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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


Episode Info

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



Cast
Jack WebbJack Webb
As Sgt. Joe Friday
Jack WebbJack Webb
As Sgt. Joe Friday
Barton YarboroughBarton Yarborough
As Sgt. Ben Romero (eps. 1-2)
Barton YarboroughBarton Yarborough
As Sgt. Ben Romero (eps. 1-2)
Barney PhillipsBarney Phillips
As Sgt. Ed Jacobs (eps. 3-14)
Barney PhillipsBarney Phillips
As Sgt. Ed Jacobs (eps. 3-14)
Herb EllisHerb Ellis
As Off. Frank Smith (S02)
Herb EllisHerb Ellis
As Off. Frank Smith (S02)
Ben AlexanderBen Alexander
As Off. Frank Smith (S02-S08)
Ben AlexanderBen Alexander
As Off. Frank Smith (S02-S08)
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Crew

Executive Producer: Stanley Meyer
Producer: Michael Meshekoff
Music: Walter Schumann
Music Editor: Sid Sidney
Make-up: Stanley E. Campbell
Camera Operator: Jack Whitman, F. Bud Mautino
Other: Burl Stafford, James Potevin
Director of Photography: Edward Colman
Art Director: Frank Arrigo

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Recurring Guests

Olan Soule as Ray Pinker (49 eps)
Vic Perrin as guest star (27 eps)
Walter Sande as Captain Barnard (25 eps)
Ralph Moody as Moody (24 eps)
Art Balinger as Captain Glavas (21 eps)
Jack Kruschen as Elevator Operator (21 eps)
Harry Bartell as Frank Salazar (21 eps)
Art Gilmore as Captain Diddion (20 eps)
Herb Vigran as Jacko (19 eps)
Virginia Gregg as Iris (18 eps)

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Network: NBC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Crime, Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: December 16, 1951
Ended: August 23, 1959
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