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The Racket

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1951
  • John Cromwell
  • 88 mins
  • PG

Summary

Crime drama starring Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott and Robert Ryan. When a determined police captain investigates a gang leader's syndicate, he discovers corruption in high places.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this tough crime drama, Robert Mitchum plays an honest but hard-boiled cop who goes up against a gangster (Robert Ryan) who has leading politicians in his pocket. Despite being made by RKO for peanuts, the film has some decent action scenes and car chases, and co-directors John Cromwell and Nicholas Ray lace the rather hackneyed story with a welcome dash of political cynicism. RKO was owned at the time by Howard Hughes and this is a remake of a 1928 film that Hughes produced.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain McQuiggRobert Mitchum
IreneLizabeth Scott
Nick ScanlonRobert Ryan
JohnsonWilliam Talman
WelchRay Collins
Mary McQuiggJoyce MacKenzie
AmesRobert Hutton
Lucy JohnsonVirginia Huston
TurckWilliam Conrad

Crew

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DirectorJohn Cromwell
DirectorNicholas Ray

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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