Dance Hall Racket is a low-budget but intriguing 1953 film featuring Lenny Bruce, who wrote the script, and his wife Honey Harlow. The movie involves a proprietor of a sleazy dance hall who finds himself mixed up with gangsters and his own girls. Probably for Bruce completists only, this film, reminiscent of a home movie if your home is a mental institution (and whose isn't?), basically has one set and only a few characers. Directed by Phil Tucker, purveyor of such fare as Broadway Jungle and The Cape Canaveral Monsters, this crudely shot opus wouldn't qualify as a B movie, but it does provide its own extremely low-grade fascination, if only for the chance to watch the young Lenny Bruce try to make it work. Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 â August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Phil Tucker (1927 — November 30, 1985) was an American film director, writer and producer. ...
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