Friday and Smith have considerable physical evidence but very few genuine leads to help them solve the mysterious beating death of a well-liked young woman.

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Frank Larson
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Paul Ostrander
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Friday and Smith have considerable physical evidence but very few genuine leads to help them solve the mysterious beating death of a well-liked young woman.

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18 June 1953 (USA)  »

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A rather sad and pointless crime solved by a lowly rhinestone.
25 December 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Big Barrette" is a very good episode of "Dragnet" and it mostly involves the police investigation of a brutal beating murder of a nice lady who everyone liked. I say 'mostly' because unlike other episodes I've seen, Sergeant Friday and his partner are shown investigating other cases as well--something real police do but which you don't generally see on TV. On TV it looks as if the detectives drop everything in order to investigate one case...and only one case. I appreciated this realism in "The Big Barrette".

So why did they call it "The Big Barrette"? Well because there are practically no clues as to the identity of the murderer and somehow a tiny missing rhinestone from the victim's hair barrette is the link to convict a brutal and senseless murderer. A well performed episode and one well worth seeing for fans of the series. It's a shame the print is in poor shape--with lines running through the picture.


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