The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things the old-fashioned way instead of using the syndicate's more genteel methods. The second problem is McQuigg, the only honest police captain on the force, and his loyal patrolman, Johnson. Together, they take on the violent Nick and try to foil the syndicate's plans to elect Welch, the crooked prosecutor running for a crooked judgeship. Written by
Martin Lewison <email@example.com>
The Racket boldly begins where the Senate crime committee left off!
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Did You Know?
In May 1950, Samuel Fuller
was assigned to work on the film's screenplay and was considered as a possible director. See more
Nick Scanlon's car is a 1949 Chrysler Crown Imperial limo. In the crash scene, an older 1942 model was used. The '49 side trim has been added, but the different front end reveals the switch. See more
[speaking about all he did for his younger brother
I sent him to four colleges. Four!
Referenced in Smallville: Noir
A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Lizabeth Scott
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