After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent. Written by
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WHO Rules The Rackets ? This picture puts the finger on the political higher-ups!
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The film was so successful at the box office that it gave Edward G. Robinson
the clout to negotiate a new contract with Warner Bros., which gave him rights of story and script approval and allowed him to make one movie per year for another studio. See more
Early in the film while Johnny Blake (Robinson) is sitting at a table with Joan Blondell talking, one of the old "Mugs" he'd sent to sing sing prison walks over to him and smarts off. Without standing, he trips the mug with his leg and punches him to the floor. While leaning over and chastising the unconscious mug you can see that Blake's (Robinson) hair has moved forward on the right side and is messed up. In the next shot when he leans back up to the table to talk to Joan Blondell his hair is perfectly neat and combed. See more
What are you afraid of?
I don't like the way your face is fastened on.
I'll be down tomorrow morning and give you a chance to change it.
Featured in Breakdowns of 1936
The Lady in Red
Music by Allie Wrubel
Whistled by Edward G. Robinson See more