Sgt. Joe Friday is called back from vacation to work with his partner, Off. Bill Gannon, on a missing persons case. Two amateur female models and a young war widow have vanished, having been last seen with one J. Johnson. In the course of tracking down Johnson and the young ladies, the detectives wind up with two different descriptions of the suspect, one of which closely resembles a dead body found in a vacant lot. But the dead man, later identified as Charles LeBorg of France, proves not to be J. Johnson, when a third young model disappears. Written by
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, the technical advisor on this film, was the Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective who originally solved the actual case on which this film was based. See more
One of suspects has driver's license in which his first name is only indicated by the initial "J" with no middle name; unless a person could prove that the initial was his legal first name (highly unlikely), no municipality would ever issue a license such as that as the documents would be virtually useless as any form of identification device. See more
Go swallow a germ you nigger cop!
Sergeant Joe Friday
Now you listen to me, you gutter-mouth punk. I've dealt with you before, and every time I did, it took me a month to wash off the filth. I'll tell you what you did to that four-year old girl out in Westlake Park: you staked out a bench like you've always done. You bought a sack of penny candy; you waited until the right little girl came along... You got her in your car. She started to cry; you hit her across the mouth twice. You cut her lip with your ring. ...
"Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)"
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