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.
Martin Lewison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
When Captain McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) got back to the Seventh Precinct Station right after the hood he was tailing fell off the roof, a desk officer tells him that District Attorney Rogers is waiting for him in his office. The name of the District Attorney was Mortimer Welsh. See more
[talking about sending his brother to four colleges
The last one I had to buy him a chair. Ah, not like that.
Endowment they call it. Professor's graft. And it's stiff, too. An endowed chair in civic, to get him his... em... uh, whaddaya call it... uh...
Captain Thomas McQuigg
Diploma! I got it okay.
Referenced in Foul Play
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Lizabeth Scott
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