Racket Busters (1938)

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  • Threat over the City Alternative


Racketeer melodrama. Lawyer Hugh Allison comes up against Martin when he is assigned to break up a trucking racket. Truckers and local business owners are forced to join Martin's organisation and cowed into silence by threats. Jordan and Wilson hold out but they too end up being broken by the racket or forced to join. With the encouragement of his wife and after he sees friends killed, Denny turns against Martin, helping to capture him and testifying against him in court.

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