The Racket 69 years old

The Racket boldly begins where the Senate crime committee left off!

The Racket

Mobster Nick Scanlon 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 McQuigg, who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch, and a police detective, Turck, are crooked and make McQuigg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.

Credits

William Conrad
William Conrad

Det. Sgt. Turk

Walter Sande
Walter Sande

Precinct Sgt. Jim Delaney

Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan

Nick Scanlon

William Talman
William Talman

Officer Bob Johnson

Virginia Huston
Virginia Huston

Lucy Johnson

Joyce MacKenzie
Joyce MacKenzie

Mary McQuigg

The Racket Cast

Name Character
Les Tremayne He was 38, 90 years old when he died as Harry Craig (Crime Commission chief investigator)
Tito Vuolo He was 58, 69 years old when he died as Tony, Nick's Barber
Robert Ryan He was 42, 63 years old when he died as Nick Scanlon
Robert Mitchum He was 34, 79 years old when he died as Captain Thomas McQuigg
Virginia Huston She was 26, 55 years old when she died as Lucy Johnson
Ray Collins He was 62, 75 years old when he died as Dist. Atty. Mortimer X. Welsh
William Conrad He was 31, 73 years old when he died as Det. Sgt. Turk
Joyce MacKenzie She was 22, now 92 years old as Mary McQuigg
Lizabeth Scott She was 29, 92 years old when she died as Irene Hayes
Walter Baldwin He was 62, 88 years old when he died as Booking Sgt. Sullivan
Robert Hutton He was 31, 50 years old when he died as Dave Ames ('City Press' cub reporter)
William Talman He was 36, 53 years old when he died as Officer Bob Johnson
Brett King He was 30, 78 years old when he died as Joe Scanlon
Walter Sande He was 45, 65 years old when he died as Precinct Sgt. Jim Delaney
Don Porter He was 39, 84 years old when he died as R.G. Connolly (ward boss)
Richard Karlan He was 32, 85 years old when he died as Breeze Enright

The Racket Crew

Name Department
Albert S. D'Agostino as Art Direction. He was 58 (77) years old when He died Art
Mel Berns as Makeup Artist. He was 54 (79) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Paul Sawtell as Original Music Composer. He was 45 (65) years old when He died Sound
Darrell Silvera as Set Decoration. He was 50 (82) years old when He died Art
Clem Portman as Sound. He was 46 (87) years old when He died Sound
Larry Germain as Hairstylist. He was 38 (67) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Jack Okey as Art Direction. He was 62 (73) years old when He died Art
Michael Woulfe as Costume Design. He was 33 (89) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
William Stevens as Set Decoration. He was 48 (78) years old when He died Art
Edmund Grainger as Producer. He was 45 (74) years old when He died Production
W.R. Burnett as Screenplay. He was 52 (82) years old when He died Writing
Frank McWhorter as Sound. He was 46 (85) years old when He died Sound
Sherman Todd as Editor. He was 47 (75) years old when He died Editing
John Cromwell as Director. He was 63 (91) years old when He died Directing
William Wister Haines as Screenplay. He was 43 (81) years old when He died Writing
Bartlett Cormack as Theatre Play. Bartlett Cormack was 53 (44) years old when Bartlett Cormack died Writing
George E. Diskant as Director of Photography. He was 44 (58) years old when He died Camera
James E. Casey as Assistant Director. He was 63 (95) years old when He died Directing
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The Racket (69 years)

The Racket boldly begins where the Senate crime committee left off!

  • Release day: Thursday, October 25, 1951
  • Runtime: 88 minutes