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Racket Squad 

This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.
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1953   1952   1951  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Reed Hadley ...  Capt. John Braddock / ... 98 episodes, 1951-1953
Hugh Beaumont ...  Narrator (prologue) / ... 33 episodes, 1952-1953
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Squadra mobile See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three episodes were edited together and released as the feature "Mobs, Inc." in 1956. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Spoofed in Bunco Busters (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Racket Squad becomes Mobs Inc.
13 January 2011 | by malcolm-webbSee all my reviews

Three episodes of Racket Squad were edited into a 74m. second feature. Released in UK cinemas, in July 1955, by Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors under the title Mobs Incorporated. Classified with an A certificate by the British Board of Film Censors. No child under 16 could see an A film, unless accompanied by an adult. It was a common practise back then for kids to get around this minor difficulty by approaching a complete stranger in the cinema queue and pleading " 'ere Guv'nor, can you take us in ? ". Reed Hadley gives an authoritative performance as a police captain with integrity and an overwhelming desire to see lawbreakers apprehended and taken into custody to face justice. Highly entertaining series of television films, featuring Hadley, the great all-rounder, who never failed to turn in a polished performance.


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