Joe and Bill are assigned a task to find a purse snatcher. They are surprised to learn it is a dog snatching the purses.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Policewoman Dorothy Miller
Capt. Merton Howe
Noradelle De Leone
Ingo Burry
Phil Arnold ...
Bert Silver
Bonnie Hughes ...
Dee Staley
Jean Inness ...
Wanda Kravits
Lars Lowell
Monty Margetts ...
Cynthia Lowell
Mrs. Holmes

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Joe and Bill are assigned a task to find a purse snatcher. They are surprised to learn it is a dog snatching the purses.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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23 November 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Dragnet has often used the same actors for different roles, whether cops, suspects, or supporting characters. Sometimes the actor plays the same cop in several episodes. In this episode, Art Gilmore plays Captain Howe, as he did in 4 other episodes. In the very next episode in the series, Gilmore plays Captain Lambert, as he did in one other episode. He has also been Captain Green, Captain Brown, Captain Walton, Captain Milemore, Captain Colwell, and Captain Nelson, as well as Lieutenant Moore. All told, he appeared in 14 episodes, playing 9 characters. See more »


Referenced in Dragnet 1967: Burglary: The Dognappers (1970) See more »

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Really Entertaining When They Have Kinky Characters!
14 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love it when the show has a particularly-kinky person on the show, either a suspect or a witness to a crime or a victim.

Here, the hippie flower-child flower shop owner, "Noradelle De Leone" played by Luana a real trip, a caricature that will make you laugh even though her dialog is beyond ludicrous or believable, even for a '60s flower-child.

Another wacko character in here was "Wanda Kravitz," an older welfare-recipient woman who said a wolf took her handbag. Some of her statements to Joe and Bill are really bizarre. Jean Inness played her.

Hey, the story itself is strange (but all Dragnet shows are said to be based on real-life cases). A dog is snatching purses. He's done it over a half dozen times in this two weeks and the cops have to put a stop to this. One trouble is they can't even get an accurate description of the dog. We find out why later on.

Yes, this story is goofy but that's what makes Dragnet so much fun to watch. I gave it a "10" because of its entertainment value.

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