- The Racket
name = The Racket
image_size = 200px
caption = Theatrical poster
Bartlett Cormack Tom Miranda
Thomas Meighan Marie Prevost Louis Wolheim
country = USA
runtime = 84 min.
imdb_id = 0019304
"The Racket" is an
Academy Award-nominated 1928 American crime film, directed by Lewis Milestoneand starring Thomas Meighan, Marie Prevost, Louis Wolheim, and George E. Stone. The film was produced by Howard Hughesand written by Bartlett Cormack and Tom Miranda. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
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] ]
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 Vegasfilm department for restoration by Jeffrey Masino, along with another "lost" Hughes-produced film, " Two Arabian Knights" (1927). In 2004 and 2006, Turner Classic Moviesbroadcast "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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