The Racketeer (1929)

Stars: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew, Paul Hurst
Director: Howard Higgin
Runtime: 65 Minutes
Language: English
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $9.95

The Racketeer

Director: Howard Higgin

Robert Armstrong  ... Mahlon Keane
Carol Lombard  ... Rhoda Philbrooke
Roland Drew  ... Tony Vaughan
Paul Hurst  ... Mehaffy
Kit Guard  ... Gus
Al Hill  ... Squid
Bobby Dunn  ... The Rat
Budd Fine  ... Bernie Weber
Hedda Hopper  ... Mrs. Lee
Jeanette Loff  ... Millie Chapman
John Loder  ... Jack Oakhurst
Winter Hall  ... Mr. Chapman
Winifred Harris  ... Mrs. Chapman

Mahlon Keane is a New York crime boss with a heart of gold who meets divorced and disgraced socialite Rhoda Philbrooke at a society fundraiser and is immediately smitten when he notice her cheating at poker. Rhoda is in desperate situation indeed trying to care for her alcoholic lover, violinist Tony Vaughan, and only with Keane's money and connection does Vaughan make a recovery. With his career revived Tony's future is looking bright but Rhoda finds herself torn between the musician she has cared for and the gangster who wants to take care of her. 65 minutes