Dragnet (1951–1959)

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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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Storyline

"The story you are about to see is true", "Just the facts, ma'am", "We were working the day watch" - phrases which became so popular as to inspire much parody - set the realistic tone of this early police drama. The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of policemen's professional and personal lives. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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(300 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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This successful TV series, spawned 2 million selling hit singles. In the Summer of 1953. Ray Anthony and His Orchestra recorded the theme music, titled "Dragnet" (#2 US Pop). In addition, reaching #1 on the charts, was a 3 minute speaking satire, recorded by comedian 'Stan Frebeg', his co writer Daws Butler and June Fora, titled "St. George And The Dragonet". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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Connections

Referenced in Anything But Love: Just the Facts, Ma'am (1989) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Dragnet-**** The Ultimate Crime Show
20 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Webb was totally memorable in a part made for him. As Sgt. Joe Friday, he totally captured Los Angeles on the beat, he knew what made the city tick as well as being prepared for so many memorable characters that he would meet during his tour of duty.

His wonderful sidekicks were Ben Alexander and later Harry Morgan.

Each week we were treated to another episode. My personal favorite was the one where the neighbors cleaned out a person's home. They thought he had moved and left the furniture When they were charged with robbery, imagine the expressions on their faces.

George Fennemann, a perfect foil for Groucho Marx, was the perfect announcer.

Who can ever forget Mark V11? This show was an absolute classic.


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