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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Darryl Zanuck sent the script
of “Les Miserables” to Jose Perrer
in New York.
Carl Brisson, who had most of
his fortune tied up in English
Pounds, has just learned that the
British government is paying him
$75,000 for his furniture, paintings
and antiques destroyed during the
(Released by the North American
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