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.

Scarface (1932) Script

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Director:Howard Hawks
Written by:Ben Hecht (Screenplay), Armitage Trail (Novel), John Lee Mahin (Dialogue), Seton I. Miller (Dialogue), W.R. Burnett (Dialogue)

Script Synopsis:A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Crash Dive Script

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Director:Archie Mayo
Written by:Jo Swerling (Screenplay), W.R. Burnett (Story)

Script Synopsis:A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Power), has been transferred back into submarines after commanding his own PT boat. At the submarine base in New London, Connecticut, he asks his new captain, Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Andrews), for a weekend leave to settle his affairs before taking up his new assignment. On a train bound for Washington D.C., Stewart accidentally encounters New London school teacher Jean Hewlett (Baxter) and her students. Despite her initial resistance to his efforts, he charms her and they fall in love.

The Asphalt Jungle Script

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Director:John Huston
Written by:Ben Maddow (Screenplay), John Huston (Screenplay), W.R. Burnett (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

Little Caesar Script

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Director:Mervyn LeRoy
Written by:W.R. Burnett (Novel), Francis Edward Faragoh (Screenplay), Francis Edward Faragoh (Dialogue)

Script Synopsis:A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

High Sierra Script

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Director:Raoul Walsh
Written by:W.R. Burnett (Screenplay), W.R. Burnett (Novel), John Huston (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.

Night People Script

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Director:Nunnally Johnson
Written by:Nunnally Johnson (Screenplay), Jed Harris (Story), Tom Reed (Story), W.R. Burnett (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A US intelligence officer, stationed in Germany, is caught in a political dilemma when the Russians kidnap a young Army private, the son of prominent American businessman. In exchange for the soldier's return, the Russians attempt to barter a trade for an elderly German couple who they want for treason.

The Great Escape Script

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Director:John Sturges
Written by:James Clavell (Screenplay), Paul Brickhill (Novel), W.R. Burnett (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.