Racket Squad (1950– )
Needs 5 Ratings

The Case of Lady Luck 

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.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Betty Grant
...
Julia Bentley
Helen Chapman ...
Madge Adams
Betty Finley ...
Alice Norton
...
Tom Grant
Hal March ...
Chip Madigan
...
Harry Adams
...
Sam Bentley
Edit

Storyline

Julia Bentley, the new wife of influential Sam Bentley, arouses suspicion by her consistent and profitable success in the members' bridge games at Big Oaks Country Club. In hopes of avoiding a divisive confrontation with Sam Bentley, Club Committeeman Tom Grant asks Captain Braddock to discreetly investigate the matter. He agrees to do so, and enlists the services of reformed cardsharp Chip Madigan to observe Julia and determine the reasons for her success. Chip's background enables him to easily discern Julia's methods for obtaining winning hands and, at Captain Braddock's urging, he puts a gentle but definite end to her chicanery by giving the club members an impromptu demonstration of card manipulation techniques. Written by Sam Spear

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 July 1953 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Capt. John Braddock: A word of advice. If you must play card games for money, keep the stakes low, know what you're doing, watch whom you're playing with or what happened to Betty Grant and her friends could happen to you!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A surprising case in many ways....
5 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an unusual case. A rich middle-aged man marries a pretty lady, Julia (Hillary Brooke). Despite having lots of money, over time it appears that Julia is a card shark--and she keeps winning again and again at Bridge at the local Country Club. One of the victims goes to Captain Braddock (Reed Hadley) to ask him to investigate.

What makes this episode unusual is that this is NOT really high-stakes Bridge--though the money does add up over time. Such a small-time racket is usually something that doesn't come to police attention and why would a rich woman do this?

Captain Braddock's solution is pretty simple. He takes an ex-card shark to the club and has him observe Mrs. Bentley to see IF she is cheating-- and if so, how?

How all this is then handled is what makes this such an unusual case. It makes for an excellent episode--one of the better in the series.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?