The Racket Script

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

Plot: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.