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Fights 'Racket7 In Keith's Film "THE RACK FT." «n RKO picture, pro duced bv Edmund Grsinser. directed by John Cromwell, screenplay by William Wis ter Haines and W. R. Burnett; based on play by Bartlett Cormack. At Keith's. The Cast. Captain McQuics_Robert Mitchum Irene _Lisabeth Scott Hide _ Robert Ryan Johnson —-William Telman Welch - -Rar Collins Mary MeQulg*_Jbyce MacKenzle Ames r _ Robert Hutton Luc* Johnson_Virginia Huston Turrit _William Conrad Delaney _Walter Sande Chief Crais_Les Tremayne Connolly _ Don Porter Sullivan _Walter Baldwin Joe Scanlon_ Brett Kins Jnrlsht _Richard Karlan Tony _Tito Vuolo By Harry MacArthur You might think that the movie makers, witnessing all that at tention attracted awhile back by the Senate Crime Investigating Committee, would turn to and erupt with a flood of films about rackets and racketeers. And you’d be absolutely right, too. The flood is flowing and there Is a frighten ing possibility that it may go on and become something for which Senator Kefauver never will be able to escape blame. The latest movie adventure in Hollywood Diary * By Sheilah Graham HOLLYWOOD. ! Elizabeth Taylor’s leading lad in “Roman Holiday” will be top star Alan Ladd. William Wyler, aces-high again because of his fine "detective story” direction, will put Lizzie and Ladd through their paces. Jean Pierre Aumont is due in Hollywood next week to settle Maria Montez’s estate. Jean is still in a daze over Maria’s tragic death. spired by the Senate inspection of hoods and their high-placed bosses is “The Racket,” which is what you will find Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan and Lizabeth Scott making a lot of at Keith's. Mitchum plays an honest cop and Ryan plays a crooked local power who is having trouble adapting his rugged ways to the politer illegalities of the Syndi cate, which has moved in. In fact, he doesn’t adapt at all, which is what leads to his down fall as much as Mitchum’s honesty does. Ryan’s real trouble is that he Rita Hayworth can’t escape from “Gilda.” The life story of Gilda Gray, famous shimmy dancer of the ’twenties, will be offered to Rita, who made her biggest success in the picture of that name. William Holden, incidentally, may join Rita’s comeback picture, “Girl From Amen Alley.” Nancy Sinatra is asking $250, 000 for the Holmby Hills palace she used to share with Frankie. It will take a long time for Nancy has probably the dumbest brother anyone ever had. This boy has the poor judgment, when stealing a car to visit his girl (Miss Scott) one night, to decide on one no less conspicuous than one of the three Rolls Royces in town. He gets arrested by one of Mitchum’s boys and sets in motion a chain of events which ultimately has Ryan nabbed on a murder rap. The William Wister Halnes-W. R. Burnett screenplay, based on a play by Barlett Cormack, is a fairly lively melodrama. Director John Cromwell keeps it crackling along at a fast and often noisy I .lafctet Miss Toy lor Gets Ladd As Next Leading Man to get over the breakup of her marriage. > Clark Gable won’t make any pictures until he reaches some set tlement with Sylvia. Could keep him off the screen for years, be cause Sylvia and lawyer Jerry Geisler can be very stubborn, too. Bette Davis is planning to star on Broadway next season in Terry Rattigan’s “Deep Blue Sea.’’ Bette has had a yen to return to the legit theater for years. Jane Wyatt loves television. "I’m clip, too, and even gives it a moderate amount of the semi documentary touch. Michum and Ryan are properly rugged, William Talman does a good job as an honest rookie cop and William Conrad contributes that fat sinister type he usually is found playing. Miss Scott im personates a saloon singer the like of which this connoisseur ol saloon singers never encountered in a number of years devoted to the hobby, thank goodness. If this is a gangster’s moll, crime cer tainly doesn’t pay. doing half-hour TV films—we make them in two days,” Jane tells me. “I Just drive in from Santa Barbara for a week, and home again for the week end.” John Garfield’s “Gamma Peo ple” movie is abandoned. The finance wasn’t forthcoming. Jerry Lewis, spotted by Judy Garland in the audience at the Palace, was called on stage, and what a show the pair put on. Betty Hutton won’t sing on or off screen for at least six months. She did not rest her voice long enough after the operation on her vocal cords. There cannot even be whispering after such an opera tion. Darryl Zanuck sent the script of “Les Miserables” to Jose Perrer in New York. 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