Racket Busters (1938): Lloyd Bacon’s Crime Tale, Starring Bogart and George Brent

Lloyd Bacon directed Racket Busters, a tale of crime in the trucking industry, starring Humphrey Bogart and George Brent.

After entering the trucking business, gangster John ‘Czar’ Martin attempts to gain control of the produce market.

Humphrey Bogart as John ‘Czar’ Martin
George Brent as Denny Jordan
Gloria Dickson as Nora Jordan
Allen Jenkins as ‘Skeets’ Wilson
Walter Abel as Hugh Allison
Henry O’Neill as Governor
Penny Singleton as Gladys Christie
Anthony Averill as Dave Crane, Martin’s Henchman
Oscar O’Shea as Pop Wilson
Elliott Sullivan as Charlie Smith
Fay Helm as Mrs. Charlie Smith
Joe Downing as Joe Pender, Martin’s Henchman
Norman Willis as Gus Hawkins, Martin’s Henchman
Don Rowan as Cliff Kimball

Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Screenplay by Robert Rossen, Leonardo Bercovici, Produced by Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Edited by James Gibbon
Music by Adolph Deutsch
Production company: Cosmopolitan Productions
Distributed by Warner
Release date: July 16, 1938
Running time: 71 minutes