|Directed by||Harry Wagstaff Gribble|
|Written by|| Malcolm Stuart Boylan |
|Produced by||Harry Wagstaff Gribble|
|Starring|| Alison Skipworth |
|Music by||John Leipold|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|July 23, 1932|
Madame Racketeer is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film featuring Alison Skipworth, Richard Bennett and George Raft. The movie was directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble and Alexander Hall.  It was produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
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The film was based on an original screenplay based on the life of a real woman.  It was sold under the title The Countess of Auburn. This was changed to The Sporting Widow then Madame Racketeer.  In March 1932 Paramont announced Alison Skipworth would star. 
In April 1932 Irving CUmmings signed to direct.  George Raft was cast later that month.  Raft had recently signed a long term contract with Paramount off the back of his strength of his work in Scarface but that film had not gone into wide release yet. 
Numerous retakes were done after the film was completed. 
The movie was one of 23 films put into receivership by Paramount in January 1933. 
The New York Times said "part of it is funny, part of it is amusing enough and some of it is a little on the sadward side." 
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