Login or register

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

  • Currently 0/10
No votes yet

Episode Info

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

In the series finale, Friday and Smith once again investigate a series of robberies.
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)

No reviews yet, write the first review
Latest news

There are no news items yet
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)

View All Recurring Guests

NBC to Launch 'Heroes Reborn: Digital Series' in Conjunction With Miniseries

    NBC is certainly doing everything it can to..

Primetime Ratings, Wednesday, 4/16/14

    FOX won a pretty quiet Wednesday night in all measures. 'American Idol' dropped a tenth..

'Mad Men' Final Season Premieres to Lowest Ratings Since 2008

    After months of hype, last night saw the (presumably) highly..