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The Racket
  • UR
  • 1h 28m
  • 1951
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Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan) is an old-fashioned kind of gangster. If someone crosses you, settle it with a fist or a bullet. Tom McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) is an old-fashioned kind of cop. Grab the bad guy, not the bribe. But they're both living in a corrupt new world of smooth operators on both sides of the law, efficient green-eyeshade types who run a crime ring like a corporation. They won't mind if Scanlon and McQuigg square off...if they bring each other down. Ryan and Mitchum, who costarred in the groundbreaking Crossfire, reteam for another tense, character-driven, twist-laden film noir. Who's got your back? Who'll stab you in the back? You'll be surprised.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out

Softer than it should have been, then, but still dark enough to lose yourself in.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

As for the film's observations on crooks and poltics, they are so generalized and familiar that th...

June 21, 2017
Classic Film and Television
Michael E. Grost

Well-told version of a famous stage play.

June 25, 2017
Emanuel Levy

June 22, 2017
TV Guide

[A] hard-hitting melodrama.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Mystery, Drama
  • Release Date:January 1, 1951
  • Highest Available for Purchase:SD

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