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Season: 1 | 2 | 3
Year: 1951 | 1952 | 1953

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Don't Be a Sucker

7 June 1951
A conman and woman use young kids to cash welfare and government checks stolen from mailboxes. The children then attempt to cash the checks for their parents at groceries and pharmacies. They tell heartbreaking stories to the store owners. If asked for proof, they give the phone numbers of the conartists as their parents.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Case of the Slightly Used Car

14 June 1951
The danger of buying used cars that are not safe. In the series they are known as "dogs". It starts with a couple who are getting married and buy a used car. They are warned by a mechanic not to buy the car but the salesman talked them into the car. The couple end up in an accident. The husband is injured. A member of Racket Squad interviews the couple and asks why they did not get auto insurance. The couple was crossing state lines and didn't feel they needed insurance until they got to their new home. The mechanic visits the couple in Hospital and confesses that the car dealer was paying the mechanic to fix up old wrecks that have 80,000.00 miles on them (LOL). It shows old tricks for fixing up clunkers. Putting old cork in the differential....etc. And winding back the speedometer. And regrooving ply tires.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Harry Lauter ... Albert Shane
Patricia Wright ... Millie Shane

Russell Hicks ... Kenneth Durwin

Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Murdock

John Eldredge ... John Armstrong

Harry Hayden ... Mr. Connors

Robert Foulk ... Joe Laws

Lane Chandler ... Police Officer

Season 1, Episode 3: Big Punch

21 June 1951
The dangers of confidence men known as "bunko men", scammers and tricksters. A 1951 version of "The Sting".

Season 1, Episode 4: The Case of the Two Little Country Girls

28 June 1951
Two innocent-looking country girls are actually a clever pair of con artists who stage thefts of their own goods in order to extort money from hotels.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Billy Lechner ... Billy (as Bill Lechner)

Byron Foulger ... Anderson

Peggy Knudsen ... Julie

Anne Kimbell ... Jo Anne

Walter Woolf King ... Tony (as Walter Wolf King)

Season 1, Episode 5: Heaven for Sale

5 July 1951
A grief-stricken father requests help from Captain Braddock when he becomes convinced that a medium the old man used to contact his recently deceased daughter caused him to be conned out of a valuable diamond necklace.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

John Hoyt ... Mr. Blanchard
Edit Angold ... Katie
Thayer Roberts ... Alex Karpen

Ruthelma Stevens ... Fern Karpen

Dick Elliott ... Grace's father (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: The Case of the Spanish Prisoner

12 July 1951

Season 1, Episode 7: The Case of the Not-So-Old-Masters

12 July 1951

Season 1, Episode 8: The Fabulous Mr. James

26 July 1951

Season 1, Episode 9: The Case of Just a Little Larceny

2 August 1951

Season 1, Episode 10: The Diamond That Wasn't

9 August 1951

Season 1, Episode 11: The Starmaker

16 August 1951

Season 1, Episode 12: Night Bank

23 August 1951

Season 1, Episode 13: The Case of the Perpetual Pellet

30 August 1951
A charming stranger acquaints himself with a wealthy family. After a while he reveals to them that instead of gas his car is running on a mixture of water and a special pellet. As this is much cheaper than gas, the oil companies threatened him, he says, when he tried to put this new product on the market. The wealthy family get excited by the prospect of gaining big profits from producing and selling the miraculous pellet. They give him all their money to secure the rights for it.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

June Vincent ... Marian Paulsen
James Craven ... Ralph P. Cahill

Stanley Andrews ... Howard Paulsen

James Anderson ... Don Stephens
Bernard Szold ... Professor Carl Zelinka
Frank J. Scannell ... Phony Cop (uncredited)

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Kite High

6 September 1951

Reed Hadley ... Captain Braddock

Warren Douglas ... Charles Underwood
Carol Brewster ... Sherry Pine

Robert Shayne ... Wallace

Lois Hall ... Connie Underwood
Cecil Weston ... Mrs. Ash

Robert Kent ... Andy

Ferris Taylor ... Professor

Robert Carson ... Policeman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: Sick Old Man

13 September 1951

Season 2, Episode 3: The Case of the Miracle Mud

20 September 1951
Jim Edwards' supposedly crippled leg heals after he begins soaking it in a mineral spring located on a run-down property that he bought for a bargain price.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Jess Barker ... Jim Edwards

Linda Leighton ... Mary Higgins (as Linda Johnson)

Paul Cavanagh ... Harrington

Will Geer ... Harry Robinson
Alvin Hurwitz ... Peters (as Al Hurwitz)
Harvey B. Dunn ... 1st Man - Ed (as Harvey Dunn)

Erville Alderson ... 2nd Man - Charlie

William 'Billy' Benedict ... Messenger (uncredited)

Robert Easton ... Joe - Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: Skin Game

27 September 1951

Season 2, Episode 5: The Raccoon Hunt

4 October 1951
A recently released convict demands money from a man he has tricked into believing he has accidentally shot another man while hunting raccoons.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Glenn Langan ... Ford Huntington

John Harmon ... Orville Green

John Phillips ... Ted Watson

Keith Richards ... Fred Brady

Louise Lorimer ... Mrs. Huntington (as Louise Lorrimer)
Matt McHugh ... Charlie

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Selwyn (as Snow Flake)

Season 2, Episode 6: The Case of the Old Flame

11 October 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Diane Fortier ... Hospital Nurse
Fred Graff ... Police Clerk (as Fred Groff)
Clark Howard ... Pat Conroy
Wendy Howard ... Secretary

Charles Meredith ... Mr. Xavier

Hank Patterson ... Tom Taylor
Elaine Riley ... Mary Conroy
Herman Stevens ... Grady

Season 2, Episode 7: Big Secret

18 October 1951

Season 2, Episode 8: The Perfect Match

25 October 1951

Season 2, Episode 9: Two for One

2 November 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

John Eldredge ... George Collins
Elisabeth Fraser ... Cynthia

James Flavin ... Johnson
Allen Mathews ... Jurgins
Doug Evans ... Morgan
Hal K. Dawson ... Teller (as Hal Dawson)

Season 2, Episode 10: Babies for Sale

9 November 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Marjorie Lord ... Joyce

Richard Martin ... Ted
Emmett Vogan ... Gilbin
Marilyn Thorpe ... Lila

James Kirkwood ... Judge
Andrea Papac ... Baby
Wheaton Chambers ... Dr. James
Karen Randall ... 2nd Lila

Estelle Etterre ... Nurse (as Estelle Etterie)
Jack Harden ... Detective

Virginia Carroll ... Betty
Eleanor Moore ... Mrs. Chandler

Season 2, Episode 11: The Salted Mine

15 November 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Percy Helton ... Dad Miller

Richard Travis ... Davis

Wade Crosby ... Sam

Bill Kennedy ... Sawyer

Robert Bray ... Retter (as Bob Bray)
George Duchin ... McGuire

Jack Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 12: The Case of the Vain Woman

22 November 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Christine McIntyre ... Mrs. Abercrombie

Lee Patrick ... Virginia Langley

Dorothy Granger ... Molly Wyatt
Anne Whitfield ... Mary Langley

Frank Wilcox ... Howard Langley

George Meeker ... Harrison Conway

Robert 'Rusty' Stevens ... Detective Steve
Frances Chisholm ... Miss Jones, Secretary
Stanley Farrar ... Doctor Farrar
Bernice Simmons ... Nurse
Doris Brealey ... Landlady

Robert Bray ... Desk Officer, Prologue (uncredited)
Jay Jackson ... Commercial Announcer (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: The Bill of Sale Racket

29 November 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Robert Rockwell ... Jack (as Bob Rockwell)

Helen Parrish ... Mildred

William Haade ... Calhoun (as Bill Haade)

Tim Graham ... Johnson (as Tim Grayham)

William Challee ... Gus (as Bill Challee)

Lucien Littlefield ... Preston

John Pickard ... Policeman in Epilogue (uncredited)

Barbara Read ... Secretary (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Policeman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 14: Five Star Swindle

6 December 1951

Season 2, Episode 15: The Case of the Widow's Mite

13 December 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Lynne Roberts ... Carol Adams

Pierre Watkin ... Robert Marshfield

Lester Matthews ... Ben Milford
Peter McCabe ... Pierce
Esther Somers ... Mrs. Sandell
Jayne Hazard ... Miss Manning (as Jane Hazzard)

Willie Best ... Cleaning Man

Jim Diehl ... Arnold (as James Diehl)
Sandra Spence ... Milford's Secretary

Season 2, Episode 16: The Case of the Condemned Cattle

20 December 1951

Reed Hadley ... Capt. Braddock

Robert Karnes ... Jim Daley (as Bob Karnes)
Dolores Mann ... Sue Daley
James Bush ... Bart Carol
Don Gibson ... Jake

Harry Cheshire ... Mr. Stevens

Season 2, Episode 17: The Knockout

27 December 1951
A wealthy band leader is pulled into an elaborate confidence scheme involving a supposed boxer on the take and a heavily wagered prize fight.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Ross Elliott ... Harvey Brewster
Fay Roope ... Clayton Carswell

Walter Coy ... Terry Turner
Lorin Raker ... Doctor
Dick Grant ... Musician
George Carver ... Dondero (as Geo. Carver)

Joe Gray ... Cheaver

Season 2, Episode 18: Accidentally on Purpose

3 January 1952
A young couple buys a used car from a slick salesman, but soon afterwards the car's brakes fail, and the resulting accident nearly causes their death. Capt. Braddock begins to suspect that this "accident" was more the result of criminal negligence than happenstance, and sets out to prove it.

Reed Hadley ... Captain Braddock

James Bell ... Pete Johnson
Emily Heath ... Sue Bailey

Ray Montgomery ... Johnny Conway

John Doucette ... Danny

Billy Halop ... Salesman

Archie Twitchell ... Sargeant Harris
William Boyett ... Tommy (as Bill Boyette)
Barbara Woodell ... Nurse

Season 2, Episode 19: Romance Market

10 January 1952

Season 2, Episode 20: Big Trap

17 January 1952

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

William Bakewell ... Rod Slader

Theodore von Eltz ... Lawrence Miller

Carole Mathews ... Alice Miller

Stuart Randall ... Arthur Bennett

Larry J. Blake ... Deputy Henry Jamison (as Larry Blake)

Emory Parnell ... Sheriff
Nan Boardman ... Betty Newton
Virginia Brissac ... Letty Newton

Dick Elliott ... Fred Simpson
Paula Trent ... Manicurist

Season 2, Episode 21: Desperate Money

24 January 1952
In immigrant tailor is severely beaten by a brutal loan shark. His terrified family turns to Capt. Braddock for help.

Reed Hadley ... Captain Braddock
Fred Essler ... Karl Muller

Aline Towne ... Trudy Sanders
Frank Gerstle ... Joe (as Frank Gustle)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Alan Muller (as Bob Stevenson)
Henry Kulky ... Gus
Lou Nova ... 2nd Muscleman

Ted Christy ... Muscleman

Raymond Hatton ... Mr. Harvey
Frank Kreig ... Drunk
Darr Smith ... Policeman

Season 2, Episode 22: Three Ring Circus

31 January 1952

Season 2, Episode 23: One Angle Too Many

7 February 1952

Reed Hadley ... Capt. Braddock
Madge Meredith ... Betty Jane

William Hudson ... Fred Thorne (as Bill Hudson)

Mary Castle ... Marcia Thorne

John McGuire ... Benson
Freeman Lusk ... Elliot Henry
Evelyn Byrd ... Mrs. Bennet
Kathleen O'Malley ... Secretary
Edit Angold ... Freida

Dudley Dickerson ... Porter

Season 2, Episode 24: Fair Exchange

14 February 1952

Season 2, Episode 25: The Case of No Questions Asked

21 February 1952
Forced to return to work following her husband's untimely death, a struggling young mother's custody of her 3-year old daughter is challenged after the child suffers injuries while left at a substandard day care facility.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Lillian Albertson ... Mrs. Lester

Suzanne Alexander ... Lillian Lester
Nadine Ashdown ... Girl
Zelda Cleaver ... Hetty Wilson
Emlen Davies ... Susan Lester
Mimi Gibson ... Sandy Lester

James Kirkwood ... Judge Harper
Louis Lettieri ... Boy (as Louis Letteri)
Adrienne Marden ... Miss Morris (as Adrian Marden)
Lorin Raker ... Mr. Lester (as Larin Raker)

Ann Robinson ... Miss Vera
Paula Winslowe ... Miss Ogden

Season 2, Episode 26: The Case of the Hearse Chaser

28 February 1952
An ex-convict's sudden interest in the details of a deceased man's life arouses the interest of Capt. Braddock, who believes that the man's former cellmate, an artist who is now a washed-up alcoholic, may know the motive for the ex-con's suspicious actions.

Reed Hadley ... Captain Braddock

Adele Jergens ... Virginia Christy

Jack La Rue ... Lou Christy
Roy Regnier ... Jess

Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Burton
Herbert Wyndham ... Butler
Helen Holm ... Librarian

Season 2, Episode 27: C.O.D. Honeymoon

6 March 1952

Season 2, Episode 28: The Home Wreckers

13 March 1952

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Frances Charles ... Laurie

James Seay ... Dan
Dorothy Gilcrest ... Jane
Dorothy Bruce ... Helen

Joi Lansing ... Sandra (as Joy Lansing)
Herbert Deans ... Adams

Season 2, Episode 29: The Case of the Matchmaker

25 March 1952
A wealthy young widow begins to date a suave European man. A mutual friend tells her that the European has trouble clearing his fortune with customs, so he needs a certain amount of money. She makes a large loan to the European man, keeping his valuable stamp collection as collateral. Eventually, the European and his collaborators disappear, leaving the young widow to discover that her boyfriend was a fraud, and the stamp collection is almost worthless.

Season 2, Episode 30: The Staff of Life

27 March 1952
The Racket Squad aids farmers who were swindled.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Harry Carey Jr. ... Lon Swinner
Fran Lindsey ... Martha Swinner

John Dierkes ... John Winton

Don Dillaway ... Al Keller

Paul E. Burns ... Silas Hanson (as Paul Burns)
Peter Adams ... Dan Lewitt
Richard Kipling ... William Baucum
Joseph J. Greene ... Crawford (as Joe Green)
Charles Knapp ... Sam

Season 2, Episode 31: The Case of the Cold Neck

3 April 1952

Season 2, Episode 32: The Phantom Bible

10 April 1952

Season 2, Episode 33: The Case of the Empty House

17 April 1952

Season 2, Episode 34: Serenade for a Sucker

24 April 1952
Johnny is studying engineering in college. But what he really wants to do with his life is be a songwriter. He sends out his songs to hundreds of publishing companies. All of which turn him down. Except for one that asks him for a $50 fee.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Benna Bard ... Trudy Jackson

Don Dillaway ... Lou Littlefield
Michael Hall ... Johnny Baines

Mary Ellen Kay ... Gretchen

Phil Tead ... Mr. Grooney
Maude Wallace ... Mrs. Baines

Season 2, Episode 35: The Soft Touch

1 May 1952

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Lucia Carroll ... Mona Sloan
Richard Walsh ... Nevers
Don Gibson ... Fred Apple

Joseph Crehan ... Aben Duncan (as Joe Crenan)
Arthur Lovejoy ... Manager
Paul McGuire ... Phil Larkin

Jack Mulhall ... Police Officer

Season 2, Episode 36: Small Town Racket

8 May 1952
Local businessmen take instantly to John Riley, a geologist who's moving to town from Cleveland. They do their research and find he's a geologist who's made a fortune in locating oil deposits. Simply by acting like a low-key businessman, Riley has the town's leaders happily forking over $100,000 to start drilling on his next well. The investors find out too late that their man is only passing himself off as a real geologist named John Riley.

Season 2, Episode 37: One for the Books

15 May 1952

Season 2, Episode 38: Shakedown

22 May 1952

Season 2, Episode 39: The Fabulous Fraud

29 May 1952

Season 2, Episode 40: The Case of the Frightened Man

5 June 1952

Season 2, Episode 41: A Place for Grandma

12 June 1952
Feeling she's always in the way living with her son's family, an old widow moves into a seemingly warm and welcoming boarding home, but when the landlady swindles her out of her money, the atmosphere changes fast.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Mabel Paige ... Grandma (as Mabel Page)
Mary Young ... Miss Hopkins
Elizabeth Slifer ... Mrs. Ferris (as Liz Slifer)

Nelson Leigh ... Mr. Davies

Ruth Clifford ... Mrs. Davies

Sally Fraser ... Helen Davies
John Kennedy ... Fred Lister

Season 2, Episode 42: Money to Burn

19 June 1952

Season 2, Episode 43: Blood Money

26 June 1952

Season 2, Episode 44: The Long Shot

3 July 1952
An elderly gambler has finally hit the big time - she holds a winning lottery ticket. However, a stranger suddenly inserts himself into the woman's life, and when the winning ticket turns up missing, the Racket Squad is called in to investigate.

Reed Hadley ... Captain Braddock
Helen Spring ... Mrs. Kerby

Robert Rockwell ... Don Kerby (as Bob Rockwell)

Noel Neill ... Peggy Dawson

Edward Keane ... Ed Mercer (as Ed Keane)

Timothy Carey ... Frankie (as Tim Carey)
George Pembroke ... Nate

Bobby Watson ... Mr. Gibson (as Robert Watson)

Season 2, Episode 45: The Con Gambit

17 July 1952

Season 2, Episode 46: Anyone Can Be a Sucker

31 July 1952
In order to prevent a murder, small-time crook Smiley Gibbons squeals on a major gangster who's running a gambling ring, thereby putting his own life in danger.

Reed Hadley ... Police Capt. John Braddock
Nancy Valentine ... Vivian

James Flavin ... Morgan

Louis Jean Heydt ... Stanley Crossett (as Louis Gene Heydt)
Sam Hearn ... Herman 'Smiley' Gibbons (as Sam Hearne)

Frank Richards ... Rowdy
Douglas Evans ... Race Caller (as Doug Evans)
Harold J. Kennedy ... Desk Clerk (as Harold Kennedy)
Sue Casey ... Other Girl

Season 2, Episode 47: The Strange Case of James Doyle

7 August 1952
Two con artists hit upon an ingenious scheme: they pose as city Fire Marshals and conduct phony inspections of local businesses, fining the owners for nonexistent "violations" and pocketing the money.

Reed Hadley ... Police Capt. John Braddock
Fay Roope ... Jim Doyle

Paul Fix ... Charles Cooper

Thurston Hall ... Avedon
Joan Blair ... Amy Cooper
Dayton Lummis ... Superintendent
Bob Arnis ... Young Man
Rayford Barnes ... Reporter
Beverly Thompson ... Miss Nibley

Season 2, Episode 48: Pick a Number

14 August 1952

Season 2, Episode 49: The Family Tree

21 August 1952
A husband thinks his wife is being taken by a genealogical professional but is really being set up as the mark of a con game.

Reed Hadley ... Police Capt. John Braddock

Frances Bavier ... Martha Carver
George Meader ... Hubert Carver

Hugh Beaumont ... Professor

Paul Brinegar ... Man (as Paul Brimegar)
John Frank ... Mr. Bixby
Charles Evans ... Joe

Season 2, Episode 50: One More Dream

28 August 1952
The con artist Stitch discovers two weak spots in the character of the eccentric millionaire Titus Meely: a greed for earning lots of money with small investments and a passion for clairvoyance. Stitch gives himself out as being a famous expert in clairvoyance, who has invented an apparatus for projecting the inner visions of clairvoyants on a film screen. He persuades Meely to invest a huge sum of money in a project, where a clairvoyant will project information for new, epoch-making inventions on a screen.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Fritz Feld ... Commodore Stitch

Harry Tyler ... Titus Meely
Margo Woode ... Kay Wilson

Clark Howat ... Van Hayton

Wayne Heffley ... Benny
Emlen Davies ... Cashier

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Check and Double Check

4 September 1952
A criminal gang uses kids to cash stolen checks in stores and swindle merchandise out of them. Capt. Braddock investigates.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Billy Gray ... Danny Jenkins
Lynn Millan ... Irene Miller

Houseley Stevenson ... Steve Miller
Lucille Curtis ... Mrs. Jenkins
James Hyland ... Father O'Dea
Dominic Delgrade ... Paul
Timmy Hawkins ... Butch (as Tim Hawkins)
Rosemarie Iannone ... Lorraine
Harris Brown ... Grocer

Charles Horvath ... Tom Emery

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Season 3, Episode 2: Heartbreak for Sale

11 September 1952
A self-proclaimed "medium" sees a chance to take advantage of a man's grief over the death of his daughter.

Season 3, Episode 3: Charge It, Please

18 September 1952
Capt. Braddock looks into a credit-card fraud operation.

Season 3, Episode 4: A Letter from Tessie

25 September 1952
The squad investigates a chain-letter scam.

Season 3, Episode 5: The Expensive Tumble

2 October 1952
An insurance fraud case is referred to the squad for investigation.

Season 3, Episode 6: Beauty for Hire

9 October 1952
A scam operation that involves the Lost & Found department of the bus station is investigated by Capt. Braddock and the squad.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Karen Sharpe ... Frances Dillon

Dorothy Patrick ... Evie Blake (as Dorothy Patric)

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

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Harvey Parry ... Drunk (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 7: The Suit Club

23 October 1952
Capt. Braddock sets out to bust up an illegal gambling operation.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Veda Ann Borg ... Myrna

Jorja Curtright ... Dorothy

King Donovan ... Swifty

Alf Kjellin ... Gene Turner

Season 3, Episode 8: The Front Man

30 October 1952
Capt. Braddock investigates what he believes is a front for a gambling operation run by the mob.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Sig Arno ... Boris Moratchi

Paul McVey ... Courtney Garrett
Claire James ... Alyce Townsend
Thomas Browne Henry ... Bob MacKay
James Todd ... Jim Knight
Jeanne Baird ... Jeannette, the Maid
Jack George ... Tailor
Dean Cromer ... Proprietor
Don Jones ... Postal Inspector

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Robert Bray ... Desk Sergeant in Prologue (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 9: At Your Service

6 November 1952
A con artist passes himself off as a handyman in order to swindle people out of their money.

Season 3, Episode 10: The Label Switchers

13 November 1952
Capt. Braddock investigates reports that a gang is putting labels from expensive stores on cheap merchandise and then passing them off as the real thing.

Season 3, Episode 11: Blessed Expense

20 November 1952
A struggling service station owner who has recently learned his wife is pregnant is conned into buying cut-rate health insurance from a pair bunko artists.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

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

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue) (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 12: Strictly Legal

27 November 1952
Capt. Braddock investigates a shady real-estate operation that obtains property through foreclosures.

Season 3, Episode 13: The Elephant in Stockings

12 December 1952
Capt. Braddock goes after a mob boss.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Leon Tyler ... Gerald

Gloria Winters ... Mavis

Russell Hicks ... Jeremiah J. Gates

Gordon Jones ... Fred Hooper
Danny Mummert ... Speckle (as Dan Mummert)

Elizabeth Harrower ... Miss Bronson
Elizabeth Holmes ... Fat Woman

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Season 3, Episode 14: False Tape

18 December 1952
Someone is blackmailing a man with tapes of phone calls he made to his mistress. Capt. Braddock investigates.

Season 3, Episode 15: The Christmas Caper

25 December 1952
Braddock and his men investigate several con artists who use phony street corner Santa Clauses to collect money for poor children and distribute it among themselves.

Reed Hadley ... Captain John Braddock

Lloyd Corrigan ... Charles Dooley

Jackie Coogan ... Pennington (as John L. Coogan)
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

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue) (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 16: The System

1 January 1953
Capt. Braddock investigates reports of a con artist selling a system "guaranteed" to pick winners at the race track.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Lola Albright ... Nancy Metcalfe

William Ching ... Don Riordan (as Bill Ching)

Pierre Watkin ... Frank Metcalfe (as Pierre Watkins)

Keith Richards ... George

Season 3, Episode 17: Baby Face Con

9 January 1953

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Season 3, Episode 18: The Case of the Dancing Lady

12 February 1953
A newlywed couple complains to Capt. Braddock that a dance studio has swindled them out of money. Braddock investigates.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. Braddock

Jan Clayton ... Mary

Hugh Beaumont ... Timothy Morgan / Narrator

Anthony Caruso ... Antoine (as Tony Caruso)
Shirley Tegge ... Dance Hostess
Edythe Elliott ... Mrs. Morgan (as Edith Elliott)
Fred Sherman ... Webster
Diane Fortier ... Ann Barrett

Claudia Drake ... Mabel
John Close ... Joe
Robert Keys ... Detective (as Bob Keyes)

Season 3, Episode 19: His Brother's Keeper

26 February 1953
When Longshot, a likable panhandler and compulsive gambler, stumbles onto a bunco game and informs Captain Braddock, the racketeers take their revenge.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

James Gleason ... Longshot
Don Garner ... Jerry
Henry Kulky ... Socco

Dan Seymour ... Harry Stoker

Frank Hagney ... Bit Man

Season 3, Episode 20: Friend of the People

12 March 1953

Season 3, Episode 21: Antique Racket

19 March 1953
A con artist selling phony antiques comes to the attention of Capt. Braddock and the squad.

Season 3, Episode 22: Girl in the Mink Coat

9 April 1953
Capt. Braddock goes after a female con artist known only as "The Girl in the Mink Coat".

Season 3, Episode 23: The Big Touch

23 April 1953
Capt. Braddock goes undercover to investigate a con game that he believes has ties to an organized-crime ring.

Season 3, Episode 24: The White Carnation

18 June 1953
Capt. Braddock gets complaints about a con man's activities, but the only description he has of the man is that he wears a white carnation in the lapel of his jacket.

Season 3, Episode 25: Take a Little, Leave a Little

2 July 1953
A pleasant man moves to a small town. He gives himself out as being a famous geologist, an expert in locating oil-deposits by signs in the surface of the landscape. Soon he is introduced into the community of the local businessmen. He reveals to them that he has found signs of an oil-deposit just outside the town. He offers them shares in the oil-field on very good conditions, but as soon as the money is paid and the contracts are signed, he prepares to leave the town immediately.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Jackson Halliday ... Walter Cartwright alias John Riley
June Wurster ... Wanda Hurley (as Jane Wurster)

Harry Tyler ... Henry Simpson

Griff Barnett ... Claude Anderson

Carleton Young ... Hal Porter
Earle McVeigh ... Charlie Frye
Ivan Parry ... Sheriff Martin
Ben Mazer ... Fred Stimson

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue) (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 26: The Case of Lady Luck

6 July 1953
Captain Braddock is asked to discreetly investigate when the new wife of an influential member becomes conspicuously and profitably successful in bridge games at an exclusive country club.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Dawn Addams ... Betty Grant

Hillary Brooke ... Julia Bentley
Helen Chapman ... Madge Adams
Betty Finley ... Alice Norton

John Hubbard ... Tom Grant
Hal March ... Chip Madigan

Damian O'Flynn ... Harry Adams

Roy Roberts ... Sam Bentley

Season 3, Episode 27: The Gentler Sex

13 July 1953
Capt. Braddock goes after a female con artist whose specialty is making men underestimate her, then taking them for everything they've got.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Season 3, Episode 28: Sale Value

20 July 1953
A con man just released from prison sets his sights on a successful businessman and schemes to swindle him out of his company.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Rudolph Anders ... Harry Sturner
Nancy Hale ... Bonnie Sturner

Morgan Farley ... Martin Kelso

Douglass Dumbrille ... George Vermillion (as Douglass Dumbrille)
Ralph Dumke ... Wilmer Medford
Harris Brown ... Harley Blaine
George Champe ... Hotel Manager
Ann Staunton ... Cashier
George Pembroke ... Bookkeeper

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 29: Phony Photo Contest

27 July 1953
Capt. Braddock uncovers information that leads to a prostitution ring.

Season 3, Episode 30: Fraudulent Nursery School

3 August 1953
Capt. Braddock looks into a nursery school that may not be quite what it appears to be.

Season 3, Episode 31: Romance Unlimited

10 August 1953
A woman victimizes men in overseas military service by marrying them for their allotments. One soldier returns unexpectedly and learns the truth and, filled with bitterness, holds her hostage with a plan to kill her. Captain John Braddock asks his mother to appeal to him to spare him from ruining his future.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock
Chris Drake ... Chuck Martin (as Christian Drake)

Gloria Saunders ... Karen Spencer

Marlo Dwyer ... Grace Kellogg

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Martin
Michael O'Brien ... Sergeant Justin

Bill Baldwin ... Postman
Dan Barton ... Wally

Paul Brinegar ... Janitor Dorset

Robert Easton ... Tex (as Bob Easton)
Bob Carraher ... Cop

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue) (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 32: Impatient Heir

17 August 1953
Capt. Braddock investigates the case of a man who is suspected of faking his own death to collect the life insurance money.

Season 3, Episode 33: Diamond Smugglers

24 August 1953
Capt. Braddock receives information about a gang that's smuggling diamonds into the city.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

John Bromfield ... Joseph Timothy Gallery

Mary Beth Hughes ... Kendall Hastings

Whit Bissell ... Tyler Justin Osborne
Ralph Smiley ... Joseph Cydelle

Pierre Watkin ... Dr. Trevillon

Don Dillaway ... Customs Officer Smith
Bradford Hatton ... Customs Agent Steve Haggerty
Don Brodie ... Ship's Steward
Don Garrett ... Ship's Purser
Riza Royce ... Dowager
Gordon Nelson ... Lou Irwin / Adams

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

Robert Bray ... Desk Sergeant in Prologue (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 34: Sting of Fate

31 August 1953
A man and woman team of confidence operators fake injuries in hotels in order to extort money. They use wasp stings to simulate the swelling of a real sprain, but a hotel employee helps Braddock expose the con and break the case.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. Braddock

Catherine McLeod ... Linda

Steve Brodie ... Joe Carey
Thomas Browne Henry ... Hotel Manager (as Tom Brown Henry)
El Brendel ... Webber
Harlan Warde ... Doctor
Kathleen Mulqueen ... Wife (as Catherine Mulqueen)
Fay Roope ... Husband

Sidney Clute ... Operator (as Sid Clute)

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 35: The Case of the Sure Thing

7 September 1953
Braddock looks into a possible bookmaking swindle.

Reed Hadley ... Capt. John Braddock

Milburn Stone ... Morgan Crowley

Louise Currie ... Helen Miller

Griff Barnett ... David Sutton

Keith Richards ... Charley Woods

Hugh Beaumont ... Narrator (prologue)

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