The Racket Script

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Director:John Cromwell
Written by:W.R. Burnett (Screenplay), William Wister Haines (Screenplay), Bartlett Cormack (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Mobster Nick Scanlon (Ryan) has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQueeg (Mitchum), who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch (Collins), and a police detective, Turck (Conrad), are crooked and make McQueeg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.