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"Dragnet 1967" Burglary: DR-31 (1969)

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Dragnet 1967: Season 3: Episode 20 -- Sgt. Friday and Officer Gannon search for a burglary suspect dressed in a bright green cape and Napoleon hat who only steals photos of an old comic-strip hero.


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Original Air Date:
6 March 1969 (Season 3, Episode 20)
Several stores report theft of comic books, posters, and pictures about superheroes. The stores say the thief is in costume. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jack Webb ... Sergeant Joe Friday

Harry Morgan ... Officer Bill Gannon
Tim Donnelly ... Stanley Stover (as Timothy Donnelly)
Robert Brubaker ... Mort Kelly
Mickey Sholdar ... Bob Snow
John Nolan ... Dave Breslin

Stuart Nisbet ... George Gurvey
Vince Williams ... Lt. Murrow

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Webb 
Writing credits
Burt Prelutsky (written by)

Jack Webb (created by) uncredited

Produced by
William Stark .... associate producer (as Wm. Stark)
Jack Webb .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Comstock 
Cinematography by
Alric Edens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard M. Sprague 
Art Direction by
John E. Chilberg II 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
John Sturtevant 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Will Sheldon .... unit manager (as Willard H. Sheldon)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel A. Bishop .... assistant director
Sound Department
John Erlinger .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Robert Brower .... color coordinator
Music Department
Walter Schumann .... composer: theme music
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Tom Reddin .... technical advisor: Los Angeles Police Department (as Chief Thomas Reddin)
Tom Williams .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
You'll either love it or you'll cringe when you see it., 16 November 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is my favorite episode of "Dragnet" and I love to watch it whenever it comes on TV. However, at the same time, it might just be the one my wife hates the most--not because it was poorly made but because it makes her cringe--it is THAT hard to watch for some people.

An odd series of robberies is occurring. Some strange person wearing some sort of homemade superhero outfit is running about in tights--stealing memorabilia from local theaters and from a movie studio. All of the stuff relates to superheroes and it's inconceivable that anyone would do this. In the end, a very poor and extremely pathetic man is caught--leading to one of the most grueling and difficult interviews in TV cop history--you might just find yourself crying or changing the channel as it's tough to watch this loser disintegrate during the course of the interview. The very end, with the movie poster, is a classic. Some might find it goes 'over-the-top', I thought it was just perfect.

Tim Donnelly stars as the pathetic thief. You might recognize him as one of the firemen from Jack Webb's later TV series, "Emergency". His acting was actually better and more believable in this earlier show ("Dragnet"), as his role on "Emergency" was almost comic-relief.

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