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The Racket

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Original title
The Racket
Year
Running time
88 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Wister Haines, W. R. Burnett (Play: Bartlett Cormack)
Music
Paul Sawtell
Cinematography
George E. Diskant (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
Film noir | Cop Movies. Mafia. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things the old-fashioned way instead of using the syndicate's more genteel methods. The second problem is McQuigg, the only honest police captain on the force, and his loyal patrolman, Johnson. Together, they take on the violent Nick and try to foil the syndicate's plans to elect Welch, the crooked prosecutor running for a crooked judgeship.
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