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The Racketeer

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The Racketeer

Directed by Howard Higgin
Produced by Ralph Block
Written by Paul Gangelin (story and screenplay)
A.A. Kline (dialogue)
Starring Hedda Hopper
Carole Lombard
Cinematography David Abel
Edited by Jack Ogilvie
Doane Harrison
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
November 9, 1929
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Racketeer is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film. Directed by Howard Higgin, the film is also known as Love’s Conquest in the United Kingdom. It tells the tale of some members of the criminal class in 1920s America, and in particular one man and one woman’s attempts to help him. Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper appears in a minor role. The film is one of the early talkies, and as a result, dialogue is very sparse.


Robert Armstrong as Mahlon Keane
Carole Lombard as Rhoda Philbrooke
Roland Drew as Tony Vaughan
Paul Hurst as Mehaffy – Policeman
Kit Guard as Gus
Al Hill as Squid
Bobby Dunn as The Rat
Budd Fine as Bernie Weber
Hedda Hopper as Mrs. Karen Lee
Jeanette Loff as Millie Chapman
John Loder as Jack Oakhurst
Winter Hall as Mr. Sam Chapman
Winifred Harris as Mrs. Margaret Chapman

(Text from Wikpedia under CC license, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Racketeer)
(Video: Public domain, https://archive.org/details/The.Racketeer)

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