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

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 Capt. John Braddock / ... (98 episodes, 1951-1953)
 Narrator (prologue) / ... (33 episodes, 1952-1953)


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

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

7 June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Squadra mobile  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »


[Epilogue to each episode]
Captain Braddock: [to the camera] I'm closing this case now - or rather, the courts will - but there'll be others, because that's the way the world is built. 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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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.


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