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Episode List


Season 2

11 Sep. 1952
The Big Jump
A man threatens to jump from a 9th-floor building ledge by ten o'clock.
25 Sep. 1952
The Big Sorrow
Just hours after the sudden death of his partner Ben Romero, Joe must set aside his emotions to help track down a pair of desperate escaped convicts who are headed towards Los Angeles.
6 Nov. 1952
The Big Seventeen
Upper middle-class teenagers in Los Angeles are going crazy. They trash a movie theater, beating up the manager and pushing a young man through a plate glass window. Sergeant Friday must get to the bottom of what is causing this to happen.
18 Dec. 1952
The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas
Friday and Smith search for a missing boy. The first sign that the case is serious is when blood is found. Further probing reveals the boy's parents had purchased him a .22-caliber rifle for Christmas -- and the weapon is missing, removed from its wrapped package.
8 Jan. 1953
The Big Grandma
Friday and Jacobs look for an elderly woman who has been passing bad checks just three different months a year for nearly 10 years.
22 Jan. 1953
The Big Show
A lady reports an abandoned baby at a bus depot. Officers Friday and Smith investigate, and realize her story doesn't quite hold water.
29 Jan. 1953
The Big Safe
Friday and Smith are investigating a missing office safe.
12 Feb. 1953
The Big Hate
Gordon Miller, a young pianist, is found near an abandoned freight car holding the dead body of a woman in his arms. He claims he has killed her. Called to interrogate him, Friday and Smith remain skeptical.
12 Mar. 1953
The Big Run
Friday peruses the elusive armed robber Mark Hoffman after the man repeatedly escapes from both State and military prisons. Can Friday convince the man to surrender or will he go down in a hail of bullets.
19 Mar. 1953
The Big Break
Friday leads a team in a raid on the house of a very dangerous armed robber, which results in a bloody shootout.
26 Mar. 1953
The Big Light
Henry Wilson, a Hollywood movie director, has been killed by a falling arc light. Was it really an accident? To answer this question, Friday and Smith go Hollywood with a wonderful excuse to visit the studios. But the two men do not fail to mix business with pleasure and they will wind up solving the mystery.
16 Apr. 1953
The Big Lay-Out
Joe Friday's old friend and his wife suspect their son is using drugs so they ask the police sergeant to look into it as a favor. As Joe and his partner check it out they suspect the son is also a dealer.
7 May 1953
The Big Frank
A man is pulled from his car, beaten and robbed. The criminal apparently makes his escape in the man's car. Friday and Smith have to find him.
14 May 1953
The Big Lease
An elderly widower is missing, so Friday and Smith retrace his actions before his disappearance. Things point to a long vacation until the story of Mrs. Banner, who rented the man's house, doesn't add up.
21 May 1953
The Big Hands
Friday and Smith are assigned to investigate the strangulation of an unidentified woman in a hotel room. With no leads and no clues, and no idea of who she is, they must start from scratch to find her killer.
18 Jun. 1953
The Big Barrette
Friday and Smith have considerable physical evidence but very few genuine leads to help them solve the mysterious beating death of a well-liked young woman.
25 Jun. 1953
The Big Dance
Friday and Smith are faced with a lack of clues, except for a matchbook when trying to track down some brutal thieves.

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