The Racketeer 1929

Synopsis:

This late-20s gangster movie features Carole Lombard as a young gal who agrees to marry a smooth-talking gangster in exchange for the mob man's pledge to arrange a big-time concert appearance for her violinist boyfriend. The only thing that can save the day for the mis-aligned lovers is a shootout between the cops and the gangland thugs. This film is notable because it is one of the early 'talkies," and uses the newly developing audio technology with abandon. In fact, most of the action takes place off screen and the characters tell the cameras just what's happened. This one's small on sets, big on dialog.

Directed by: Howard Higgin
Runtime: 66 minutes
Tagline: DOUBLE-CROSSING MEN...DOUBLE-DEALING WOMEN...THRILLS AND SUSPENSE!
Cast:
Robert Armstrong
Robert Armstrong
Mahlon Keane 
Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard
Rhoda Philbrooke 
Roland Drew
Roland Drew
Tony Vaughan 
Paul Hurst
Paul Hurst
Mehaffy - Policeman 
Kit Guard
Kit Guard
Gus 
Al Hill
Al Hill
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