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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Did You Know?
This tele-movie was to serve as the pilot episode of Dragnet 1967
(1967). However, it didn't air as originally planned, as Jack Webb
decided to change the pace and tone of the series from this film. Webb finally decided to allow the pilot to air during the series 3rd year, in 1969. See more
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
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)
Composed by Walter Schumann See more