Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 24, 1932

Rackety Rax (Fox) is a brilliant travesty on college football and racketeering. It starts when a gangster, Knucks McGloin (Victor McLaglen) is escorted to his first football game by his publicity agent. Speed Bennett (Arthur Pierson).

Speed: Now listen, chief, you can't fool with football. It's the only serious thing left any more. . . .

Knucks: I've made up my mind. We gotta get a college.

Speed: How are you going to do it?

Knucks: That's easy. We'll capture a college. I'll pick one out and surround it with gorillas.

Persuaded to choose a more temperate...

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