The Racketeer

The Racketeer

Director: Howard Higgin Cast: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew


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This late-20s gangster movie features Carole Lombard as a young gal who agrees to marry a smooth-talking gangster in exchange for the mob man's pledge to arrange a big-time concert appearance for her violinist boyfriend. The only thing that can save the day for the mis-aligned lovers is a shootout between the cops and the gangland thugs. This film is notable because it is one of the early 'talkies," and uses the newly developing audio technology with abandon. In fact, most of the action takes place off screen and the characters tell the cameras just what's happened. This one's small on sets, big on dialog.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2016
UPC: 0885444727399
Original Release: 1929
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:08:00
Sales rank: 64,838

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Smith Mahlon Keane
Carole Lombard Rhoda Philbrooke
Roland Drew Tony Vaughan
Jeanette Loff Millie Chapman
John Loder Jack Oakhurst
Paul Hurst Mehaffy
Winter Hall Mr. Simpson
Winifred Harris Mrs. Simpson
Kit Guard Gus
Al Hill Squid
Bobby Dunn The Rat
Hedda Hopper Karen Lee
Budd Fine Bernie Weber

Technical Credits
Howard Higgin Director
Dave Abel Cinematographer
Ralph Block Producer
Paul Gangelin Screenwriter
Doane Harrison Editor
A.A. Kline Screenwriter
Josiah Zuro Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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