CastTimothy Farrell Release date1951 CinematographyBill Thompson, William C. Thompson GenresCrime Fiction, Crime Thriller Similar moviesBeat Down, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Silver, Foxcatcher, Man on the Moon, Night and the City
TaglineTHE STRANGE LOVE LIFE OF A WRESTLING GAL
Racket girls 1951 trailer
Racket Girls (also called Blonde Pickup and Pin Down Girls) is an American film noir crime film, directed by Robert C. Dertano and released in 1951 by Screen Classics.
Umberto Scalli (Timothy Farrell) is a small-time gangster who acts as a manager for women's wrestling in order to cover his involvement in many crime rings, including racketeering, bookmaking, and prostitution. He must dodge both police investigations and the local mob, to which he owes $35,000.
Real life wrestlers Peaches Page and Rita Martinez, as well as former world champion Clara Mortensen, play fictional versions of themselves.
The film was produced by George Weiss and Arena Productions, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-based company headed by Norman Felton.
The film was the subject of a 1994 episode of the sixth season of the movie-mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000.