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Dragnet 1966 (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  27 January 1969 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Vic Perrin ...
Don Negler, alias J. Johnson
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Mrs. Eve Kruger
Gene Evans ...
Capt. Hugh Brown
John Roseboro ...
Sgt. Dave Bradford
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George Freeman
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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
Eddie Firestone ...
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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Filmed in 1966 but not broadcast until 1969. See more »

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Friday and Gannon collect a picture of each of the missing women. At the end when they see the pictures that Negler took of his bound victims, they are all wearing the same outfits. See more »

Quotes

Carl Rockwell: 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. ...
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Follows Dragnet (1954) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
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The second wave of "Dragnet" in top form.
11 October 2001 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

This powerful 1966 "Dragnet" flick marked the return of Sgt. Joe Friday to the screen (though Friday was a Lieutenant in the last black-and-white episode). This time Friday is teamed with Officer Bill Gannon played by Harry Morgan. The episode, involving young ladies murdered by a photographer, is tense and gut-wrenching. It is finely directed and features the best, most realistic performances of any 1960s episode. It received very high ratings when it was finally broadcast in 1969, after a very successful season in which the show returned to the top twenty in the Nielsen ratings for the first time since the 1950s.

Fans of this new version of "Dragnet" may be very interested to know that Jack Webb and Harry Morgan had appeared together in two film-noir movies before doing this show. The first was "Appointment with Danger," filmed in 1949, in which the two play killers and Jack Webb's character, coincidentally named Joe, kills Harry Morgan's character by smashing his head with bronze shoes. The other movie was "Dark City," filmed in 1950, in which the two play gambling cronies and constantly get on each other's nerves.

In this "Dragnet" show they don't get on each other's nerves, and, with some of the most clever investigation Joe Friday ever does (the candy bar wrapper scene and the lured confession), the two get their guy.


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