The Love Racket

The Love Racket is a 1929 American early sound crime drama film produced and distributed by First National Pictures. It was directed by William A. Seiter and starred Dorothy Mackaill. It is based on a Broadway play, The Woman on the Jury by Bernard K. Burns, and is a remake of a 1924 silent film of the same name which starred Bessie Love.[1][2] The film is now considered lost.[3][4]

The Love Racket
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Written byAdele Comandini
John F. Goodrich
Based onThe Woman on the Jury
by Bernard K. Burns
StarringDorothy Mackaill
Music byCecil Copping
Alois Reiser
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byJohn Rawlins
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • December 8, 1929 (1929-12-08) (United States)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Myrtle Stedman reprises her role from the silent version in this film.



  1. White Munden, Kenneth (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. p. 460. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
  2. The Woman on the Jury as produced on Broadway at the Eltinge 42nd Street theatre, August 15, 1923;
  3. The Love Racket at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: First National Pictures (1929)
  4. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Love Racket

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