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Dragnet (1951)

Dragnet (1951)


"This is the city, Los Angeles, California. I work here, I carry a badge."


The granddaddy of all TV cop shows which ran on NBC from 1951-1959. Jack Webb starred as Sgt. Joe Friday, a plainclothes detective who solved crimes for the Los Angeles Police Department. Ben Alexander played Friday's partner, Officer Frank Smith. The story lines were taken from real life case files of the LAPD and the names were always changed to protect the innocent.

Broadcast History
January 1951-December 1955: Thursday 9:00-9:30PM
January 1956-September 1958: Thursday 8:30-9:00PM
September 1958-June 1959: Tuesday 7:30-8:00PM
July 1959-September 1959: Sunday 8:30-9:00PM

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Episode Info

Final: 8x39 -- The Big Red (Aug/23/1959)


In the series finale, Friday and Smith once again investigate a series of robberies.
Cast
Jack WebbJack Webb
As Sgt. Joe Friday
Barton YarboroughBarton Yarborough
As Sgt. Ben Romero (episodes 1-2)
Barney PhillipsBarney Phillips
As Sgt. Ed Jacobs (episodes 3-14)
Ben AlexanderBen Alexander
As Officer Frank Smith (S02-S08)
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Recurring Guests

Olan Soule as Ray Pinker (29 eps)
Vic Perrin as Henry Hatfield (16 eps)
Walter Sande as Captain Barnard (15 eps)
Ralph Moody as John Wallace (14 eps)
Art Balinger as Captain Glavas (13 eps)
Harry Bartell as Frank Salazar (13 eps)
Jack Kruschen as Elevator Operator (12 eps)
Art Gilmore as Captain Diddion (12 eps)
Herb Vigran as Jacko (11 eps)
Virginia Gregg as Iris (10 eps)

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Warning: Dragnet (1951) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: December 16, 1951
Ended: August 23, 1959
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