CTVA US Crime - "Racket Squad" (Hal Roach Studios)(1950;1951-53) starring Reed Hadley

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Crime Drama Series

Racket Squad (1951-53)       Public Attorney (1954-55)
Racket Squad (1951-53)
(syndicated/re-run title "Captain Braddock")
Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Rina Fox, Cindy Rumbold,
Wendy Marshall (granddaughter of director William Beaudine)

Ken Lewetag - General Manger/co-owner KWVT UHF 17 - Willamette Valley Broadcasting
"local TV at its best" A part of Northwest Television, LLC -  Oregon
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references:
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UCLA Film & Television Archive
BFI British Film Institute

Currently Airing on : Northwest Television KWVT-UHF 17 (Salem, Oregon, USA)

A Showcase Production
Produced through the facilities of
Hal Roach Studios, Inc.
for
First-Run Syndication (1950)(season 0) (no details)
CBS (Thursdays 10:00 pm EST) (7June 1951 - Dec. 1952)
CBS (Thursdays 10:30 pm EST) (Jan 1953-July 1953)
CBS (Mondays 9:00 pm EST) (July 1953-Sept 28 1953)
Produced by Hal Roach, Jr. and Carroll Case

US Crime Drama series 1950 ; 1951-53 98 episodes x 30 min
starring
Reed Hadley
as Capt. John Braddock

Premise:
Reed Hadley plays Capt. John Braddock, your host in this crime series
that tells of rackets...the confidence game. You will see the people
who will "slap your back with one hand, and pick your pocket with the
other.
Reed Hadley later starred in the series "Public Defender" (1954-55)
as public defender Bart Matthews.

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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
ERLE C. KENTON, GEORGE BLAIR, JAMES FLOOD, JAMES TINLING,
HOWARD BRETHERTON, William Beaudine
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ASSISTANT DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
F.O.FRITZ COLLINGS, WILLIAM FORSYTH,DICK MODER
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
ROBERT C. DENNIS, BEN MARKSON, LEE LOEB, AL C.WARD, EDWARD E. SEABROOK,
EDWARD HALDEMAN
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS INCLUDED:
PHILIP TANNURA, NORBERT BRODINE, CLIFFORD STINE, BENJAMIN H. KLINE,
MACK STENGLER, JACK MACKENZIE
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FILM EDITORS INCLUDED:
GUY SCARPITTA,CHARLES CRAFT,THOMAS SCOTT

Con Man - 1 of 8
Con Man - 2 of 8
Con Man - 3 of 3
Con Man - 4 of 8

Con Man - 5 of 8
Con Man - 6 of 8
Con Man - 7 of 8
Con Man - 8 of 8

Racket Squad- Salted Mine (pt 1)
Racket Squad- Salted Mine (pt 2)
Racket Squad- Salted Mine (pt 3)

Racket Squad - Christmas Caper 1 of 3
Racket Squad - Christmas Caper 2 of 3
Racket Squad - Christmas Caper 3 of 3

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Some episodes may have aired in
syndication in 1950 before
the series went on to CBS Network
7Jun51
We have no details of these.

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CBS Thursdays 10:00 pm Eeastern
 
1.01 [--] Racket Squad: DON'T BE A SUCKER (possibly Serenade for a Sucker)
07Jun51 CBS Thurs
A gold mine swindle

1.02 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE SLIGHTLY USED CAR
14Jun51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Harry Lauter
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a suspicious case of false arrest. [RF]

1.03 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE BIG PUNCH
21Jun51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Forrest Taylor
Gloria Saunders
Joan Vohs
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a phony charity racket.

1.04 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE TWO LITTLE COUNTRY GIRLS [BFI]
(aka "Two Little Girls In the Country")
28Jun51 CBS Thurs
Written by Arthur Orloff
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Peggy Knudsen ......... Julie
Anne Kimbell .......... Jo Anne
Walter Wolf King ...... Tony
Bill Lechner
Byron Foulger
Synopsis:
Assistant hotel manager Harvey Anderson accuses a bellhop of
stealing $15,000 from a guest. Captain Braddock hears Anderson's
story and suspects that the guest may be a confidence woman who
has pulled this con in several other hotels. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Two young women participate in a clever scheme to fleece a swank New
York hotel. [RF]

1.05 [--] Racket Squad: HEAVEN FOR SALE (verified -SC)
05Jul51 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Written by Ben Markson
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
John Hoyt ............. Mr. Blanchard
Edith Angold .......... Katie
Thayer Roberts ........ Alex Karpen
Ruthelma Stevens ...... Fern Karpen
Synopsis:
A bereaved father contacts his dead daughter during a seance.
The request of the daughter is to have the necklace of her mother
with her in heaven. The man becomes suspicious and informs Braddock.
[SC]
Synopsis 2:
A man who blames himself for his daughter's death is taken in by a
fradulent medium. [TD]

1.06 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE SPANISH PRISONER
12Jul51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Forrest Taylor
Synopsis:
A man of means is approached on behalf of a political prisoner who
receives a letter from the prisoner supposedly held in Mexico. If the
person who receives a letter from the prisoner will put up the $10,000
needed to spring him, the prisoner will give the rescuer a third of the
$150,000 he has hidden. [RF]

1.07 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE NOT-SO-OLD MASTERS
19Jul51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Fred Essler
Carl Esmond
Fred Howard
Richard Powers
Synopsis:
Braddock goes after con men who sell fake paintings. [RF]

1.08 [--] Racket Squad: THE FABULOUS MR. JAMES
26Jul51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Marjorie Reynolds
Frank Wilcox
Douglass Dumbrille
Don Haggerty
Synopsis:
Braddock's men try to nail the gang peddling phony stocks and bonds. [RF]

1.09 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF JUST A LITTLE LARCENY
02Aug51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Frank Faylen
Joan Blair
Synopsis:
A bartender is duped by a pair of con artists. [RF]

1.10 [--] Racket Squad: THE DIAMOND THAT WASN'T
09Aug51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Rochelle Hudson
Howard Chamerlain
Morgan Farley
Johnny Downs
Synopsis:
Braddock looks into the case of a pawnbroker victimized by a clever
swindle. [RF]

1.11 [--] Racket Squad: THE STARMAKER
16Aug51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Mary Anderson
Richard Crane
Margia Dean
Gil Herman
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a phony talent agency. [RF]

1.12 [--] Racket Squad: BANK NIGHT (or NIGHT BANK)
23Aug51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Gordon Oliver
Jacqueline De Wit
John Qualen
Jimmie Dodd
Synopsis:
Two crooks fleece a small-town bank and its president. [RF]

1.13 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE PERPETUAL PELLET (verified -KL)
30Aug51 CBS Thur
Teleplay by Robert Dennis
Directed James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
June Vincent .......... Marian Paulsen
James Craven .......... Ralph P. Cahill
Stanley Andrews ....... Howard Paulsen
James Anderson ........ Don
Bernard Szold ......... Zelinka
Synopsis:
A man comes to town seeming to know a man only to get access to the country
club set, to place a "secret pellet" in his gas tank to change water into
fuel. [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

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CBS Thursdays, 10-10:30 pm Eastern

2.01 [14] Racket Squad: KITE HIGH [BFI]
6Sep51 CBS Thursday, 10-10:30 pm
Written by Charles S. Belden
Directed by William Beaudine
Guest Cast:
Robert Kent ............ Andy
Warren Douglas ...... Tom Underwood
Robert Shayne ......... Wally Wallace
Lois Hall
Carol Brewster
Synopsis:
A man leaves his home because of his nagging mother-in-law, goes to
Las Vegas to forget his troubles, and ends up losing his life savings
in a crooked card game.

2.02 [15] Racket Squad: SICK OLD MAN
13Sep51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Richard Benedict
Frank Puglia
Margaret Field
Synopsis:
Braddock aids an old man who was swindled out of his life savings. [RF]

2.03 [16] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE MIRACLE MUD
(a.k.a. "A Case of Miracle In the Mud")
20Sep51 CBS Thurs
Written by Lee Loeb
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Will Geer ............. Mr Robinson
Jess Barker ........... Jim Edwards
Linda Johnson ......... Mary Higgins
Robert Easton
William Benedict
Synopsis:
A man comes to town looking for a new home with a stream and more which he buys.
The man has a bad limp that seems to be cured when he soaks it in a Hot spring
on the property. He then tries to get the town to help fund a new mud bath venture.
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

2.04 [17] Racket Squad: SKIN GAME
27Sep51 CBS Thurs 10pm
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Tom Neal
Frank Jenks
Benay Venuta
Synopsis:
The Racket Squad probes a swindle involving worthless furs. [RF]

2.05 [18] Racket Squad: RACOON HUNT aka COON HUNT (verified -KL)
4Oct51 CBS Thur
Sponsored by Phillips Morris Cigarette
Teleplay by Giovanni Bello
Director George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Glenn Langan ........ Ford Huntington
John Harmon ......... Orville Green
John Phillips ....... Ted Watson
Keith Richards ...... Fred Brady
Louise Lorrimer ..... Mrs. Huntington
Snow Flake .......... Selwyn
Synopsis:
Taking a rich man Coon hunting only to have him think he killed
a man or did he? [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

2.06 [19] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE OLD FLAME
11Oct51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Charles Meredith
Synopsis:
A series of fires destroys heavily insured buildings. [RF]

2.07 [20] Racket Squad: THE BIG SECRET
18Oct51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lyle Talbot
Bill Tannen
Helene Millard
Gordon Clark
Synopsis:
Crooks make fraudulent claims that the freedom of Korean War prisoners
can be bought with money. [RF]

2.08 [21] Racket Squad: THE PERFECT MATCH
25Oct51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
John Vosper
Edward Ashley
Joanne Jordan
Synopsis:
The investigation of a big jewel swindle involves a romance under way. [RF]

 2.09 [22] Racket Squad: TWO FOR ONE (verified -RF)
01Nov51 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Jack Laird & Ty Cobb
Directed by James Tinling
Director of photography Philip Tannura A.S.C.
*
Production Manager: E.H. Goldstein
Assistant Director: Fritz Collings
Art Director: McClure Capps
Photographic Effects: Jack R. Glass
Edited by Charles Craft, A.C.E.
Sound: E. Raguse
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Cast:
John Eldredge ......... George Collins
Elisabeth Fraser ...... Cynthia
James Flavin .......... Johnson
Allen Mathews ......... Jurgins
Doug Evans ............ Morgan
Hal Dawson ............ Teller
Synopsis:
A normally honest businessman (John Eldredge) close to bankruptcy
tries for easy money when he is offered $20,000 in counterfeit
money for $10,000 in legitimate currency. [RF]

2.10 [23] Racket Squad: BABIES FOR SALE
08Nov51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Marjorie Lord
Richard Martin
Emmett Vogan
Virginia Carroll
Synopsis:
The Squad tries to smash a phony adoption racket. [RF]

2.11 [24] Racket Squad: THE SALTED MINE (verified -SC)
15Nov51 CBS Thurs
Racket Squad- Salted Mine (pt 1)
Racket Squad- Salted Mine (pt 2)
Racket Squqd- Salted Mine (pt 3)

Directed by George Blair
Teleplay by Giovanni Bello
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Richard Travis ........ Evan Davis
Percy Helton .......... Dad Miller
Robert Bray ........... Retter
Wade Crosby ........... Sam
Bill Kennedy .......... Sawyer
George Duchin ......... McGuire
Synopsis:
A friend of Captain Braddock has been cheated with a salted mine.
Braddock sets himself up for the same con game but is almost murdered
whilte bringing the Bunko men into justice. [SC]

2.12 [25] Racket Squad: THE VAIN WOMAN
22Nov51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lee Patrick
Frank Wilcox
George Meeker
Synopsis:
Braddock cracks down on illegal plastic surgery. [RF]

2.13 [26] Racket Squad: THE BILL OF SALE RACKET (verified -KL)
29Nov51 CBS Thur
Teleplayed by Ben Markson
Director James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Bob Rockwell ......... Jack
Helen Parish ......... Mildred
Bill Haade ........... Calhoun
Tim Grayham .......... Johnson
Bill Challee ......... Gus
Lucien Littlefield ... Preston
Synopsis:
A young couple is taken by a "escrow" scam that uses it to buy their gas
station but the money is not real and the gas station is resold leaving them
with nothing. [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

2.14 [27] Racket Squad: FIVE-STAR SWINDLE
06Dec51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Bestar
Chris Drake
Marjorie Riordan
Synopsis:
Braddock learns that the owners of small businesses are being
victimized by extortionists. [RF]

2.15 [28] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE WIDOW'S MITE
13Dec51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lynne Roberts
Margaret Dumont
Lester Mathews
Peter McCabe
Synopsis:
A slick con man preys upon gullible widows with small inheritances. [RF]

2.16 [29] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE CONDEMNED CATTLE
20Dec51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Dolores Mann
Robert Karnes
Synopsis:
Braddock sets a trap for cattle hijackers. [RF]

2.17 [30] Racket Squad: THE KNOCKOUT
27Dec51 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliott
Fay Roope
Synopsis:
A fixed prize fight brings the squad closer to nabbing the culprits.

2.18 [31] Racket Squad: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE [BFI] (verified -SC)
03Jan52 CBS Thurs

The Racket Squad - Accidently On Purpose - Billy Halop  (condensed)
Directed by George Blair
Written by Edward Haldeman
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
John Doucette ......... 'Square Deal' Danny
Ray Montgomery ........ Johnny Conway
Emily Heath ........... Sue Bailey
James Bell ............ Pete Johnson
Billy Halop ........... Salesman
Archie Twitchell ...... Police Officer
Bill Boyett ........... Mechanic
Barbara Woodell ....... Nurse
Synopsis:
An about-to-be-married couple, Johnny Conway and Sue Bailey, buy a
used car for their honeymoon. On the way home they have an accident
because of no brakes. Captain Braddock investigates the owner of the
car, 'Square Deal' Danny. [SC]

2.19 [32] Racket Squad: ROMANCE MARKET
10Jan52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Stewart Wade
Madge Blake
Synopsis:
Braddock sets out to expose a phony lonely-hearts setup. [RF]

2.20 [33] Racket Squad: BIG TRAP
17Jan52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Virginia Brissac
Larry J. Blake
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a bank swindle and finds the pretty teller
dipping into the tills. [RF]

2.21 [34] Racket Squad: DESPERATE MONEY (verified -KL)
24Jan52 CBS Thur
Teleplay by Erna Lazarus
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Fred Essler ....... Karl Muller
Aline Towne ....... Trudy Sanders
Frank Gustle ...... Joe
Bob Stevenson ..... Alan Muller
Henry Kulky ....... Gus
Lou Nova .......... 2nd Muscleman
Ted Christy ....... Muscleman
Raymond Hatton .... Mr. Harvey
Frank Kraig ....... Drunk
Darr Smith ........ Policeman
Synopsis:
An immigrant tailor is badly beaten by an iron-fisted loanshark. His
distraught family approach Captain Braddock for help. [RF]

2.22 [35] Racket Squad: THREE-RING CIRCUS
31Jan52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
starring: Reed Hadley as Capt. Braddock
Guest cast:
Iris Adrian
Wade Crosby
Synopsis:
An entire small town is taken over by a sharpie. [RF]

2.23 [36] Racket Squad: ONE ANGLE TOO MANY
07Feb52 CBS Thurs
starring: Reed Hadley as Capt. Braddock
Guest cast:
Kathleen O'Malley
Madge Meredith
Mary Castle
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates the case of a larcenous baby sitter. [RF]

2.24 [37] Racket Squad: FAIR EXCHANGE
14Feb52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
starring: Reed Hadley as Capt. Braddock
Guest cast:
Johnny Downs
Hillary Brooke
Synopsis:
The Squad zeroes in on a counterfeiting ring.

[--] 21Feb52 CBS Thurs "The Staff of Life" (postponed to 27Mar52)

2.25 [38] Racket Squad: THE WHITE CARNATION
21-Feb-1952 [Long Beach Independent] / (rerun 18Jun-1953 CBS Thurs)
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
James Warren
Benny Rubin
Ned Crawford
Bobby Watson (known as the "man with Hitler's face")
Synopsis:
Braddock sets out to trap an ex-convict responsible for a jewelry swindle.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
A glamourous star becomes involved with a debonair ex-convict who she supposes to be a wealthy man about town.[RF]
Synopsis 3:
A confidence man convicted three times, tries to avoid a fourth offense that can send him up for life in prison.[RF]

2.26 [39] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF OF THE HEARSE CHASERS (screen title) [BFI] (verified on film - RF/SC)
28Feb52 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Teleplay by Richard Carr & Jerome S. Gottler
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Adele Jergens ......... Virginia Christy
Jack 'Lash' LaRue ..... Lou Christy
Roy Regnier ........... Jess Cordell
Betty Blythe .......... Mrs. Burton
Herbert Wyandham ...... the Butler
Helen Holm ............ the Librarian
Synopsis:
A newly released forger is conned into painting a portrait of a
recently deceased man. His ex-cellmate, named Lou Christy, uses the
painting to try and solicit payment for a supposedly commissioned artwork. [SC]

2.27 [40] Racket Squad: C.O.D. HONEYMOON
06Mar52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Frances Rafferty
Alphonse Martell
Anthony Eisley (as Fred Eisley)
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates the case of a woman swindled at an auction.

2.28 [41] Racket Squad: HOME WRECKERS (verified -KL)
13Mar52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Ben Markson & Julia Harmon
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Frances Charles ....... Laurie
James Seay ............ Dan
Dorothy Gilcrest ...... Jane
Dorothy Bruce ......... Helen
Joy Lansing ........... Sandra (a.k.a. Joi Lansing)
Herbert Deans ......... Adams
Synopsis:
Lawyer impersonator and his assistant (Joi Lansing) take advantage
of estranged couples by encouraging divorce and charging exorbitant fees. [SC]

2.29 [42] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE MATCHMAKER (verified -RF)
20Mar52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Joy Page ............ May Norton
Richard Gaines
Stephen Bekassy
..... Paul Rostan
..... Larry Kozley, Stamp Shop Owner
Synopsis:
A bon vivant gets loans from a wealthy widow using a worthless stamp collection as collateral.
Synopsis 2:
Braddock's case involves a wealthy widow fleeced by a suave con man. [RF]

2.30 [43] Racket Squad: THE STAFF OF LIFE
27Mar52 CBS Thurs (postponed from 21Feb52)
Director James Tinling
Teleplay by Ed Maldeman
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Harry Carey, Jr.
Peter Adams
Paul Burns
Synopsis:
When a contest of who has the best wheat comes to town the whole town
enters just to prove a point of "the new or Old way is best" but little
do they know that they all are about to pay a little get a little but
the con man would have made out with a lot if not for the contest between
the two factions in town. [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]
Synopsis 2:
The Racket Squad aids farmers who were swindled. [RF]

2.31 [44] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE COLD DECK
03Apr52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Ewing Mitchell
Karin Booth
Paul Keast
Craig Kelly
Synopsis:
Braddock sets out to expose cardsharps operating on an ocean liner. [RF]

2.32 [45] Racket Squad: THE PHANTOM BIBLE
10Apr52 CBS Thurs (rerun 11Sep54)
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Russell Hicks
Virginia Christine
Synopsis:
A gang of thieves steal one of the few copies of the Gutenburg Bible
from a museum. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Braddock tries to recover a stolen Gutenberg Bible. [RF]

2.33 [46] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE EMPTY HOUSES
17Apr52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Eve McVeagh
Veda Ann Borg
Synopsis:
Braddock goes after the gang that specializes in robbing the homes of vacationers. [RF]

2.34 [47] Racket Squad: SERENADE FOR A SUCKER
24Apr52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Michael Hall
Maude Wallace
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a phony music publisher who preys on aspiring songwriters. [RF]

2.35 [48] Racket Squad: THE SOFT TOUCH (verified -KL)
01May52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Charles S. Belden
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lucia Carrol .......... Mona Sloan
Richard Walsh ......... Nevers
Don Gibson ............ Fred Apple
Joe Crenan ............ Aben Duncan
Arthur Lovejoy ........ Manager
Paul MCGuire .......... Phil Larkin
Jack Mulhall .......... Police Officer
Synopsis:
When two con groups, con each other one with counterfeit money the
other furs only the cops get what they want in the end.
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

[--] 08May52 no details

2.36 [49] Racket Squad: ONE FOR THE BOOKS
15May52 CBS Thurs
written by Muriel Roy Bolton
directed by George Blair
director of photography Jack MacKenzie
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Phyllis Coates
Tom Powers
Bob Clark
Herbert Lytton
Tyler McVey
Synopsis:
A bookstore buys a collection of rare volumes which turns out to be fake. [RF]

2.37 [50] Racket Squad: SHAKEDOWN
22May52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Marcia Mae Jones
Paul Guilfoyle
Synopsis:
A businessman is blackmailed by two men who pose as policemen. [RF]

2.38 [51] Racket Squad: THE FABULOUS FRAUD
29May52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Don Peters
Fortunio Bonanova
Anthony Caruso
Synopsis:
The exploits of a successful international swindler are recounted. [RF]

2.39 [52] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED MAN
05Jun52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Harold Maresch
Susan Morrow
John Alvin
Synopsis:
A refugee who fears deportation is victimized by blackmailers. [RF]

2.40 [53] Racket Squad: A PLACE FOR GRANDMA [BFI](verified -KL)
12Jun52 CBS Thurs
Written by Erna Lazarus
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Mabel Paige ........... Grandma (Mrs. Davies)
Mary Young ............ Miss Hopkins
Liz Slifer ............ Mrs Ferris
Nelson Leigh .......... Mr. Davies (Ray)
Ruth Clifford ......... Mrs. Davies
Sally Frazer .......... Helen Davies
John Kennedy .......... Fred Lister
Synopsis:
A Boarding house for elderly woman is the scene for a way to get money
and at the same time take advantage of the woman’s money on the promise
of life care. [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

2.41 [54] Racket Squad: MONEY TO BURN
19Jun52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Douglass Dumbrille
Sarah Spenser
Oliver Cliff
Synopsis:
A theatrical producer sells more than total interest in a play which,
much to his chagrin, turns out to be a hit. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
Braddock sets out to expose a crooked theatrical producer. [RF]

2.42 [55] Racket Squad: BLOOD MONEY
26Jun52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Pat Waltz
Martha Hyer
Jim Hayward
George Lloyd
Synopsis:
Servicemen on leave are extended a long welcoming arm by local gyp joints. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
The Squad tries to nail crooks who prey on servicemen. [RF]

2.43 [56] Racket Squad: THE LONG SHOT (verified -KL)
03Jul52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by George Carleton Brown & Edward Seabrook
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Robert Rockwell ....... Don Kerby
Noel Neill ............ Peggy Dawson
George Pembroke ....... Nate
Helen Spring .......... Mrs. Kerby
Robert Watson ......... Mr. Gibson
Timothy Carey ......... Frankie
Synopsis 1:
A Truck Driver's mom buys an Irish Sweepstakes ticket that wins, but
she doesn't know it's bogus, and the crooks want it back. Look for
Bob Rockwell (Mr. Boynton in Our Miss Brooks) and Noel Neil (Lois Lane in Superman) in this episode.
(with original Pall Mall cigarette commercials)
Synopsis 2:
Con men run a phony race lottery. [TD]

[--] 10Jul52 no details

2.44 [57] Racket Squad: THE CON GAMUT
17Jul52 CBS Thurs
written by Will Gould
directed by Erle C. Kenton
director of photography Norbert Brodine
Guest Cast:
Lisa Howard
King Donovan
Walter Wolf King
William Gould
Lynn DeHaven
Buff Brady
Al Hill
Art Loeb
Paul Birch
Synopsis:
The San Francisco Racket Squad runs the crime gamut from the penny-
pinching punk operator to the well-organized syndicates. [TD]

[--] 24July - no details

2.45 [58] Racket Squad: ANYONE CAN BE A SUCKER [BFI] (verified -KL)
31Jul52 CBS Thur
Written by Warren Wilson
Directed by James Flood
director of photography Norbert Brodine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Nancy Valentine ....... Vivian
James Flavin .......... Morgan
Louis Gene Heydt ...... Stanley (Crosset)
Sam Hearne ............ Smiley
Frank Richards ........ Rowdy
Doug Evans ............ Race Caller
Harold Kennedy ........ Desk Clerk
Sue Casey ............. Other Girl
Synopsis 1:
A beautiful woman and her male partner con a bookie and then the woman
schemes to murder her partner. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A big-time racketeer gets a dose of his own medicine from his own kind when a
betting con and a pretty lady bet on his soft heartedness
[TD][Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

2.46 [59] Racket Squad: THE SMOKE EATER
(a.k.a. "The Fire Eater" a.k.a. "The Strange Case of James Doyle")
07Aug52 CBS Thurs
Written by Arthur E. Orloff
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Fay Roope.............. James J. Doyle
Paul Fix .............. Charlie Cooper
Dayton Lummis ......... Doctor
Thurston Hall
Rayford Barnes
Synopsis:
A man poses as a fire inspector in order to cash in on the small
bribes used to encourage inspectors to overlook petty violations. [TD]

2.47 [60] Racket Squad: PICK A NUMBER
14Aug52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Edgar Barrier
Stanley Andrews
Tim Ryan
Synopsis:
A meek clerk discovers that the numbers he releases at the clearing
house where he works are the ones used by men running a numbers game.

2.48 [61] Racket Squad: KNOW YOUR FAMILY TREE
21Aug52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
John Hubbard
Synopsis:
Swindlers make a sweet bundle working on the assumption that
socialites with their noses in the air and eyes on their past can't
be keeping too careful a watch over their wallets. [TD]

2.49 [62] Racket Squad: ONE MORE DREAM [BFI]
28Aug52 CBS Thurs
Written by Will Gould
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Director of Photography Norbert Brodine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Fritz Feld........... Commodore
Harry Tyler .......... Titos Meely
Margo Woode
Clark Howat
Wayne Hefley
Synopsis:
A "scientist" who has invented a machine with "mystical powers"
collects handsomely from a greedy investor. [TD]

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############## season 3 1952-53 ##############
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CBS Thursdays 10:00pm Eastern (4Sep52-2Jul53)
CBS Thursdays 10:30 pm Eastern (Jan 1953-July 1953)
CBS Mondays 9:00pm Eastern (from 7Jul53-Sep53)

3.01 [63] Racket Squad: CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK
04Sep52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Billy Gray
Synopsis:
Braddock tries to stop a gang who use children and stolen government
checks to fleece store owners of merchandise and money.

3.02 [64] Racket Squad: HEARTBREAK FOR SALE
11Sep52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Synopsis:
A man you blames himself for his daughter's death is taken in by a
fradulent medium. "Money to Burn" A theatrical producer sells more
than total interest in a play which, much to his chagrin, turns out
to be a hit. [RF]

3.03 [65] Racket Squad: CHARGE IT, PLEASE
18Sep52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Angela Greene
Douglas Evans
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates cases of charge-account forgeries. [RF]

3.04 [66] Racket Squad: A LETTER FROM TESSIE
25Sep52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Cathy Downs
Ian MacDonald
Synopsis:
Braddock goes after an attractive extortionist who preys on lonesome
men. [RF]

3.05 [67] Racket Squad: THE EXPENSIVE TUMBLE
02Oct52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Ron Haggerty
Jane Frazee
Frances Brandt
Synopsis:
Braddock goes after people specializing in staging phony accidents. [RF]

3.06 [68] Racket Squad: BEAUTY FOR HIRE (see #3.31)
09Oct52 CBS Thurs
starring Reed Hadley
Guest cast:
Karen Sharpe
Dorothy Patric
Joe Sawyer
Synopsis:
A model agency racket is exposed as a prostitution ring. [RF]

3.07 [69] Racket Squad: LOST AND FOUND
16Oct52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Synopsis:
A gang steals dogs and later returns them to collect the rewards.

3.08 [70] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE FRAUDULENT SUIT CLUB [BFI]
23Oct52 CBS Thur
Written by Will Gould
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
King Donovan ......... Swifty
Jorja Curtright ...... Dorothy
Alf Kjellin .......... Gene Turner
Veda Ann Borg ........ Myrna
Synopsis:
A clothing business sells inferior garments for high prices. [RF]

3.09 [71] Racket Squad: THE FRONT MAN
30Oct52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Sig Arno
Synopsis:
Braddock aids a refugee involved in an oil swindle. [RF]

3.10 [72] Racket Squad: AT YOUR SERVICE
06Nov52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Maurice Marsac
Gladys Holland
Synopsis:
The Squad's targets: crooked employment agencies. [RF]

3.11 [73] Racket Squad: THE LABEL SWITCHERS
13Nov52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Jeff Donnell
Synopsis:
A chain store gyp whereby a gang operating int the neighborhood
duplicates the stores' labels and places them on articles, therby getting them
much cheaper than they are marked by the store. [RF]
(Synd rerun: 22Oct56 Mon WABD Dumont New York City 9pm) [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Labels of a reputable store appear on inferior merchandise.

3.12 [74] Racket Squad: BLESSED EXPENSE (verified -KL)
20Nov52 CBS Thur
Teleplay by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Ross Ford ............ Joe Simpson
Donna Martell ........ Betty Simpson
Andrew Tombes ........ Mr. Millhaver
Allen Jenkins ........ Harry Tregaskis
William (Bill) Phillips .... Mr. Burton
Frank O'Connor ........... Doctor
Synopsis 1:
Story of how getting a little money from a insurance scam, to help with the
new baby can get out of control. [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]
Synopsis 2:
Braddock is on the trail of con men who fleece expectant parents. [RF]

3.13 [75] Racket Squad: STRICTLY LEGAL
27Nov52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Eiler
Hal Hackett
Synopsis:
A likable salesman sells elaborate patios and home improvements
to unsuspecting homeowners, with the ultimate goal obtaining their property through foreclosure.

3.14 [76] Racket Squad: FLIGHT OF THE FLYING FISH
04Dec52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
George Chandler
Phyllis Kennedy
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates fake "business opportunity" ads.

3.15 [77] Racket Squad: ELEPHANT IN STOCKINGS
11Dec52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Gloria Winters
Dan Mummert
Gordon Jones
Synopsis:
A salesman devises a foolproof scheme to get rid of defective merchandise. [RF]

3.16 [78] Racket Squad: FALSE TAPE
18Dec52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
John Hubbard
Lucille Barkley
Synopsis:
Braddock tries to expose blackmailers. [RF]

3.17 [79] Racket Squad: THE CHRISTMAS CAPER (verified -KL)
Prod. no. 082
25Dec52 CBS Thur
Racket Squad - Christmas Caper 1 of 3
Racket Squad - Christmas Caper 2 of 3
Racket Squad - Christmas Caper 3 of 3
Teleplay by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Carrigan ......... Mr. Dooley
John L. Coogan ......... Pennington
Alan Dexter ............ Castle
John Phillips .......... Detective
Willie Best ............ Janitor
Louis Lettieri ......... Grover
Jeri Lou James ......... Anne Marie
Paul Keast ............. Mr. Hastings
Argetnina Brunetti ..... Mrs. Scarpita
Frances Drew ........... Young Woman
William Fawcett ........ 2nd Santa Claus
Synopsis 1:
The story of conmen who take advantage of an elderly man whom they
hire as a sidewalk Santa. The money he raises goes into their pockets,
and not to charity as he had been told.
Synopsis 2:
A kindly older man befriended by kids in his tenement home wants to bring
a real Christmas to the kids get involved with a "charity" scam but all
is well on this Racket Squad Christmas special
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]
Synopsis 3:
The Squad investigates fraudulent Christmas clubs.[RF]

----------------------
CBS Thursdays 10:30 pm
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3.18 [80] Racket Squad: THE SYSTEM (verified -SC)
01Jan53 CBS Thurs
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Teleplay by Rik Vollaerts
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lola Albright ......... Nancy Metcalfe
William Ching ......... Don Riordan
Pierre Watkin ......... Frank Metcalfe
Keith Richards ........ George
Synopsis:
Don Riordan falls for a young woman at a local resort.
She tells Don that her father has a 'system' for beating
horse races. The father sells the 'system' to Don, who in
turn loses a large sum of money. Don informs Braddock about
the Metcalfe's and an investigation begins. [SC]

[Now alternating with "I've Got A Secret"]

3.19 [81] Racket Squad: BABY FACED CON
29Jan53 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
************************* no details **************************

3.20 [82] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE DANCING LADY [BFI][verified -SC]
12Feb53 CBS Thurs
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Teleplay by Lee Loeb
Director of Photography Norbert Brodine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Jan Clayton ........... Mary Morgan
Hugh Beaumont ......... Timothy Morgan
Anthony Caruso ........ Antoine Webster
Shirley Tegge ......... Dance Hostess
Edith Elliott ......... Mrs. Morgan
Fred Sherman .......... Webster
Diane Furtier ......... Miss Barrett
Claudia Drake ......... Mabel
John Close ............ Joe
Bob Keyes ............. The Detective
Synopsis:
A recently married woman is blackmailed by the owner of a dance
studio who threatens her with a revealing staged compromising photo.
The woman's husband suspects something, and goes to see Captain
Braddock who investigates. [SC]

3.21 [83] Racket Squad: HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER [BFI] (verified from "Serie Noire" video)
26Feb53 CBS Thur
A Showcase Production
Produced through the facilities of the
Hal Roach Studios, Inc. Hollywood, California
A Telecine Re-Production
Produced by Hal Roach, Jr. and Carroll Case
Teleplay by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Directed by Howard Bretherton
*
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
James Gleason ........ Longshot
Don Garner ........... Jerry
Henry Kulky .......... Socco
Dan Seymour .......... Harry Stoker
Frank Hagney ......... Bit Man
*
Production Manager E.H. Goldstein
Photography: Norbert Brodine, A.S.C.
Asssitant Director: William Forsyth
Art Director: McClure Capps
Photographic Effects: Jack R. Glass
Edited by Charles Craft, A.C.E.
Sound by E. Raguse
Synopsis 1:
An elderly gambler known as Long Shot poses as a deaf hobo in
order to receive handouts that he can use for gambling. Local
gangsters already running a similar citywide racket don't take
it lightly when Long Shot tries to beat them at their own game. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Braddock cracks down on organized begging. [RF]

3.22 [84] Racket Squad: A FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE
12Mar53 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Charles Meredith
Synopsis:
The squad investigate a racket where farmers are tricked into joining a
fake union. [RF]

3.23 [85] Racket Squad: THE ANTIQUE RACKET
26Mar53 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Grandon Rhodes
Percy Helton
*********************** no synopsis *************************

3.24 [86] Racket Squad: GIRL IN THE MINK COAT
09Apr53 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Peggie Castle
James Warren
Synopsis:
Braddock sets out to trap crooks who prey on furriers. [RF]

3.25 [87] Racket Squad: THE BIG TOUCH
23Apr53 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Richard Benedict
Snub Pollard
Christine Larson
Synopsis:
A syndicate tries to force a disc jockey to tip off race-horse winners
by playing certain songs. [RF]

[Now repeats alternating with "I've Got A Secret"]

[--] 18Jun-1953 CBS Thurs - Rerun of "The White Carnation" (first aired 21-Feb-1952)

3.26 [88] Racket Squad: TAKE A LITTLE, LEAVE A LITTLE (verified -KL) [ Rerun?]
2Jul53 CBS Thur
Teleplay by Ed Haldeman
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Jackson Halliday
Jane wurster
Harry Tyler
Griff Barnett
Carleton Young
Earle McVeigh
Ivan Parry
Ben Mazer
Synopsis 1:
Investing in an Oil well with a 10 year payback is not all
that it is cracked up to be in something ALMOST legal
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]
Synopsis 2:
Businessmen are conned into participating in a phony oil deal. [RF]

-----------------------------------
[Now resumes Monday 9:30-10:00 CBS]
-----------------------------------


3.27 [89] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF LADY LUCK
06Jul53 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts
Dawn Addams
John Hubbard
Hillary Brooke
Hal March
Damian O'Flynn
Synopsis:
Braddock tracks down a team of cardsharps. [RF]

3.28 [90] Racket Squad: THE GENTLER SEX
13Jul53 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Synopsis:
The Squad goes after swindlers who sell nonexistent businesses. [RF]

3.29 [91] Racket Squad: SALE VALUE
20Jul53 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Douglas Dumbrille
Synopsis:
Recently released convict becomes involved in a scheme to swindle a
man out of his life's work, a successful pottery company.

3.30 [92] Racket Squad: PHONY PHOTO CONTEST (see #3.6)
27Jul53 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Karen Sharpe
*********************** no synopsis ******************

3.31 [93] Racket Squad: FRADUALENT NURSERY SCHOOL
03Aug53 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Mimi Gibson
Susan Alexander
*********************** no synopsis ******************

3.32 [94] Racket Squad: WIFE OF MANY ALIASES - aka - ROMANCE UNLIMITED (verified -KL)
aka THE FRAUD CASE (verified -RF)
10Aug53 CBS Mon
Produced by Hal Roach, Jr.
Teleplay by Herbert Moulton
Directed by Paul Guilfoyle
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Christian Drake ....... Chuck Martin
Gloria Saunders ....... Karen Spencer
Marlo Dwyer ........... Grace Kellogg
Dorothy Adams ......... Mrs. Martin
Michael O'Brien ....... Sgt. Justin
Bill Baldwin .......... Postman
Paul Brinegar ......... Janitor Dorset
Bob Easton ............ Tex
Bob Carraher .......... Cop
*
Production Manager ......... E.H. Goldstein
Director of Photography .... Norbert Brodine, A.S.C.
Assistant Director ......... William Forsyth
Art Director ............... Gene Lourie
Photographic Effects ....... Jack R. Glass
Edited by .................. Charles Craft A.C.E.
Set Decorations ............ Rudy Butler
Sound ...................... Elmer Raguse
Synopsis 1:
Story of a wife of nine men so she can collect their Military money while
they are serving abroad and the one husband that caught her.
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]
Synopsis 2:
Braddock cracks down on women who commit bigamy to get Army allotment checks. [RF]
Synopsis: "The Fraud Case"
A returning GI serviceman, learns that his wife is a grifter and is taken advantage of. [RF]

3.33 [95] Racket Squad: IMPATIENT HEIR
17Aug53 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Lydon
Frances Rafferty
Lou Krugman
Synopsis:
The Squad handles the case of an heir who is swindled.

3.34 [96] Racket Squad: DIAMOND SMUGGLERS
24Aug53
Guest Cast:
Mary Beth Hughes
John Bromfield
*********************** no synopsis ******************

3.35 [97] Racket Squad: STING OF FATE [BFI]
31Aug53 CBS Mon
Directed by Arnold Laven
Guest Cast:
Tom Brown Henry
Guest Cast: [BFI]
El Brendel ............. George Webber
Steve Brodie............. Mr Carey
Catherine Macleod ....... Linda Carey
Sidney Clute
Harlan Warde
Synopsis:
Captain Braddock exposes a fraudulent accident claim racket.
(Syndicated rerun: 12Apr57 on WABD-5, New York City)

3.36 [98] Racket Squad: THE SURE THING
07Sep53
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Milburn Stone
Synopsis:
Braddock tries to break a bookmaking operation. [RF]

=========================================
Some unmatched episode titles or 'a.k.a.s'
=========================================

x.xx [--] Racket Squad: SWEET CHARITY (verified -KL)
This episode clearly states "I call this show "Sweet Charity".
Teleplay by Doris Gilbert
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
June Hillman ......... Mrs. Harrison
Barbara Fuller ....... Jill Stone
Mervin Williams ...... Mr. North
Tristam Coffin ....... Kevin MacKenzie
Sam Flint ............ Mr. Harrison
Shirley O'Hara ....... Mrs. Grant
Barbara Billinsly .... Irene Caldwell
Jean Borden .......... Rousseau
Synopsis 1:
Story about giving to a charity and how it can be a scam.
Synopsis 2:
Braddock investigates a suspicious charity organization. [RF]
Note:
A small part for Barbara Billingsley who will go on to be Leave it to Beavers mom June Cleaver.
Note:
It looks as to be in the later years based on "the look". It does NOT have any Phillip Morris spot in it.
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]


x.xx [--] Racket Squad: SMALL TOWN RACKET
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: THE MASTER FISHERMAN
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF NO QUESTIONS ASKED
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE MISSING CATTLE
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: DARLING, YOU SHOULD WRITE
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: DEAR MOM GAMBIT
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: DIVINE LADY
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: FIGURES DON'T LIE
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: FOOLS RUSH IN
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: FRIGHTENED MAN
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: MUSCLE BEACH
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: NO QUESTIONS ASKED
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: ONE FOR THE ROAD

x.xx [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE DIRTY MONEY
1953 [Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

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