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Racket Busters (1938)

Racket Busters (1938)

Racket Busters




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In this gangster movie set in the Big Apple, a crime lord strong arms teamsters into paying him protection money. One young trucker with a very pregnant wife, stands up to the thug. His partner also refuses to pay in the hopes that they will help the other truck drivers. Naturally this enrages the king-pin and his mob. Simultaneously an idealistic young attorney is chosen by the DA to do all he can to get that crime boss convicted and off the streets for good. Back on the streets, the mobster manages to force the young trucker into paying up; this causes the man to quit and begin selling tomatoes. The lawyer finds him and offers him a chance to help the government and prosecute the gangster. He accepts and together the two do just that.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Leonardo Bercovici, Robert Rossen
Warner Bros.


Humphrey Bogart
as John `Czar' Martin
George Brent
as Denny Jordan
Gloria Dickson
as Nora Jordan
Allen Jenkins
as `Skeets' Wilson
Walter Abel
as Hugh Allison
Penny Singleton
as Gladys Christie
Henry O'Neill
as Governor
Elliott Sullivan
as Charlie Smith
Fay Helm
as Mrs. Smith
Don Rowan
as Cliff Kimball
Anthony Averill
as Dave Crane
Mary Currier
as Mrs. Allison
Jim Nolan
as Jim Smith, Allison's...
Herbert Heywood
as Gas Station Owner
Ethan Laidlaw
as Martin's Henchman
Irving Bacon
as Counterman
Dale Van Sickel
as Special Officer
Jan Holm
as Nurse at Sanitarium
William B. Davidson
as Union Chairman
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