Smashing the Rackets

Smashing the Rackets is a 1938 American drama film directed by Lew Landers, written by Lionel Houser, and starring Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot and Edward Pawley. It was released on August 19, 1938, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3]

Smashing the Rackets
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLew Landers
Produced byB.P. Fineman
Written byLionel Houser
Based onSmashing the Rackets
by Forrest Davis
StarringChester Morris
Frances Mercer
Rita Johnson
Bruce Cabot
Edward Pawley
Music byFrank Tours
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byHarry Marker
Production
company
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • August 19, 1938 (1938-08-19)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Jim 'Sock' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, girlfriend of mob mouthpiece Steve Lawrence; and Letty's much nicer sister Susan. Now the slot machine gang brutally beats Jim's friends Franz and Otto. And Jim finds a way to use his nominal position to go into the racket- busting business. But his success puts Letty in deadly peril...

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