Initially intended as a pilot for the Dragnet 1967 TV series, featuring L.A. police detective Joe Friday and his partners, but not aired until 1969.

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It was Kansas City, not New Orleans.

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Vic Perrin ...
Don Negler, alias J. Johnson
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Mrs. Eve Kruger
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Capt. Hugh Brown
John Roseboro ...
Sgt. Dave Bradford
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George Freeman
Tom Williams ...
Melvin Gannon
Jack Ragotzy ...
Carl Rockwell
Roger Til ...
William Smith
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Claude LeBorg (as Gerald Michenaud)
Bruce Watson ...
Freddie
Herbert Ellis ...
Rico 'Ricky' Markell
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Max Shelton
Elizabeth Rogers ...
Eve Sorenson
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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 Michael J. Hayde <mmeajv@earthlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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27 January 1969 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This was the pilot episode of Dragnet 1967 (1967). But it did not air as originally planned because Jack Webb decided to change the tone of series from the pilot. Webb finally decided to allow the pilot to air during the third season of the series. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film Friday attends a security briefing for a visit by a Soviet dignitary and notes that the meeting included several Russian "NKVD" agents. The NKVD was actually abolished in 1946 and its foreign security duties were eventually reorganized into the KGB in 1954, over a decade before the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Joe Friday: [busts the kitchen door with the suspect hiding behind it knocks him down crook goes for his gun Friday has his pointed at his nose] Go ahead pick it up.
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Follows Dragnet (1954) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Classic Television!
11 January 2001 | by (Madison,TN) – See all my reviews

We need more shows like this on TV today to teach teens about the truth to drugs and guns. TV is and will always be a powerful medium, and it was nothing like Jack Webb and Harry Morgan to tell the straight dope on the truth. Today, the only ones who seem to watch this show are the ones who saw it the first time and nostalgists like myself. With a wry wit and a father's tone, Joe Friday always wanted to help and his partner Bill Gannon was little more than a sidekick but a best friend there to say, "Listen to him, son, he's telling you the truth." I just can't go a week without a reassurance from Joe. Someone thank TVLand for bringing this show back to where it belongs.


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