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Love Is a Racket (1932)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  18 June 1932 (USA)
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Jimmy writes the 'Up and Down Broadway' column for the New York Globe, and he is head over heels for Mary. But Mary is more interested in her career and is looking at starring on Broadway ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Russell
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Sally Condon
Frances Dee ...
Mary Wodehouse
Lee Tracy ...
Stanley Fiske
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Eddie Shaw
Warren Hymer ...
Bernie Olds
André Luguet ...
Max Boncour (as Andre Luguet)
Cecil Cunningham ...
Hattie
Terrance Ray ...
Seeley
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Sneaky (scenes deleted)
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Jimmy writes the 'Up and Down Broadway' column for the New York Globe, and he is head over heels for Mary. But Mary is more interested in her career and is looking at starring on Broadway with the help of Boncour. However, there is a problem with the rubber checks that she has written. When Jimmy tries to see if they will be held until she can pay them, he finds that they were paid in full by Shaw and now he wants Mary to show her appreciation. But no one except Shaw wants Shaw involved with Mary and it could mean trouble for everyone. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Alternate-language version of L'athlète incomplet (1932) See more »

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In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by John Siras and Jack Little
Played on a radio in Eddie Shaw's apartment
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Just misses being a pre-Code classic
31 October 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a highly entertaining film that just misses being a pre-Code era classic. Doug Jr. is a Broadway columnist and Tracy his sidekick in this comedy-melodrama told in Wellman's odd straight-ahead style. Doug's a winning hero, and Frances Dee perfect as a truly sexy, selfish bitch who could string anyone along. Warren Hymer is better than usual as a doofus who's nonetheless fairly quick witted. Tracy is a bit muted, but, as always, is a joy to watch. In this cynical world, the high road is NOT doing an expose of milk price-fixing. The wise-cracks are plentiful and fun, but they don't quite jump up off the paper.


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