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Dragnet Volume 1

Jack Webb stars as Joe Friday in four episodes of the classic TV cop show.
Volume 1
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DVD Features:

  • Based On A Radio Play By James E. Mosen
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Just the facts. Starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday and Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith, "Dragnet" was the most popular detective series of the 1950s. It aired weekly on NBC from 1952 to 1959 in its first run and influenced countless police shows to come, including today's real life crime show "Cops." It spawned a movie version in 1954 and again in 1987 with Dan Aykroyd.

Episode 1: A wave of thefts along a 10 block area of Wilshire Boulevard. Looks like the work of a kleptomaniac.

Episode 2: A hit-and-run turns into murder when the victims die. A grandmother and grandson.

Episode 3: An abandoned baby at a bus depot. Seven weeks old. No leads.

Episode 4: Four-year-old twins are missing, last seen playing in the park. Distraught mother. Star Jack Webb directs.

Product Description:

Jack Webb stars as Joe Friday in four episodes of the classic TV cop show.

Plot Keywords:

Detective | Detectives | Mysteries | Mystery | Sitcoms | Suspense | Television / TV Series | Thriller | Vintage TV
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Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
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Rating 5.0 4 Classic Episodes Movie Lover: from USA -- August, 18, 2005

Dragnet Volume 1 features four classic episodes, as described. The original titles and airdates:

Episode One: THE BIG SHOPLIFT (3/11/54)
Episode Two: THE BIG HIT-RUN KILLER (3/18/54)
Episode Three: THE BIG SHOW (1/22/53)
Episode Four: THE BIG CRIME (9/9/54)

Transfer quality is good on this DVD. Worth every penny.

Rating 5.0 Just The Facts Movie Lover: from Encino, CA US -- December, 15, 2004

Anyone who grew up in the 50's and lived in Los Angeles remembers Jack Webb and Dragnet. These DVD's are the best prints I have ever seen and the commercials are even more entertaining. I highly recommend these to any Jack Webb fan and/or "baby boomer." The old shots of a 50's Los Angeles are great.

Rating 5.0 The best yet Movie Lover: from Culver, CA US -- September, 25, 2003

I originally had these same episodes on a different tape. The quality and sound were poor. The DVD quality is very, very good. Highly recomend buying the DVD. Waiting for the 2nd DVD to be delivered. I hope "oldies" will come out with a third volume.

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  • Sales Rank: 11,227
  • UPC: 089218408891
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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