The Racket

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Mobster Nick Scanlon (Ryan) has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQueeg (Mitchum), who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch (Collins), and a police detective, Turck (Conrad), are crooked and make McQueeg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.

  1. William Wister Haines


  2. W.R. Burnett


  3. John Cromwell


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  1. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Captain Thomas McQuigg

  2. Lizabeth Scott

    Lizabeth Scott

    Irene Hayes

  3. Robert Ryan

    Robert Ryan

    Nick Scanlon

  4. William Talman

    William Talman

    Officer Bob Johnson

  5. Ray Collins

    Ray Collins

    Dist. Atty. Mortimer X. Welsh

  6. Joyce Mackenzie

    Joyce Mackenzie

    Mary McQuigg

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 12, 1951



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