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The Big Shakedown 1934

  • John Francis Dillon
  • January 6, 1934
  • 61 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama
Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies.
Former bootlegger Nick Barnes pressures neighborhood druggist Jimmy Morrell into making cut-rate drugs. The money makes it possible for Jimmy to marry Norma Frank, a pharmacy clerk. Expecting a baby, she wants Jimmy to quit the racket. Beaten by the mob, Jimmy works on, diluting the medications still further. Norma is rushed to the hospital for a premature delivery and given bogus medication. .

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