The Racketeer

The Racketeer is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film. Directed by Howard Higgin, the film is also known as Love's Conquest in the United Kingdom. It tells the tale of some members of the criminal class in 1920s America, and in particular one man and one woman's attempts to help him. Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper appears in a minor role. The film is one of the early talkies, and as a result, dialogue is very sparse.

The Racketeer
Hedda Hopper and Carole Lombard
Directed byHoward Higgin
Produced byRalph Block
Written byPaul Gangelin (story and screenplay)
A.A. Kline (dialogue)
StarringHedda Hopper
Carole Lombard
CinematographyDavid Abel
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Doane Harrison
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • November 9, 1929 (1929-11-09)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States



The Racketeer was banned by the British Board of Film Censors in 1929,[1] but the 61 minute film Love's Conquest was passed in 1930.[2]


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