The detectives break up a gambling ring. Friday is undercover.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Sgt. William Riddle
Sidney Miller ...
Jay Simmons
Richard Clinger
Capt. Harry Nelson


The detectives break up a gambling ring. Friday is undercover.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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13 April 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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At the beginning of the show, Friday and Gannon are at a meeting of American Legion LAPD Post 381. This is the actual post number for the LAPD American Legion post. See more »

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You Can't Help But Feel Sorry For This Crook
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an odd episode; the first one I felt sorry for the "crook." You couldn't help but feel that way. He was a bartender who helped run a bookmaking scheme. He didn't do much, just hand out phone numbers on where to call or took the bet, like a runner for the numbers racket. He did it to help pay for his daughter's open-heart operation. His 10-year-old kid had a bad heart. It sounds corny, but these are true stories. Of course, the guy gets caught but it turns out he also was wanted in Pennsylvania for a forgery. There was justice, as his charge in L.A. was dismissed but he was extradited.

Another unusual aspect of this case was that Friday had a new partner. Since Gannon was too well-known in the North Hollywood area to go undercover, the L.A. police chaplain, "Sgt. Bill Riddle," worked with Joe. William Reynolds played that part.

Gannon (Harry Morgan, who is excellent in this role and is getting funnier with each episode) is happy. He thinks the chaplain might be a good influence on Joe because he says "I always knew one thing about you."

"How's that?" asks Friday.

"You're a heathen."

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