Smashing the Rackets

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Smashing the Rackets ★½ 1938

FBI agent Jim Conway (Morris) is shunted into a job in the DA's office. He meets playgirl debutante Letty Lane (Johnson) and falls for her more sedate sister Susan (Mercer). Since Letty has a boyfriend (Cabot) who's involved with the mob, Jim decides to use his new position to go after racketeers. Inspired by the career of New York district attorney Thomas E. Dewey. 69m/B VHS . Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot, Ben Welden; D: Lew Landers; W: Lionel Houser; C: Nicholas Musuraca.