Friday and Gannon are working the day watch out of burglary division when they hear that a large quantity of high velocity gelatin dynamite has been stolen from a construction site. When ... See full summary »



Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode complete credited cast:
Donald L. Chapman
Ray Murray (as Olan Soulé)
Al Amory
Harlan Warde ...
Capt. Henry Mack
Ralph Manza ...
Gene Ellis
Phil Masturian
Officer (as Kent McWhirter)
Matt Kemper
John Nolan ...
Nelson Grover
Car Salesman


Friday and Gannon are working the day watch out of burglary division when they hear that a large quantity of high velocity gelatin dynamite has been stolen from a construction site. When they interview the Night Watchman who tried to stop the crime they get a license plate # for the car involved. Further investigating leads them to a bar patron nicknamed Ziggy. When they finally track him down they find that four of the eight stolen cases are empty and set to go off somewhere in the city. Written by tomtrekp

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

explosives | racist | neo nazi | See All (3) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery



Official Sites:


Release Date:

19 January 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


[Friday and Gannon are interrogating Donald L. Chapman at his apartment after he had taken four cases of stolen dynamite with blasting caps and planted the resulting explosive somewhere]
Officer Bill Gannon: You expect us to believe you've got a closet full of dynamite and you don't know how it got in there?
Donald Chapman: How am I supposed to know? I hardly ever go into the closet.
Sgt. Joe Friday: Never mind the smart answers, Chapman. We can bust you right here for Receiving Stolen Property.
Donald Chapman: [cockily] So why don't you do it?
Sgt. Joe Friday: Just tell us what ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Drums Always Signify A Tense Moment!
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Joe Friday" (Jack Webb) and "Bill Gannon" (Harry Morgan) get to work early and it's a good thing they did. Immediately, they are told of a dangerous burglary followed by a report that someone reportedly threw a hand grenade at a car in the same area.

They discover a large quantity of high-velocity gelatin dynamite had been stolen from a consumer storage magazine at the Donnelly Construction Company. "We had to find it before somebody used it," says Joe Friday, very dramatically

One of the thieves threw a hand grenade at the night watchman, who had chased the car in his vehicle, but the grenade didn't go off. The bomb squad is sent to diffuse it.

Talking to the night watchman and a demolitions expert, Friday and Gannon learn that the amount of dynamite stolen would level two city blocks. What's more, the caps the crooks stole don't really go with them and are very dangerous. If the thieves don't know how to handle them, there could be a huge accidental explosion. Either way, this is serious business.

You can always tell things are getting tense when the drum beats and we see Joe pause, purse his lips, and stare at his partner and vice versa. It's pretty funny! This program always uses drum beats to signify a tense moment. It's tough to laugh at the stories, though, when you know are based on real-life crimes that were committed in Los Angeles. However, the overly dramatic way they are portrayed by Jack Webb and Harry Morgan are very entertaining to watch and do make you laugh at times.

This turns out to be a suspenseful show all the way through, even though very little happens. The music is eerie, and that helped with the atmosphere. The suspect, a Nazi supporter nicknamed "Siggie," was a cool-and-collected but scary-looking dude. Don Dubbins played him.

Notes: It the beginning, Friday comments about there being "three million people in L.A. at this time, 1,000 new citizens every day,"......Quote of the program: "You keep harping about minorities. Well, mister, you're a psycho, and they're a minority, too!"

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: