The Racket

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The Racket is a 1951 is a black-and-white film noir drama directed by John Cromwell with uncredited directing help from Nicholas Ray, Tay Garnett, Sherman Todd and Mel Ferrer. The production features Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William... read more
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The Racket is a 1951 is a black-and-white film noir drama directed by John Cromwell with uncredited directing help from Nicholas Ray, Tay Garnett, Sherman Todd and Mel Ferrer. The production features Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Conrad and Ray Collins. The film, a remake of the 1928 film The Racket, is based on the Bartlett Cormack play. (Edward G. Robinson played the racketeer in the original Broadway production.)

Original Release

12/12/1951

Cast

Robert Mitchum Captain Thomas McQuigg
Lizabeth Scott Irene Hayes
Robert Ryan Nick Scanlon
William Talman Officer Bob Johnson
Ray Collins Dist. Atty. Mortimer X. Welsh
Joyce MacKenzie Mary McQuigg
Robert Hutton Dave Ames ('City Press' cub reporter)
Virginia Huston Lucy Johnson
William Conrad Det. Sgt. Turk
Walter Sande Precinct Sgt. Jim Delaney
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd

Writers

William Wister Haines, W.R. Burnett, Bartlett Cormack

Cast

Robert Mitchum Captain Thomas McQuigg
Lizabeth Scott Irene Hayes
Robert Ryan Nick Scanlon
William Talman Officer Bob Johnson
Ray Collins Dist. Atty. Mortimer X. Welsh
Joyce MacKenzie Mary McQuigg
Robert Hutton Dave Ames ('City Press' cub reporter)
Virginia Huston Lucy Johnson
William Conrad Det. Sgt. Turk
Walter Sande Precinct Sgt. Jim Delaney
Les Tremayne Harry Craig (Crime Commission chief investigator)
Don Porter R.G. Connolly (ward boss)
Walter Baldwin Booking Sgt. Sullivan
Brett King Joe Scanlon
Richard Karlan Breeze Enright
Tito Vuolo Tony, Nick's Barber

Producers

Editors

Sherman Todd

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