Smashing the Rackets Movie Review 1938

Information and Film Reviews for Smashing the Rackets the Movie

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FBI agent Jim Conway (Morris) is shunted into a job in the DA's office. He meets playgirl debutante Letty Lane (Johnson) and falls for her more sedate sister Susan (Mercer). Since Letty has a boyfriend (Cabot) who's involved with the mob, Jim decides to use his new position to go after racketeers. Inspired by the career of New York district attorney Thomas E. Dewey.


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Available on VHS
Running time 69 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Organized Crime, FBI
Lionel Houser
Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot, Ben Welden
Nicholas Musuraca
Lew Landers

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