Racket Squad (1950– )

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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Reed Hadley ...
 Capt. John Braddock / ... (98 episodes, 1951-1953)
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 Narrator (prologue) / ... (33 episodes, 1952-1953)
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

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7 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Captain Braddock was created as a stand-in for the officers who worked on the original cases that were recreated on the show. See more »

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[Introduction to each episode]
Captain Braddock: [to the camera] What you are about to see is a real-life story, taken from the files of the police racket and bunco squads, business protective associations and similar sources around 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.
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The Grand Canyon Suite
by Ferde Grofé Sr. (uncredited)
(Original theme over the opening credits, which was the signature music for their sponsor, Phillip Morris cigarettes.)
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Airing Racket Squad
3 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

KWVT in Salem is airing these shows, we take each show and in most cases have over 175 renders for each. We adjust levels, cut out the bad stuff as much as we can without affecting the content (bad splices and fast level shifts) remove as much audio and video noise as we can. So all in all we do the best we can.

The reason these stories are in most cases as relevant today as they were in the 1950's If you change a couple of points (change Sacks of wheat to new computer programs) you could pull most of these off today.

As I edit each show I learn a little more on how easy we can make it for those that will take our money or other items.

Ken


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