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The Racket

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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Crime Drama
Director: Lewis Milestone

In this Prohibition-era silent film, James McQuigg is an honest police captain in a city ruled by gangsters and corrupt politicians. McQuigg tries repeatedly to arrest Nick Scarsi, a bootlegging kingpin, but can't get charges to stick. After rejecting Scarsi's bribes, the incorruptible McQuigg is transferred out of town, but refuses to be intimidated. When Scarsi's younger brother is caught in a hit-and-run, McQuigg attempts to take down the criminal underworld.

Cast :

  • Thomas Meighan
  • Police Captain James McQuigg
  • Marie Prevost
  • Helen Hayes
  • Louis Wolheim
  • Nick Scarsi
  • George Stone
  • Joe Scarsi
  • John Darrow
  • Cub Reporter Ames
  • Skeets Gallagher
  • Reporter Miller
  • Lee Moran
  • Reporter Pratt
  • Lucien Prival
  • Chick
  • Tony Mario
  • Chick's Chauffeur
  • Henry Sedley
  • Spike Corcoran
  • Burr McIntosh
  • The Old Man

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