The Woman Racket

The Woman Racket is an extant 1930 Pre-Code talking film produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Tom Moore and Blanche Sweet. It is based on a 1928 Broadway play, Night Hostess by Philip Dunning. In January 2012 the film became available on DVD from the Warner Archive collection home library.[1][2][3][4] It was one of Blanche Sweet's three talking films.

The Woman Racket
Directed byRobert Ober
Albert H. Kelley
Paul Bern (uncredited)[citation needed]
Written byPhilip Dunning (based on his play Night Hostess)
Produced byMetro Goldwyn Mayer
StarringBlanche Sweet
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byAnton Stevenson
Basil Wrangell
Music byWilliam Axt
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 24, 1930 (1930-01-24)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


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  1. ^ "Obituary: Blanche Sweet, Film Actress". The New York Times. September 7, 1986. p. 42. Miss Sweet's three talkies were "Always Together" (1929), "The Woman Racket" and "The Silver Horde," (both 1930).
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Woman Racket
  4. ^ Night Hostess, Broadway play upon which The Woman Racket is based, at the Martin Beck Theatre, September 12, 1928 to December 1928;; accessed July 23, 2015.

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