MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,755 this week

Love Is a Racket (1932)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  18 June 1932 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 242 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 10 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel by), (adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 14 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1076 titles
created 29 Mar 2012
 
a list of 65 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 53 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Is a Racket (1932)

Love Is a Racket (1932) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love Is a Racket.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell, Anne Shirley
The Locket (1946)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Just before a wedding, the bridegroom hears a complex tale painting his lovely bride as devilish and unbalanced.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum, Brian Aherne
Doctor X (1932)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy
Liliom (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart, Estelle Taylor
Nora Prentiss (1947)
Drama | Film-Noir | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident. Despite her misgivings they become heavily involved and Talbot finds he is ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Stars: Joe Penner, Betty Grable, Richard Lane
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ex-con, just out of prison, and his wife meet a screen writer on the train and decide that, since he's writing about crime without knowing much about it, collaborating with him would be ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle
Fixer Dugan (1939)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan, and she is subsequently placed in an ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Lee Tracy, Virginia Weidler, Peggy Shannon
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Postal Investigators Tom and Doris follow a trail from a mail robbery on the East Coast to Los Angeles using a letter sent by General Delivery to "Jane Turner". When the letter (with loads ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy
Stars: Lee Tracy, Gloria Stuart, Ann Preston
Split Second (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Powell
Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Lana Turner, James Craig, John Hodiak
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jimmy Russell
...
Sally Condon
Frances Dee ...
Mary Wodehouse
...
Stanley Fiske
...
Eddie Shaw
Warren Hymer ...
Bernie Olds
André Luguet ...
Max Boncour (as Andre Luguet)
Cecil Cunningham ...
Hattie
Terrance Ray ...
Seeley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Burress ...
Ollie (scenes deleted)
...
Sneaky (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Such Things Happen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

James 'Jimmy' Russell: [Giving her a gift of 'nylon' stockings] Here you are, ya' peroxide pirate.
Switchboard Operator: Oh, Mr. Russell... they're lovely! And extra length, too!
James 'Jimmy' Russell: Yeah... winter'll soon be here.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The title fits the film perfectly
2 October 1999 | by (Albany NY, USA) – See all my reviews



This seedy, downbeat Broadway tale of love, money, ambition, and power makes for an entertaining film. Credit director William Wellman's felicity with the fast-paced Warner Bros style for the no-nonsense, snappy approach. Douglas Fairbanks Jr is very fine as the hardbitten gossip columnist with a fatalistic, romantic side, but Lee Tracy, Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Warren Hymer, and, especially, Cecil Cunningham as the conniving Aunt Hattie, do their best to steal the film. And, as this is a pre-code movie, who says a character can't get away with murder?


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Douglas Fairbanks Jr jeng3
Discuss Love Is a Racket (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?