The Racket Man

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The Racket Man
Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Written by Howard J. Green
Casey Robinson
Paul Yawitz
Starring Tom Neal
Hugh Beaumont
Cinematography James Van Trees
Edited by Paul Borofsky
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 18, 1944 (1944-01-18)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Racket Man is a 1944 American crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman. [1]



A racketeer gets his draft notice and becomes a soldier. He comes across a criminal organization while in the Army and decides to do something about it.


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  1. Sandra Brennan (2016). "The Racket Man". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2014.