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Dragnet (1951)

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Dragnet was first aired in December 1951 as a special episode of the NBC program Sound-Off Time.
 
Friday's original partner, Sgt. Ben Romero, was played by Barton Yarborough who died after 3 episodes were filmed. He was replaced by Barney Phillips as Detective Sergeant Ed Jacobs.
 
Reruns were aired in syndication under the title Badge 714, which was Joe Friday's badge number.
 
Jack Webb later worked on the 1982 Dragnet remake, serving as a writer and producer for the series.
 
Upon Webb's death, the Los Angeles Police Department retired badge 714 in his honor.
 
In the beginning of the series, the radio show and the TV series ran simultaneously.
 
Dragnet was the first TV show to be remade into a movie, as well as the first TV show to have a theatrical version released while the TV series was currently airing.
 
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was one of many real-life police officers who submitted a story idea for the series.
 
Dragnet was the first American series to be imported by British Independent Television.
 

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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