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|Smashing the Rackets|
|Directed by||Lew Landers|
|Written by||Lionel Houser|
|Based on||Smashing the Rackets|
1938 in in The Saturday Evening Post
by Forrest Davis
|Produced by||B.P. Fineman|
|Edited by||Harry Marker|
|Music by||Frank Tours|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
Smashing the Rackets is a 1938 American drama film directed by Lew Landers, written by Lionel Houser, and starring Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot and Edward Pawley. It was released on August 19, 1938, by RKO Pictures.
Jim 'Sock' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, girlfriend of mob mouthpiece Steve Lawrence; and Letty's much nicer sister Susan. Now the slot machine gang brutally beats Jim's friends Franz and Otto. And Jim finds a way to use his nominal position to go into the racket- busting business. But his success puts Letty in deadly peril...
- Chester Morris as Jim 'Sock' Conway
- Frances Mercer as Susan 'Pat' Lane
- Rita Johnson as Letty Lane
- Bruce Cabot as Steve Lawrence
- Edward Pawley as Chin Martin
- Joe De Stefani as Franz
- Don Douglas as Harry Spaulding
- Kay Sutton as Peggy
- Ben Welden as Whitey Clark
- Paul Fix as Maxie
- Eddie Acuff as Joe
- George Irving as District Attorney Edward Greer
- "Smashing the Rackets (1938) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- Hal Erickson (2014). "Smashing-the-Rackets - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- "Smashing The Rackets Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Smashing The Rackets - TVGuide.com". TV Guide. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
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