The Racket (1928)


An honest police captain named McQuigg becomes a tough rival to a powerful bootlegger named Scarsi, even though McQuigg’s pinches never stick because Scarsi and his organization control the corrupt politicians and judges. When Scarsi can’t scare McQuigg off, he gets him transferred to a quiet police precinct in the suburbs, but McQuigg continues their war of words via a pair of wisecracking newspaper reporters.

Director: Lewis Milestone.
Stars: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, G. Pat Collins, Henry Sedley, George E. Stone, Sam De Grasse, Richard ‘Skeets’ Gallagher, Lee Moran, John Darrow, Lucien Prival, Dan Wolheim.

1929 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Production.


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  1. Robyn
    March 25, 2019

    Thanks for posting this. I’ve been looking all over for this film.

  2. September 11, 2023

    15:31 Look!…. Thats a rare “Hush A Phone” cover surrounding the mouthpiece of that telephone… Just sayin.

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