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Ripped from the case files of police forces across the country, "Racket Squad" sought to expose the devious machinations of the con man. Running from 1951-1953, "Racket Squad" was one of the first series to portray the gritty reality of criminal investigation and was twice nominated for an Emmy award. His Brother's Keeper: An elderly gambler known as Long Shot poses as a deaf hobo in order to receive handouts that he can use for gambling. Local gangsters already running a similar citywide racket don't take it lightly when Long Shot tries to beat them at their own game. Two Little Country Girls: Assistant hotel manager Harvey Anderson accuses a bellhop of stealing $15,000 from a guest. Captain Braddock hears Anderson's story and suspects that the guest may be a confidence woman who has pulled this con in several other hotels. Smoke Eater: Two petty swindlers con their way to riches by posing as Fire Marshals, enforcing fire code regulations at local businesses and collecting on the fines. Anyone Can Be A Sucker: Risking his life and attempting to prevent a murder, small time crook Smiley Gibbons rats out a big-time gangster who runs a local gambling ring.

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ALP4623 Racket Squad TV Series Volume 2 DVD (1953/Reed Hadley) $5.99