It Had to Happen is a 1936 film starring George Raft and Rosalind Russell. The movie was written by Rupert Hughes, Kathryn Scola, and Howard Ellis Smith, and directed by Roy Del Ruth.


An Italian immigrant becomes a big-city political boss and falls in love with a banker's wife.


  • George Raft as Enrico Scaffa
  • Rosalind Russell as Beatrice Nunes
  • Leo Carrillo as Giuseppe
  • Arline Judge as Miss Sullivan
  • Alan Dinehart as Rodman Dreke
  • Arthur Hohl as John Pelkey
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