Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)
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The Big Frustration 

A fellow officer gets frustrated with the job, starts missing work and drinking. Friday and Gannon go looking for him, seeking to straighten him out.

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Sergeant Joe Friday
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Officer Bill Gannon
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Sgt. Carl Maxwell
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Sgt. Al Maxwell
Grace Albertson ...
Mary Maxwell
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Sgt. Bill Riddle
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Sgt. Taylor Searcy
Alfred Shelly ...
Sgt. Frank Isbell
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Champ Ridgely
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A fellow officer gets frustrated with the job, starts missing work and drinking. Friday and Gannon go looking for him, seeking to straighten him out.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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19 October 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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"Joe Friday" Will Out-Speech You, Every Time!
1 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

You can't debate Joe Friday; he'll beat you every time.

Anyway, I imagine the storyline in this episode does not involve an unusual problem with cops; having frustration boil over sometimes at working your butt off to nab a criminal only to have a slick DA get the guy off on some technicality. It has to happen a lot, but how do you handle it? That's the story in this one.

We we see how a series of these type of "frustrations," coupled with personal loss (the man lost his wife two years earlier) lead one cop to go on a drinking binge and probably bring to a crashing halt to 12 years of a good career.

As it turns out, the only hope "Sgt. Carl Maxwell" can have his job saved is if Friday and Gannon can find the cop, who has gone missing and is precariously close to being fired.

There are two very good speeches near the end of this show: one by "Maxwell" (John Lupton) and one by "Friday" (Jack Webb). Boy, no matter how good you sound, Webb will always put you in your place with a better "sermon."


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