The Racketeer (Love's Conquest) (1929)

The Racketeer (Love's Conquest)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: A.A. Kline, Paul Gangelin
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as Mahlon Keane

as Rhoda Philbrooke

as Tony Vaughan

as Millie Chapman

as Jack Oakhurst

as Mehaffy

as Squid

as Karen Lee

as Mr. Simpson

as Mrs. Simpson

as The Rat

as Bernie Weber
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... relies on Carol Lombard's star presence to pull it through its trite melodramatic moments.

Full Review… | August 17, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Racketeer (Love's Conquest)

Stiff early talkie. Even the usually loose and animated Lombard, who is billed here as Carol for the last time, seems constrained.

jay nixon

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