Dance Hall Racket
Director Phil Tucker
Music director Charles Ruddy
Genre Action, Adventure, Crime
Running time 1 hour
Screenplay Lenny Bruce
|Release date 1953|
Writer Lenny Bruce (original story), Lenny Bruce (screenplay)
Cast Timothy Farrell (Umberto Scalli), Lenny Bruce (Vincent), Bernie Jones (Punky, the Swedish Sailor), Honey Bruce Friedman (Rose (as Honey Harlow)), Sally Marr (Hostess)
Similar movies Goodfellas, The Dead Pool, Get Shorty, Bound, Stiletto, A Walk Among the Tombstones
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Dance Hall Racket is a 1953 American film directed by Phil Tucker starring Lenny Bruce (who also wrote the script) and his wife Honey Harlow.
Cult sleaze noir dance hall racket 1953
A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line. A merchant marine seaman is found murdered and suspicion falls upon the operator of a dime-a-dance honky tonk joint. A federal undercover agent is planted in the place to gather evidence, and he soon learns that the dive is only a cover-up for diamond-smuggling activities, and that one of the operation's henchmen, who is handy with a switch-blade knife, is the killer. Before they can be arrested, the henchman kills his boss and is shot while trying to escape.
Music Department Sanford H. Dickinson ... music consultant (as Sandford H. Dickinson) Charles Ruddy ... musical director (uncredited)
ReferencesDance Hall Racket Wikipedia
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