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The Racketeer


From IMDb: Tough mobster Mahlon Keane practically runs crime in New York City. He meets broke ex-society girl Rhoda Philbrooke at a society fundraiser and helps her cheat her way to some winnings in poker. Rhoda needs the money to help nurse broken alcoholic concert violinist Tony Vaughan back to health. In between his criminal dealings, Keane takes up Rhoda's cause and helps promote Vaughan's return to public performance. Rhoda agrees to marry Keane but still harbors unrequited love for Tony Vaughan. On the eve of her marriage, Vaughan confesses his love to Rhoda. Now how will she handle her mobster fiancée? Stars: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard and Hedda Hopper in a supporting role This movie can also be found here.

For the novel by John Grisham see The Racketeer (novel)
The Racketeer is a 1929 United States of American drama film directed by Howard Higgin.
The film is also known as Love's Conquest in the United Kingdom. It tells the tale of some members of the criminal class in 1920s America, and in particular one man and one woman's attempts to help him. Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper appears in a minor role. The film is one of the early talkies, and as a result, dialogue is very sparse.


  • Robert Armstrong (actor) as Mahlon Keane
  • Carole Lombard as Rhoda Philbrooke
  • Roland Drew as Tony Vaughan
  • Paul Hurst (actor) as Mehaffy - Policeman
  • Kit Guard as Gus
  • Al Hill (actor) as Squid
  • Bobby Dunn as The Rat
  • Budd Fine as Bernie Weber
  • Hedda Hopper as Mrs. Karen Lee
  • Jeanette Loff as Millie Chapman
  • John Loder (actor) as Jack Oakhurst
  • Winter Hall as Mr. Sam Chapman
  • Winifred Harris as Mrs. Margaret Chapman


Category:1929 films
Category:American films
Category:1920s drama films
Category:1920s crime films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Pathé Exchange films
Category:American crime drama films

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