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, Cindy Rumbold, /  Rina Fox [Updated Dec 2017]
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
ken@kwvtsalem.com    www.kwvtsalem.com 

references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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.

[Voice of Reed Hadley] "What you are about to see is a real-life story taken from the files of police racket
and bunco squads, business protective associations, and similar sources all over the country. It is intended
to expose the confidence game, the carefully worked out frauds by which confidence men take more money each
year from the American public than all the bank robbers and thugs with their violence."

[Program Close] " I'm closing this case now, but there'll be others because that's the way the world is built.
Remember, there are people who can slap you on the back with one hand and pick your pocket with the other-and
it could happen to you."

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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

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Some episodes may have aired in syndication in 1950 before
the series went on to CBS Network on 07-Jun-1951
We have no details of these.

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CBS Thursdays 10:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Racket Squad: DON'T BE A SUCKER (possibly Serenade for a Sucker)
07Jun51 CBS Thurs
Written by Arthur Orloff
Directed by James Tinling
starring Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Griff Barnett
Louise Currie
Keith Richards
Milburn Stone
Synopsis:
A conman and woman use children to cash welfare and checks stolen from mailboxes.

1.02 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE SLIGHTLY USED CAR
14Jun51 CBS Thurs
Written by Charles Shows
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Harry Lauter ......... Albert Shane
Patricia Wright ..... Millie Shane
Russell Hicks ....... Kenneth Durwin
Morris Ankurm ..... Murdock
John Eldredge ..... John Armstrong
Robert Foulk ........ Joe Laws
Harry Hayden ....... Connors
Lane Chandler ..... Police Officer
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a suspicious case of false arrest.

1.03 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE BIG PUNCH
21Jun51 CBS Thurs
Written by Charles Belden
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Forrest Taylor
Gloria Saunders
Joan Vohs
Kristine Miller
Gordon Jones
Lois Adrian
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a phony charity racket.

1.04 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE TWO LITTLE COUNTRY GIRLS
28Jun51 CBS Thurs
(aka "Two Little Girls In the Country")
Written by Arthur Orloff
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Peggy Knudsen ......... Julie
Byron Foulger .............. Harvey Anderson
Anne Kimbell ............... Jo Anne
Walter Wolf King ......... Tony
Billy Lechner ................ Billy
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.

1.05 [--] Racket Squad: HEAVEN FOR SALE
05Jul51 CBS Thurs
Written by Ben Markson
Directed by James Tinling
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]

1.06 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE SPANISH PRISONER
12Jul51 CBS Thurs
Written by Charles Shows
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Forrest Taylor
Gloria Saunders
Alberto Morin
Joan Vohs
Ruth Lee
Pedro Regas
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
Written by Charles Shows
Directed by James Tinling
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.

1.08 [--] Racket Squad: THE FABULOUS MR. JAMES
26Jul51 CBS Thurs
Written by Charles Shows
Directed by James Tinling
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.

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

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

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

1.12 [--] Racket Squad: BANK NIGHT
23Aug51 CBS Thurs
Written by Charles Shows
Directed by James Tinling
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.

1.13 [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE PERPETUAL PELLET [Verified on Film]
30Aug51 CBS Thurs
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 Stephens
Bernard Szold ............. Prof. Carl Zelinka
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Director of photography .. Phil Tannura A.S.C.
Production Manager ....... E.H. Goldstein
Assistant Director ....... Bill Forsyth
Photographic Effects ..... J.R. Glass
Edited by ................ Thomas Scott A.C.E.
Sound .................... William Randall

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
https://archive.org/details/RacketSquadTvShow
06Sep51 CBS Thurs 10-10:30 pm
Written by Charles S. Belden
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Robert Kent ................ Andy
Warren Douglas ........ Tom Underwood
Robert Shayne ........... Wally Wallace
Lois Hall ....................... Connie Underwood
Carol Brewster ........... Sherry Pine
Cecil Weston ............... Mrs. Ash
Ferris Taylor ................ Professor
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.

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
Directed by William Asher
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Will Geer .................... Harry Robinson
Jess Barker .............. Jim Edwards
Linda Johnson ......... Mary Higgins
Paul Cavanagh ......... Harrington
Alvin Hurwitz ........... Peters
Harvey Dunn ............. Ed
Erville Alderson ........ Charlie
Robert Easton .......... Joe the Desk Clerk
William Benedict ....... Messenger
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
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.

2.05 [18] Racket Squad: RACOON HUNT (aka COON HUNT) [Verified on Film]
04Oct51 CBS Thurs
Sponsored by Phillips Morris Cigarette
Teleplay by Giovanni Bello
Directed by 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
Matt McHugh .......... Charlie
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 ...... Mr. Xavier
Elaine Riley ................ Mary Conroy
Clark Howard ............ Pat Conroy
Hank Patterson ........ Tom Taylor
Herman Stevens ...... Grady
Wendy Howard ........ Secretary
Fred Groff .................. Police Clerk
Synopsis:
A series of fires destroys heavily insured buildings.

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

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.

2.09 [22] Racket Squad: TWO FOR ONE
01Nov51 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Jack Laird & Ty Cobb
Directed by James Tinling

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
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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

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.

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.

2.11 [24] Racket Squad: THE SALTED MINE
15Nov51 CBS Thurs
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 while bringing the Bunko men into justice. [SC]

2.12 [25] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE VAIN WOMAN
22Nov51 CBS Thurs
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lee Patrick ................ Virginia Langley
Frank Wilcox ............. Howard Langley
Dorothy Granger ...... Molly Wyatt
George Meeker .......... Harrison Conway
Anne Whitfield ........... Mary Langley
Christine McIntyre .... Mrs. Abercrombie
Rusty Stevens ........... Detective
Stanley Farrar ............ Doctor
Frances Chisholm .... Miss Jones
Bernice Simmons ..... Nurse
Doris Brealey ............. Landlady
Synopsis:
Braddock cracks down on illegal plastic surgery.

2.13 [26] Racket Squad: THE BILL OF SALE RACKET  [Verified on Film]
29Nov51 CBS Thurs
Teleplay 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.

2.15 [28] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE WIDOW'S MITE
13Dec51 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Lynne Roberts ........... Carol Adams
Lester Mathews .......... Ben Milford
Pierre Watkin ............... Robert Marshfield
Peter McCabe .............. Pierce
Esther Somers ............ Mrs. Sandell
James Diehl ................. Arnold
Jayne Hazzard ............ Miss Manning
Sandra Spence ........... Milford's Secretary
Willie Best ..................... Cleaner
Margaret Dumont ...... Landlady
Synopsis:
A slick con man preys upon gullible widows with small inheritances.

2.16 [29] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE CONDEMNED CATTLE
20Dec51 CBS Thurs
Written by R. Stewart & M. Randall
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Dolores Mann .......... Sue Daley
Robert Karnes ......... Jim Daley
James Bush ............. Bart Carol
Don Gibson .............. Jake
Harry Chesire ........... Stevens
Synopsis:
Braddock sets a trap for cattle hijackers.

2.17 [30] Racket Squad: THE KNOCKOUT
27Dec51 CBS Thurs
Written by Arthur Orloff
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliott ........... Harvey Brewster
Fay Roope ............ Clayton Carswell
Walter Coy ............ Terry Turner
Joe Gray ................ Cheaver
George Carver ..... Dondero
Lorin Raker ........... Doctor
Dick Grant .............. Musician
Synopsis:
A fixed prize fight brings the squad closer to nabbing the culprits.

2.18 [31] Racket Squad: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE
03Jan52 CBS Thurs
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.

2.20 [33] Racket Squad: BIG TRAP
17Jan52 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Virginia Brissac ......... Letty Newton
Larry J. Blake ............. Deputy Henry Jamison
Nan Boardman .......... Betty Newton
Dick Elliott ................... Fred Simpson
William Bakewell ........ Rod Slater
Theodore Von Eltz .... Lawrence Miller
Carole Mathews ......... Alice Miller
Stuart Randall ............. Arthur Bennett
Emory Parnell ............. Sheriff
Paula Trent .................. Manicurist
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a bank swindle and finds the pretty teller
dipping into the tills.

2.21 [34] Racket Squad: DESPERATE MONEY  [Verified on Film]
24Jan52 CBS Thurs
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 Kreig ............... 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.

2.23 [36] Racket Squad: ONE ANGLE TOO MANY
07Feb52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Muriel Bolton
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
starring: Reed Hadley as Capt. Braddock
Guest cast:
Madge Meredith .......... Betty Jane
William Hudson ........... Fred Thorne
Mary Castle ................... Marcia Thorne
John McGuire ............... Benson
Freeman Lusk .............. Elliot Henry
Edit Angold ................... Frieda
Evelyn Byrd .................. Mrs. Bennet
Kathleen O'Malley ....... Secretary
Dudley Dickerson ....... Porter
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates the case of a larcenous baby sitter.

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
Paul Maxey
Herb Vigran
Perc Launders
Sam McDaniel
Synopsis:
The Squad zeroes in on a counterfeiting ring.

2.25 [38] Racket Squad: NO QUESTIONS ASKED
21Feb52 CBS Thurs [rerun 03Aug53]
Teleplay Erna Lazarus
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Guest cast:
Suzanne Alexander ...... Lillian Lester
Lillian Albertson ............. Mrs. Lester
Emlen Davies .................. Susan Lester
Mimi Gibson ..................... Sandy Lester
Zelda Cleaver ................... Hetty Wilson
James Kirkwood ............. Judge Harper
Adrienne Marden ............ Miss Morris
Ann Robinson ................. Miss Vera
Paula Winslowe .............. Miss Ogden
Lorin Raker ...................... Mr. Lester
Nadine Ashdown ........... Girl
Synopsis:
A struggling widow's custody of her 3-year-old daughter is challenged after the child suffers injuries at a daycare facility.

[--] Racket Squad: THE STAFF OF LIFE
21Feb52 CBS Thurs (postponed to 27Mar52)


2.26 [39] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF OF THE HEARSE CHASER  [Verified on Film]
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
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: THE HOME WRECKERS  [Verified on Film]
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
20Mar52 CBS Thurs
Written by Herbert Moulton
Directed by Paul Guilfoyle
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Joy Page .................... May Norton
Richard Gaines
Stephen Bekassy ..... Paul Rostan
Maurice Cass ............. Larry Coswick
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.

2.30 [43] Racket Squad: THE STAFF OF LIFE
27Mar52 CBS Thurs (postponed from 21Feb52)
Teleplay by Edward Haldeman
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Harry Carey, Jr. ........ Lon Swinner
Fran Lindsey ............. Martha Swinner
John Dierkes ............. John Winton
Don Dillaway ............. Al Keller
Peter Adams .............. Dan Lewitt
Paul Burns ................. Silas Hanson
Richard Kipling ......... William Baucum
Joe Green ................... Crawford
Charles Knapp .......... Sam
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.

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.

2.32 [45] Racket Squad: THE PHANTOM BIBLE
10Apr52 CBS Thurs (reaired 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.
Synopsis 2:
Braddock tries to recover a stolen Gutenberg Bible.

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.

2.34 [47] Racket Squad: SERENADE FOR A SUCKER
24Apr52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Michael Hall ............ Johnny Baines
Maude Wallace ...... Mrs. Baines
Don Dillaway .......... Lou Littlefield
Benna Bard ............ Trudy Jackson
Mary Ellen Kay ...... Gretchen
Phil Tead ................. Mr. Grooney
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates a phony music publisher who preys on aspiring songwriters.

2.35 [48] Racket Squad: THE SOFT TOUCH  [Verified on Film]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApKEAVtZc8k
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]

2.36 [49] Racket Squad: SMALL TOWN RACKET
08May52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Edward Haldeman
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest cast:
Harry Tyler
Griff Barnett
Jackson Halliday
Ben Mazer
June Wurster
Synopsis:
When John Riley a geologist comes to town, the local businessmen believe they are going to make a fortune.

2.37 [50] 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
Bobby Clark
Herbert Lytton
Tyler McVey
Synopsis:
A bookstore buys a collection of rare volumes which turns out to be fake.

2.38 [51] 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.

2.39 [52] 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.

2.40 [53] 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.

2.41 [54] Racket Squad: A PLACE FOR GRANDMA  [Verified on Film]
12Jun52 CBS Thurs
Written by Erna Lazarus
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Mabel Page ............ 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]

2.42 [55] Racket Squad: MONEY TO BURN
19Jun52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Douglass Dumbrille
Sarah Spencer
Oliver Cliff
Gloria Pall
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.

2.43 [56] Racket Squad: BLOOD MONEY
26Jun52 CBS Thurs
Written by George Carleton Brown
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Patrick Waltz
Martha Hyer
Jim Hayward
George Lloyd
Synopsis:
Servicemen on leave are extended a long welcoming arm by local
gyp joints.
Synopsis 2:
The Squad tries to nail crooks who prey on servicemen.

2.44 [57] Racket Squad: THE LONG SHOT  [Verified on Film]
03Jul52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by George Carleton Brown & Edward Seabrook
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Helen Spring .......... Mrs. Kerby
Bob Rockwell ......... Don Kerby
Noel Neill ............ Peggy Dawson
Ed Keane .............. Ed Mercer
Tim Carey .............. Frankie
George Pembroke ....... Nate
Robert Watson ............. Mr. Gibson
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.

2.45 [58] Racket Squad: THE CON GAMUT
17Jul52 CBS Thurs
Written by Will Gould
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Director of photography Norbert Brodine
Editor Charles Craft
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]

2.46 [59] Racket Squad: ANYONE CAN BE A SUCKER  [Verified on Film]
31Jul52 CBS Thurs
Written by Warren Wilson
Directed by James Flood
Director of photography Norbert Brodine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
starring
Nancy Valentine ........... Vivian
James Flavin .............. Morgan
Louis Gene Heydt .......... Stanley Crossett
Sam Hearne ................ Herman 'Smiley' Gibbons
Frank Richards ............ Rowdy
Doug Evans ................ Race Caller
Harold Kennedy ............ Desk Clerk
Sue Casey ................. Other Girl
Synopsis:
A beautiful woman and her male partner con a bookie and then the woman schemes to murder her partner.
A big-time racketeer gets a dose of his own medicine from his own kind. [KL]

2.47 [60] Racket Squad: THE SMOKE EATER
(a.k.a. "The Fire Eater" and 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 ............. Avedon
Joan Blair .................... Amy Cooper
Rayford Barnes ......... Reporter
Beverly Thompson ... Miss Nibley
Bob Arnis .................... Young Man
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.

2.48 [61] Racket Squad: PICK A NUMBER
14Aug52 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Edgar Barrier
Stanley Andrews
Marshall Bradford
Ben Cameron
Byron Foulger
Ruth Robinson
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.

2.49 [62] Racket Squad: KNOW YOUR FAMILY TREE (aka The Family Tree)
21Aug52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
John Hubbard
Hugh Beaumont
Paul Brinegar
Frances Bavier .......... Martha Carver
George Meader .......... Hubert Carver
John Frank ................. Bixby
Charles Evans ........... Joe
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]

2.50 [63] Racket Squad: ONE MORE DREAM
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 Stitch
Harry Tyler .......... Titus Meely
Margo Woode ..... Kay WIlson
Clark Howat ........ Van Hayton
Wayne Hefley ..... Benny
Emlen Davies ..... Cashier
Synopsis:
A "scientist" who has invented a machine with "mystical powers"
collects handsomely from a greedy investor. [TD]

################ Racket Squad ################
############## 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 [64] Racket Squad: CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK (1952)
04Sep52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Jerome S. Gottler
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Billy Gray ....................... Danny Jenkins
Lynn Millan .................... Irene Miller
Houseley Stevenson ... Steve Miller
Lucille Curtis .................. Mrs. Jenkins
James Hyland ................ Father O'Shea
Dominic Delgrade ......... Paul
Timmy Hawkins ............. Butch
Rosemarie Iannone ...... Lorraine
Charles Horvath ............ Tom Emery
Harris Brown .................. Grocer
Synopsis:
Braddock tries to stop a gang who use children and stolen government
checks to fleece store owners of merchandise and money.

3.02 [65] Racket Squad: HEARTBREAK FOR SALE
Prod. no. 9568
11Sep52 CBS Thurs
Written by Francis Rosenwald
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Allen Mathews
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.

3.03 [66] Racket Squad: CHARGE IT, PLEASE
18Sep52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Asher
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Angela Greene
Douglas Evans
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates cases of charge-account forgeries.

3.04 [67] Racket Squad: A LETTER FROM TESSIE
25Sep52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Cathy Downs
Ian MacDonald
Synopsis:
Braddock goes after an attractive extortionist who preys on lonesome men.

3.05 [68] Racket Squad: THE EXPENSIVE TUMBLE
02Oct52 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Ron Hagerthy
Jane Frazee
Frances Brandt
Douglas Henderson
Grandon Rhodes
Ralph Sanford
Emerson Treacy
Synopsis:
Braddock goes after people specializing in staging phony accidents.

3.06 [69] Racket Squad: BEAUTY FOR HIRE (aka Phony Photo Contest)
09Oct52 CBS Thurs [rerun 27Jul53]
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Karen Sharpe ........... Frances Dillon
Dorothy Patrick ........ Evie Blake
Joe Sawyer ................ Sgt. Gunner McGurn
Walter Reed ............... Jimmy Dow
Gil Frye ....................... Michael Bryant
Jean Bartel ................. Loretta Wayne
Bobby Watson ........... Roger
Marjorie Bennett ........ Mrs. Fogarty
Len Hendry ................. Paul
William Boyett ............ Joe Kane
Norman Dupont ......... Bruce
Synopsis:
A model agency racket is exposed as a prostitution ring.

3.07 [70] 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 [71] Racket Squad: THE SUIT CLUB
23Oct52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Alf Kjellin .................. Gene Turner
King Donovan ........ Swifty
Veda Ann Borg ....... Myrna
Jorja Curtright ......... Dorothy
Synopsis:
A clothing business sells inferior garments for high prices.

3.09 [72] Racket Squad: THE FRONT MAN
30Oct52 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Sig Arno ............... Boris Moratchi
Paul McVey ......... Courtney Garrett
Claire James ....... Alyce Townsend
Thomas Browne Henry .... Bob MacKay
James Todd ....... Jim Knight
Jeanne Baird ...... Jeannette
Jack George ....... Tailor
Dean Cromer ...... Proprietor
Don Jones ........... Postal Inspector
Synopsis:
Braddock aids a refugee involved in an oil swindle.

3.10 [73] Racket Squad: AT YOUR SERVICE
06Nov52 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Maurice Marsac
Gladys Holland
Synopsis:
The Squad's targets: crooked employment agencies.

3.11 [74] Racket Squad: THE LABEL SWITCHERS
13Nov52 CBS Thurs
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
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.
Synopsis 2:
Labels of a reputable store appear on inferior merchandise.

3.12 [75] Racket Squad: BLESSED EXPENSE  [Verified on Film]
20Nov52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Ross Ford ............... Joe Simpson
Donna Martel ............ Betty Simpson
Andrew Tombes ........... Mr. Millhaver
Allen Jenkins ........... Harry Tregaskis
William (Bill) Phillips ........ Mr. Burton
Frank O'Connor ....... Doctor
Synopsis:
Braddock is on the trail of con men who fleece expectant parents.
Synopsis 2:
A young garage owner takes out an insurance policy for unusual pregnancy expense. The company
is fraudulent... the baby is not. He tries to cancel the policy and the trouble begins.

3.13 [76] Racket Squad: STRICTLY LEGAL
27Nov52 CBS Thurs
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
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 [77] Racket Squad: FLIGHT OF THE FLYING FISH
04Dec52 CBS Thurs
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
George Chandler
Phyllis Kennedy
Synopsis:
Braddock investigates fake "business opportunity" ads.

3.15 [78] Racket Squad: THE ELEPHANT IN STOCKINGS
11Dec52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Jackson Gillis
Directed by James Flood
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Gloria Winters ........... Mavis
Gordon Jones .......... Fred Hooper
Russell Hicks ........... Jeremiah J. Gates
Dan Mummert ........... Speckle
Leon Tyler ................. Gerald
Elizabeth Harrower .. Miss Bronson
Elizabeth Holmes ..... Fat Woman
Synopsis:
A salesman devises a foolproof scheme to get rid of defective merchandise.

3.16 [79] Racket Squad: FALSE TAPE
18Dec52 CBS Thurs
Directed by James Tinling
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
John Hubbard
Lucille Barkley
Synopsis:
Braddock tries to expose blackmailers.

3.17 [80] Racket Squad: THE CHRISTMAS CAPERS  [Verified on Film]
25Dec52 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Arthur Orloff
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest cast:
Lloyd Corrigan ......... Charles Dooley
Jackie Coogan .......... Pennington (as John L. Doley)
Alan Dexter ............ Castle
John Phillips .......... Detective Seidel
Willie Best ............ Janitor
Louis Lettieri ......... Grover
Jeri Lou James ......... Anne Marie
Paul Keast ............. Mr. Hastings
Argentina Brunetti ..... Mrs. Scarpita
Frances Drew ........... Young Woman
William Fawcett ........ 2nd Santa Claus
Synopsis:
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:
The Squad investigates fraudulent Christmas clubs.

3.18 [81] Racket Squad: THE SYSTEM  [Verified on Film]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-7xeFAbJ1k
01Jan53 CBS Thurs
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Teleplay by Rik Vollaerts
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
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 [82] Racket Squad: BABY FACED CON
29Jan53 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont

3.20 [83] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE DANCING LADY
12Feb53 CBS Thurs
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Teleplay by Lee Loeb
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Jan Clayton .................. Mary Morgan
Hugh Beaumont ......... Timothy Morgan
Anthony Caruso ......... Antoine
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 [84] Racket Squad: HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER
26Feb53 CBS Thurs
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)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
James Gleason ......... Longshot
Don Garner ............ Jerry
Henry Kulky ........... Socco
Dan Seymour ........... Harry Stoker
Frank Hagney .......... Bit Man
Synopsis:
Braddock cracks down on organized begging.

3.22 [85] Racket Squad: A FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE
12Mar53 CBS Thurs
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Charles Meredith
Synopsis:
The squad investigate a racket where farmers are tricked into joining a fake union.

3.23 [86] Racket Squad: THE ANTIQUE RACKET
26Mar53 CBS Thurs
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Grandon Rhodes
Percy Helton
Synopsis:
Braddock has his eyes on a con artist selling phony antiques.

3.24 [87] Racket Squad: THE GIRL IN THE MINK COAT
09Apr53 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Peggie Castle
James Warren
Synopsis:
Braddock sets out to trap crooks who prey on furriers.

3.25 [88] Racket Squad: THE BIG TOUCH
23Apr53 CBS Thurs
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
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.

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

3.26 [89] Racket Squad: THE WHITE CARNATION
18Jun53 CBS Thurs
21Feb1952 [Long Beach Independent]
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Narrator Hugh Beaumont
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.
Synopsis 2:
A glamourous star becomes involved with a debonair ex-convict who she supposes to be a wealthy man about town.
Synopsis 3:
A confidence man convicted three times, tries to avoid a fourth offense that can send him up for life in prison.

3.27 [90] Racket Squad: TAKE A LITTLE, LEAVE A LITTLE  [Verified on Film]
02Jul53 CBS Thurs
Teleplay by Edward Haldeman
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Jackson Halliday ....... Walter Cartwright
Jane Wurster ........... Wanda Hurley
Harry Tyler ............ Harry Simpson
Griff Barnett .......... Claude Anderson
Carleton Young ......... Hal Porter
Earle McVeigh .......... Charlie Frye
Ivan Parry ............. Sheriff Martin
Ben Mazer .............. Fred Stimson
Synopsis:
Businessmen are conned into participating in a phony oil deal.

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


3.28 [91] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF LADY LUCK
06Jul53 CBS Mon
Directed by Harve Foster
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts ............. Sam Bentley
Dawn Addams ......... Betty Grant
John Hubbard .......... Tom Grant
Hillary Brooke ........... Julia Bentley
Hal March ................... Chip Madigan
Damian O'Flynn ........ Harry Adams
Helen Chapman ........ Madge Adams
Betty Finley ................ Alice Norton
Synopsis:
Braddock tracks down a team of cardsharps.

3.29 [92] Racket Squad: THE GENTLER SEX
13Jul53 CBS Mon
Written by Dwight V. Babcock
Directed by George Blair
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Synopsis:
The Squad goes after swindlers who sell nonexistent businesses.

3.30 [93] Racket Squad: SALES VALUE (aka Figures Don't Lie)  [Verified on Film]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE-pug2GH_U
20Jul53 CBS Mon
Teleplay by Lewis Glass
Directed by Paul Guilfoyle
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Douglas Dumbrille ........ George Vermillion
Ralph Dumke .................. Wilmer Medford
Nancy Hale ...................... Bonnie Sturner
Rudolph Anders ............. Harry Sturner
Morgan Farley ................. Martin Kelson
Harris Brown ................... Harley Blaine
George Champe ............. Hotel Manager
Ann Staunton .................. Cashier
George Pembroke .......... Bookkeeper
Synopsis:
Recently released convict becomes involved in a scheme to swindle a
man out of his life's work, a sucessful pottery company.

[--] Racket Squad: Phony Photo Contest
27Jul53 CBS Mon [repeat from 09Oct52]

[--] Racket Squad: No Questions Asked
03Aug53 [repeat from 21Feb52]


3.31 [94] Racket Squad: ROMANCE UNLIMITED aka The Fraud Case  [Verified on Film]
10Aug53 CBS Mon
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
Dan Barton ................ Wally
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:
Braddock cracks down on women who commit bigamy to get Army allotment checks.

3.32 [95] Racket Squad: IMPATIENT HEIR
17Aug53 CBS Mon
Directed by William Beaudine
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Lydon
Frances Rafferty
Lou Krugman
Paul Frees
James Bell
Hal Bokar
William Newell
James Brown
Synopsis:
The Squad handles the case of an heir who is swindled.

3.33 [96] Racket Squad: DIAMOND SMUGGLERS
24Aug53
Directed by Harve Foster
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Mary Beth Hughes .... Kendall Hastings
John Bromfield .......... Joseph Timothy Gallery
Whit Bissell ................. Tyler Justin Osborne
Ralph Smiley .............. Joseph Cydelle
Pierre Watkin .............. Dr. Trevillon
Don Dillaway ............... Customs Officer Smith
Bradford Hatton .......... Customs Agenet Steve Haggerty
Don Brodie ................... Ship's Steward
Don Garrett ................... Ship's Purser
Riza Royce .................... Dowager
Gordon Nelson ............. Lou Irwin
Synopsis:
Braddock receives information of diamond smugglers at the Wharf.

3.34 [97] Racket Squad: STING OF FATE
31Aug53 CBS Mon
Teleplay by David Dortort
Directed by Arnold Laven
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Catherine McLeod ............ Linda
Steve Brodie ...................... Joe Carey
Thomas Browne Henry ... Hotel Manager
El Brendel ........................... Webber
Harlan Warde ..................... Doctor
Catherine Mulqueen ........ Wife
Fay Roope .......................... Husband
Sidney Clute ...................... Operator
Synopsis:
Captain Braddock exposes a fraudulent accident claim racket.
(Syndicated Airdate 12Apr57 on WABD-5, New York City)

3.35 [98] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE SURE THING
07Sep53
Teleplay by Arthur Orloff
Directed by Frank MacDonald
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Capt. John Braddock)
Guest Cast:
Milburn Stone ........... Morgan Crowley
Louise Currie ............ Helen Miller
Griff Barnett ............... David Sutton
Keith Richards .......... Charley Woods
Synopsis:
Braddock tries to break a bookmaking operation.

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x.xx [--] Racket Squad: SWEET CHARITY (verified -KL)  [Verified on Film]
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: 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: ONE FOR THE ROAD (possibly #50 ONE FOR THE BOOKS)
x.xx [--] Racket Squad: THE CASE OF THE DIRTY MONEY 1953
[Ken Lewetag/KWVT UHF 52]

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