This is the first episode of the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a big hit on radio under the direction of George W. Trendel, but knew he didn’t have what it took to direct a TV series so he hired Jack Chertov. The series went on for years and probably was influential in making Westerns the most popular genre of a generation of Americans.
Racket Squad stars Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, who works the racket and bunco squad for the San Francisco, California police department. This episode deals with a disreputable car salesman that sells a couple a car with no brakes.
The store keeper won’t give Luke Grayson a bottle of wine, so Ben Cartwright invites him for breakfast which makes Luke mad. He tries to shoot Ben and Ben shoots him down. So Luke’s shows up to kill Ben with some help from Lee VanCleef.
A Dutch missionary boards a ship in the middle of the night. The Captain soon finds he has a guest that no country in the world will allow off the ship.
In the civil war, Jess Bradley and his dog are captured by an evil Union officer and when the dog dies, things take a turn for the worse for the evil Colonel.
John Marriott is a condemned man who has a vision showing him he wouldn’t die at the hands of the executioner.
Karen Wadsworth has the unique power of suggestion and believes she can use it to kill. You’ll recognize Joanne Linville of Star Trek Romulan commander fame.