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



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Episode complete credited cast:
Nancy Metcalfe
Don Riordan (as Bill Ching)
Frank Metcalfe (as Pierre Watkins)
Keith Richards ...


An elderly con man uses his daughter's charms to lure men into his scheme. Dad claims to have develop a "system" for betting on horses that's practically perfect. He demonstrates it to his latest sucker, Don Reardon, by adjusting clocks by a half hour so his assistant can provide him with the results of a current race and then play tape-delayed recording of the "live" results on their rigged-out radio. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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Crime | Drama




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1 January 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Hey kids, you can try this at home!
25 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Don Riordan meets Nancy Metcalfe at a club and they strike up a relationship. When the evening is done, Don tells Nancy he'll driver her home. However, Don doesn't realize that Nancy and her father are crooks and they are setting him up for a swindle and their mansion isn't theirs at all and George isn't their butler.

So what's the scam? Well, the Metcalfes later claim to have a fool-proof system for picking the winners of horse races. After all, when they repeatedly listen to races during the weekend, they keep picking the winners again and again. How did they really do it? Well, Don was staying with them and they set every clock back in the house (as well as Don's watch)--and so they are picking winners AFTER the races have been completed! Will Captain Braddock magically pop in at the end of the show and capture the crooks?

As I watched this show, I thought that in many ways the episode was like a how-to--teaching the viewer how easy it would be to run this scam themselves!! I am pretty sure that was NOT the purpose of the show! Overall, an interesting episode and one worth seeing.

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