Quick Millions (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Truck driver Spencer Tracy claims he's "too lazy to work and too nervous to steal", but he gets mixed up in racketeering all the same. Organizing a trucking association, he lines his pockets by demanding protection money from the other drivers. Naturally, Tracy's underhanded business practices make him a pillar of the community. He plans to marry a society girl (Marguerite Churchill), who loves another. When she spurns him, Tracy arranges to have the girl kidnapped. Instead, his henchman turn on him (they've gotten a better offer) and take Tracy on a one-way ride. The first film for writer-director Rowland Brown (something of an expert on gangsters), Quick Millions is a rugged example of Spencer Tracy's earliest movie work.

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extortion, kidnapping, rackets [corruption], truckdriver