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The Racket (1951) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Mel Ferrer and John Cromwell and produced by Edmund Grainger.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best PictureThe Caddo CompanyNominated
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REMAKE AVENUE: The Racket, 1928 and 1951

on Sep 16, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Many of our excursions to Remake Avenue begin on Broadway and today's is no exception. Bartlett Cormack's play The Racket had a run of 119 performances at the Ambassador Theatre in the 1927/28 season. Cormack (1898-1942) was a graduate of the University of Chicago, with experience in theatrical pub... Read full article


The Racket (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 10, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Racket Directed by John Cromwell Written by William Wister Haines and W.R. Burnett from a play by Bartlett Cormack 1951/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Despite the presence of my two favorite Roberts (Ryan and Mitchum), I thought the most interesting thing about this film ... Read full article


The Racket

By Alyson on Jul 11, 2012 From The Best Picture Project

Sunday night, Turner Classic Movies aired The Racket, one of the very last best picture nominees I have not been able to find. As the film was being introduced, it confirmed more of what I had heard. ?For decades the film had been lost, feared to have no surviving prints. After Howard Hughes, who pr... Read full article


The Racket (Missing)

By Alyson on Jan 30, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Yes, one of the original Best Picture nominees is unavailable to me. ?As usual, I’ll keep my eyes and ears open for it, searching TCM schedules, Netflix updates and saving my pennies in case I come across it on Amazon. ?Any leads on The Racket or any other of my missing pieces are always welco... Read full article


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The only film that Robert Mitchum appeared in which was a remake of a silent film.
Shelley Winters was originally announced as the picture's female star in January 1951.
Ray Collins and William Talman both co-starred in the TV series Perry Mason.
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