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The Racket (1928)

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Starring (View all)
Thomas Meighan Thomas Meighan
Captain James McQuigg
Louis Wolheim Louis Wolheim
Nick Scarsi
Marie Prevost Marie Prevost
Helen Hayes
G. Pat Collins G. Pat Collins
Patrolman Johnson
Henry Sedley Henry Sedley
Spike
George E. Stone George E. Stone
Joe Scarsi
Sam De Grasse Sam De Grasse
District Attorney Welch


Written by
Del Andrews Del Andrews
(scenario)


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In defiance of a warning, a bootleg gang transports liquor and is stopped by the police. Through the intervention of a powerful politician who wants the votes controlled by the gang, Nick Scarsi, the leader, is freed. Later, Scarsi is caught murdering a patrolman. McQuigg, a police captain with a long-standing grudge against Scarsi, captures him and kills him when he tries to escape.
Release date: 1 November 1928
Tags: Crime (3), Film Noir (3), Gangster (3), 1928 (3), Silent (3), Drunkenness (2), Election (2), Reporter (2), Accident (2), Singer (2), Car (2), Automobile (2), Journalist (2), Chicago (2), Criminal (2), Gang (2), Bribe (2), Mob (2), Engagement (1), Killing (1)
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