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The Racketeer

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New York City gangster Mahlon Keene (Robert Armstrong) melts when he meets down-on-her-luck beauty Rhoda (Carole Lombard), a society gal who's in desperate need of dough to support herself and her boyfriend, Tony (Roland Drew), a brilliant violinist with a serious drinking problem. Mahlon pulls some strings to help Tony get back on top; in return, Rhoda is to dump the musician and marry the mobster. The already heated situation is further complicated when the cops decide to crack down on Mahlon. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews ... relies on Carol Lombard's star presence to pull it through its trite melodramatic moments. Rated: C Aug 17, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Not a lot here and Lombard has nothing to do. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Stiff early talkie. Even the usually loose and animated Lombard, who is billed here as Carol for the last time, seems constrained. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member another supermarket DVD 2.99 DVD combo pack purchase Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member goood gangsta pic! very short but descent B movie fare! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Armstrong and Carole Lombard are beautiful together. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty good early talkie about a socialite, who finds herself without any money and is willing to go to great lengths to get it even if it means not marrying the man she loves. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis New York City gangster Mahlon Keene (Robert Armstrong) melts when he meets down-on-her-luck beauty Rhoda (Carole Lombard), a society gal who's in desperate need of dough to support herself and her boyfriend, Tony (Roland Drew), a brilliant violinist with a serious drinking problem. Mahlon pulls some strings to help Tony get back on top; in return, Rhoda is to dump the musician and marry the mobster. The already heated situation is further complicated when the cops decide to crack down on Mahlon.
Director
Howard Higgins
Producer
Ralph Block
Screenwriter
Paul Gangelin
Production Co
Pathé
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 11, 2016
Runtime
1h 6m
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