The Racket


The Racket

Infobox Film
name = The Racket



image_size = 200px
caption = Theatrical poster
director = Lewis Milestone
producer = Howard Hughes
writer = Bartlett Cormack Tom Miranda
starring = Thomas Meighan Marie Prevost Louis Wolheim
music =
cinematography = Tony Gaudio
editing = Eddie Adams
distributor = Paramount Pictures
country = USA
released =
runtime = 84 min.
language = silent film
English intertitles
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
imdb_id = 0019304

"The Racket" is an Academy Award-nominated 1928 American crime film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Thomas Meighan, Marie Prevost, Louis Wolheim, and George E. Stone. The film was produced by Howard Hughes and written by Bartlett Cormack and Tom Miranda. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Background

Due to the controversial portrayal of a corrupt police force and city government both the film and the play were banned at the time in Chicago. [ [http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article.jsp?cid=85281&mainArticleId=155255 "The Racket" at Turner Classic Movies, by Brian Cady] ]

Reception

"The Racket" is one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (then called "Best Picture, Production") in 1929.

Preservation status

Only one copy of the film is known to exist. [ [http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/R/Racket1928.html "The Racket" at silentera.com] ] It was long thought lost before being located in Howard Hughes' film collection after his death. A print was shepherded by Dr. Hart Wegner of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas film department for restoration by Jeffrey Masino, along with another "lost" Hughes-produced film, "Two Arabian Knights" (1927). In 2004 and 2006, Turner Classic Movies broadcast "The Racket", "Two Arabian Knights", and "The Mating Call" (1928), the first showing of any of the three films in decades.

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