Dragnet Volume 3
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- BONUS FEATURE: Contains Original Commercials
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Jack Webb|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Episode 1 - The Big Phone Call: Joe Friday and Ed Jacobs confront jeweler Ernest Garvey in connection with the robbery of a colleague. Garvey's outrage at being questioned quickly loses its credibility as the detectives present a laundry list of damning evidence.
Episode 2 - The Big Cast: On the run from the police, a man wanted for robbery and assault shoots down Detective Frank Smith. With his partner in critical condition, Friday won't rest until the dangerous fugitive is in police custody.
Episode 3 - The Big False Make: Arrested for holding up a grocery store, local gardener Thomas Stanford confesses to the crime. As the questioning continues, Friday begins to suspect they have the wrong man and sets out to discover why Stanford would confess to a crime he didn't commit.
Episode 4 - Big Frank: Friday takes on a suspect wanted in a man's disappearance and presumed murder. Refusing to admit any involvement, the calm and collected Henry Ross begins to slowly break down as Friday subjects him to a grueling interrogation. Future Academy Award winner and well known heavy Lee Marvin plays the roll of Henry Ross.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 17 ratings.
Original air dates of these excellent Dragnet episodes:
Episode One: THE BIG PHONE CALL (5/22/52; The 12th episode)
Episode Two: THE BIG CAST (2/14/52; A rare find- This is the 5th Dragnet TV episode aired)
Episode Three: THE BIG FALSE MAKE (5/27/54)
Episode Four: THE BIG FRANK (5/7/53)
As expected, the transfer can be rough, but still quality television at this excellent price.
If I was going to buy just one Dragnet DVD from Oldies.com, this would be it. Why? Simply put, the episodes included on this disc are some of the harder ones to find on DVD. Audio/visual quality is about average as public domain Dragnet episodes go, but the relative rarity of these episodes makes this release a winner for fans of the series looking to expand their Dragnet collections.
- Sales Rank: 37,126
- UPC: 089218452092
- Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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