The Racket (1951)

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Genres
Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
Runtime
1h 28min

Cast

Robert Mitchum
Captain Thomas McQuigg
Lizabeth Scott
Irene Hayes
Robert Ryan
Nick Scanlon
William Talman
Officer Bob Johnson
Ray Collins
Dist. Atty. Mortimer X. Welsh
Joyce Mackenzie
Mary McQuigg
Robert Hutton
Dave Ames ('City Press' cub reporter)
Virginia Huston
Lucy Johnson
William Conrad
Det. Sgt. Turk
Walter Sande
Precinct Sgt. Jim Delaney
Les Tremayne
Harry Craig (Crime Commission chief investigator)
Don Porter
R.G. Connolly (ward boss)
Walter Baldwin
Booking Sgt. Sullivan
Brett King
Joe Scanlon
Richard Karlan
Breeze Enright
Tito Vuolo
Tony, Nick's Barber

Synopsis

Mobster Nick Scanlon (Ryan) has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQueeg (Mitchum), who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch (Collins), and a police detective, Turck (Conrad), are crooked and make McQueeg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.

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