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Director  Lewis Milestone
Producer  Howard Hughes
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Country  United States
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Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Sequel  The Racket
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Language  silent film English intertitles
Writer  Bartlett Cormack, Tom Miranda, Harry Behn
Release date  November 1, 1928 (1928-11-01)
Cast  Thomas Meighan (Police Captain James McQuigg), Louis Wolheim (Nick Scarsi), Marie Prevost (Helen Hayes), G. Pat Collins (Patrolman Johnson (as Pat Collins)), Henry Sedley (Spike Corcoran), George E. Stone (Joe Scarsi (as George Stone))
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The Racket is a 1928 American crime drama film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Thomas Meighan, Marie Prevost, Louis Wolheim, and George E. Stone. The film was produced by Howard Hughes, written by Bartlett Cormack and Tom Miranda, and was distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was adapted from Cormack's 1927 Broadway play The Racket.

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Background

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Due to the controversial portrayal of a corrupt police force and city government both the film and the play were banned at the time in Chicago.

Reception

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The Racket is one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (then called "Outstanding Picture") in the 1929 Academy Awards.

Preservation status

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Only one copy of the film is known to exist. It was long thought lost before being located in Howard Hughes' film collection after his death. A print was shepherded by Dr. Hart Wegner of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, film department for restoration by Jeffrey Masino, along with another Hughes-produced film, Two Arabian Knights (1927). In 2004 and 2006, Turner Classic Movies broadcast The Racket, Two Arabian Knights, and The Mating Call (1928), the first showing of any of the three films in decades.

Cast

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  • Thomas Meighan as Captain James McQuigg
  • Louis Wolheim as Nick Scarsi
  • Marie Prevost as Helen Hayes
  • G. Pat Collins as Patrolman Johnson (credited as Pat Collins)
  • Henry Sedley as Spike
  • George E. Stone as Joe Scarsi (credited as George Stone)
  • Sam De Grasse as District Attorney Welch (credited as Sam DeGrasse)
  • Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher as Miller (credited as Skeets Gallagher)
  • Lee Moran as Pratt
  • John Darrow as Dave Ames - Cub Reporter

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    References

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