"Racket" ( eng. The Racket ) is an American black and white silent film, a crime drama directed by Lewis Milstone , released in 1928. The main roles involved Thomas Meagan and Marie Prevost . The first film nominated for an Oscar in the category " Best Film "  .
|In the main|
|Thomas Meagan |
Honest police captain James McQuigg ( Thomas Meagan ) makes a promise to destroy a powerful smuggling system, protected by corrupt politicians and judges.
|Thomas Meagan||James McQuigg|
|Marie Prevost||Helen Hayes|
|Louis Vulheim||Nick Scarzi|
|George E. Stone||Joe Scarzi|
|J. Pat Collins||patrol johnson|
|Henry Sidley||Spike corcoran|
|Sam De Grasse||district attorney harry welsh|
Because of the scenes depicting the American police and the city government is not at its best, the film was banned in Chicago .  Today, there is only one copy of the film, which is stored in the archives of the Las Vegas Film Department. 
The film is the first feature film (in conjunction with Seventh Heaven ), ever nominated for the prestigious Academy Award in the Best Film category. [one]