The Racketeer (Love's Conquest) (1929)





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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.
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Robert Armstrong
as Mahlon Keane
Carole Lombard
as Rhoda Philbrooke
Roland Drew
as Tony Vaughan
Jeanette Loff
as Millie Chapman
John Loder
as Jack Oakhurst
Paul Hurst
as Mehaffy
Al Hill
as Squid
Hedda Hopper
as Karen Lee
Winter Hall
as Mr. Simpson
Winifred Harris
as Mrs. Simpson
Bobby Dunn
as The Rat
Budd Fine
as Bernie Weber
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Critic Reviews for The Racketeer (Love's Conquest)

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

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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
jay nixon

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Very melodramatic old chestnut, but rather typical of the late 1920's after talkies arrived, It's always nice to watch Carole Lombard, she makes any movie worth viewing.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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