Racket Busters Poster

Release Date: 1938

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
New York City crime kingpin John Martin (Humphrey Bogart) and his men terrorize local truckers into working for them, but young, self-employed driver Denny Jordan (George Brent) manages to fend off the gangsters. Eventually, Martin's thugs bully Denny's pregnant wife and destroy his business, and the desperate trucker commits a robbery in order to make ends meet. But the mobsters know about the crime, so they blackmail Denny into joining the racket, and he finds himself mixed up in a murder.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Gloria Dickson

Director: Lloyd Bacon

Genres: Crime drama

Keywords: Marriage, Murder, Tense, Revenge, Gritty, Love, Sacrifice, 1930s, Suspenseful, Police station, Friend, Transformation