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Juke Box Racket (1960)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  May 1960 (USA)
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Mario ('Peter Clune'), a gangster, takes the fifth amendment when being questioned by the Senate Sub Committee on his connection with racketeering within the juke box industry. While in a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Steve Karmen ...
Bob
Arlene Corwin ...
Judy
Lou Anne Lee ...
Lulubelle
Beverly Nazarow ...
Ginger
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Seymour
Peter Clune ...
Mario
Dalene Young ...
Betty
Emy Boselli ...
Mom
William J. Daprato ...
Pop (as Willliam DePrato)
Ray Singer ...
Morty Belowski
Peter Szabo ...
Hungarian Rock 'n Roll Singer
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Mario ('Peter Clune'), a gangster, takes the fifth amendment when being questioned by the Senate Sub Committee on his connection with racketeering within the juke box industry. While in a small New Jersey town, teenagers Bob (Steve Karmen), Judy (Arlene Corwin),Ginger (Beverly Nazarow), Seymour (Seymour Cassel) and Betty ('Dalene Young (II)' go to the train station to pick up Judy's cousin-from-Tennessee, Lulubelle (Lou Anne Lee). They take her to their local hangout, a pizzeria called "Mom & Pops", a broken down place ran by a couple named Mom (Emy Boselli) and Pop (William J. Daprato.) After leaving the senate hearing, Mario, on his way to a large meeting of racketeers, drops by the pizzeria for a cold drink, and notices that Pop's jukebox is not one belonging to the syndicate. He asks the local rep of the syndicate, Morty Belowsky (Ray Singer to find out why, and Morty reports the place doesn't make enough money to make it worthwhile, but Mario isn't having any of that and orders ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Charles Celeste was a part actor from Boston and a successful professional feather weight" boxer in the fifties. He was in the same stable as Willy Pep and Tony DeMarco. He was a decorated veteran who served on the Mermansk Run, then later as serving as a navy guard on a merchant ship, where he was attacked by local pirates in Monrovia, Liberia while on guard duty. Charlie hit over the head and thrown down the hatch on a Friday night. His commander thought he was AWOL, but they found him unconscious three days later in the hold. He spent four months in a body cast in an African hospital and recuperated to fight professionally. When Juke Box Racket premiered in Boston, the whole family attended. Unfortunately, his immigrant Sicilian mother walked out in disgust, upon the first semi-nude scene, and as the movie went on, it was apparent that Charlie was the thug who moved juke-boxes in and out establishments that the mob pressured. It was such a repetitive scene in the movie that Charlie's brother Angelo, exclaimed out loud in the theater to much laughter "you call yourself an actor...you're a furniture mover!" Charles still has the handsome flat nosed boxer look, and resides in Hollywood, Florida. See more »

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Edited into The Sin Syndicate (1965) See more »

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Drip, Drip, Drip
Written by Steve Karmen
Sung by Steve Karmen
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