A gang of con artists checks the obituary section of the daily newspaper, then uses the information they gather to prey on the grief-stricken families of those who have recently died.

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A gang of con artists checks the obituary section of the daily newspaper, then uses the information they gather to prey on the grief-stricken families of those who have recently died.

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24 September 1953 (USA)  »

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What a Great Show
26 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A gang of con artists checks the obituary section of the daily newspaper, then uses the information they gather to prey on the grief-stricken families of those who have recently died.

I always loved Dragnet. When I was a kid this show was re run in TV in the afternoons and I must have watched every episode. From the B&W shows of the 50s to color.

By today's standards, these are rather slow moving and the story is largely told by talking exposition.

Still, they are great. Dan Akroyd ruined this franchise when he made his horrible comedy by the same name.


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