Racket Squad - The police drama RACKET
SQUAD/CBS/1951-53 starred Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock who worked for
the racket squad at the San Francisco police department.
Captain John Braddock
The series was based on actual case files from police departments around the
country that involved various confidence games pulled by professional
con-artists (sweepstake swindlers, crooked card games, money switches,
phony sales pitches, etc.)
[Voice of Reed Hadley] "What you are about to see is a real-life story
taken from the files of police racket and bunco squads, business protective
associations, and similar sources all over the country. It is intended to
expose the confidence game, the carefully worked out frauds by which
confidence men take more money each year from the American public than all the
bank robbers and thugs with their violence."
[Program Close] " I'm closing this case now, but there'll be others because
that's the way the world is built. Remember, 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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