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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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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In the RACKET SQUAD comic, Captain Braddock's name was changed to John. J. O'Malley and he was dropped after about ten issues, although the stories that feature him were reprinted in later issues. 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 Ferdie Grofe
(Original theme over the opening credits, which was the signature music for their sponsor, Phillip Morris cigarettes.)
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Racket Squad becomes Mobs Inc.
13 January 2011 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Three episodes of Racket Squad were edited into a 74m. second feature. Released in UK cinemas, in July 1955, by Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors under the title Mobs Incorporated. Classified with an A certificate by the British Board of Film Censors. No child under 16 could see an A film, unless accompanied by an adult. It was a common practise back then for kids to get around this minor difficulty by approaching a complete stranger in the cinema queue and pleading " 'ere Guv'nor, can you take us in ? ". Reed Hadley gives an authoritative performance as a police captain with integrity and an overwhelming desire to see lawbreakers apprehended and taken into custody to face justice. Highly entertaining series of television films, featuring Hadley, the great all-rounder, who never failed to turn in a polished performance.


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