Dragnet (1951–1959)

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

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sgt. Joe Friday / ... (276 episodes, 1951-1959)
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"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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Among the many real-life police officers who submitted story ideas for this series was future Star Trek (1966) creator Gene Roddenberry. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Nice to see on DVD, but be careful!
11 July 2005 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

I purchased a couple of episodes of the classic B & W version of "Dragnet" in a "Everything for a Buck" sort of store, not long ago. In one collection, the transfer from film to DVD was great. However, the other set, from a different company, left a good deal to be desired. The film quality was low, and to add insult to injury, they had edited music from the score, as well. I would wager that it was the signature, "Dahhh-da-DUM-DUM" that we all know "Dragnet" by.

Still was a great watch, however, and the stories are interesting. Just having the audio quality change, and small bits of dialoge get clipped by inserting a piano playing a couple of notes, is somewhat irritating.


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