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Smashing the Rackets (1938)

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69 min | Crime, Drama

Jim 'Socker' 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 ...See moreJim 'Socker' 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... Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Updated Aug 8, 1938

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Aug 19, 1938 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Chester Morris
Jim 'Sock' Conway Jim 'Sock' Conway   See fewer
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Frances Mercer
Susan 'Pat' Lane Susan 'Pat' Lane   See fewer
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Rita Johnson
Letty Lane Letty Lane   See fewer
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Bruce Cabot
Steve Lawrence Steve Lawrence   See fewer
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Edward Pawley
Chin Martin Chin Martin   See fewer
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Joe De Stefani
Franz (as Joseph De Stefani) Franz (as Joseph De Stefani)   See fewer
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Donald Douglas
Harry Spaulding (as Don Douglas) Harry Spaulding (as Don Douglas)   See fewer
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Kay Sutton
Peggy Peggy   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Whitey Clark Whitey Clark   See fewer
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Paul Fix
Maxie Maxie   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Joe - Hoodlum (as Edward Acuff) Joe - Hoodlum (as Edward Acuff)   See fewer
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George Irving
District Attorney Edward Greer District Attorney Edward Greer   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Franz's Boy (uncredited) Franz's Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Court Clerk (uncredited) Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Chatterton
Grand Juryman (uncredited) Grand Juryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Witness (uncredited) Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Craig
Flo Fisher (uncredited) Flo Fisher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Donovan
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Dundee
Fuller - Henchman (uncredited) Fuller - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Alverson - Chemist (uncredited) Alverson - Chemist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Frazer
Weather Man (uncredited) Weather Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hackathorne
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Harlan
Angry Businessman (uncredited) Angry Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hart
Ed Dooley (uncredited) Ed Dooley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
James J. Carew (uncredited) James J. Carew (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Strong Arm Man (uncredited) Strong Arm Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Hoffman Jr.
1st Protection Racket Thug (uncredited) 1st Protection Racket Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil Kellaway
Barrett (uncredited) Barrett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rita La Roy
Reluctant Witness (uncredited) Reluctant Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
2nd Protection Racket Thug (uncredited) 2nd Protection Racket Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Judge #2 (uncredited) Judge #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
Assistant Attorney (uncredited) Assistant Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Big Mike Leonard (uncredited) Big Mike Leonard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rollo Lloyd
Sam Schwartz - Butcher (uncredited) Sam Schwartz - Butcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Dixon - Detective (uncredited) Dixon - Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary MacLaren
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Meeker
District Attorney Aide (uncredited) District Attorney Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Metzetti
Smokey - Henchman (uncredited) Smokey - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Miller
Mac (uncredited) Mac (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Angry Businessman (uncredited) Angry Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace Murphy
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Rose
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Hospital Interne (uncredited) Hospital Interne (uncredited)   See fewer
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C. Montague Shaw
Grand Juryman (uncredited) Grand Juryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Libby Taylor
Duchess (uncredited) Duchess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank M. Thomas
Judge Wend (uncredited) Judge Wend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Grand Juryman (uncredited) Grand Juryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore von Eltz
Howard Ellis (uncredited) Howard Ellis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Solly Ward
Dry Cleaner (uncredited) Dry Cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
John Nelson Davis (uncredited) John Nelson Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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News Broadcaster (uncredited) News Broadcaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 65 votes