Racket Squad: Season 2, Episode 29

The Case of the Matchmaker (25 Mar. 1952)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama
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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. ... See full summary »

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Maurice Cass ...
Larry Coswick
Richard Gaines
Larry Kozley ...
Stamp Shop Owner
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May Norton
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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. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The copy of "The Case Of The Matchmaker" floating around on public domain releases contains the wrong end credits. The credits are actually for "Romance Unlimited", although they feature a different background (cigarette packs instead of a filing cabinet). If the correct credits are ever found, they should include the characters Larry Coswick (stamp shop owner), Mrs. May Norton, Harry Johnson, and Norman West, amongst others. These are the characters that appeared in "The Case Of The Matchmaker". Any credits listing characters named Chuck Martin, Karen Spencer, Grace Kellogg, Janitor Dorset, Tex, and others are for "Romance Unlimited". See more »

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Philatelic flatterer.
14 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The show begins with May Norton (Joy Page) taking a book of stamps to be appraised. She is shocked to learn that the collection is worth only a tiny fraction of what she expected. Then, through the magic of flashbacks, you learn where she got the stamps and why she thought they were valuable.

May met a handsome European man, Paul. He was quite nice and she soon fell in love with him. Paul, however, says he has a short-term problem--much of his money is back home in Europe and he needs some cash until he's able to have access to his funds. May offers to help him and Paul offers to let her hold on to his valuable stamp collection until he can repay her. May knows it's valuable because she's been offered thousands for it. Unfortunately, the man making the offer is Paul's partner in crime--and soon both men disappeared--leaving May with some very common stamps.

This is a relatively typical show from the series, though it is also more sad than usual as May really did love a man who ended up being a major creep. Worth seeing.


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