try and hit it big in New York City. When Pete arrives, he finds that music gigs are hard to come by, and he is forced to live in a dilapidated single-room apartment. He soon meets Peggy Brown (Debbie Reynolds), a talented performer who makes a living as a model and dancer. When Peggy is unable to pay her rent, she reluctantly accepts an offer from Pete to share his apartment.

Cast: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford, Don Rickles, Joe Bushkin, Sam Butera, Gerry Mulligan

Director: Robert Mulligan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Endearing, Pursuit, Sacrifice, Bar, Love, New York City, Lighthearted, 1960s