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The Racket

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Original title
The Racket
Year
Running time
84 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Bartlett Cormack (Play: Bartlett Cormack)
Music
Robert Israel
Cinematography
Tony Gaudio (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Picture / The Caddo Company
Genre
Film noir. Mystery | Crime. Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Captain McQuigg (Thomas Meighan), an honest Irish cop in Chicago, is targeted by a gunsel under the direction of bootlegger Nick Scarsi, but the gunman deliberately misses and Scarsi informs McQuiqq that it will behoove him to get along with him. McQuigg, rebuffing the crime boss, informs him that he hasn't yet had the chance to draw his own gun. Despite the brazen activities of his criminal empire and multiple murders committed by Nick and his gang, McQuigg can't bring Scarsi to justice due to political corruption. Whenever McQuigg puts Scarsi or one of his henchmen in jail, a lawyer is ready to gain their immediate release after a call to "The Old Man," the force behind "The Organization" running Chicago. It is enough to make McQuigg disgusted with The Law.
Awards
1927: Nominated for Oscar: Best Movie
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