Dragnet: Season 3, Episode 21

The Big Boys (21 Jan. 1954)

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Friday and Smith receive a bulletin about an armed four-man gang, two of whom are army deserters, who have committed a series of robberies and auto thefts in San Francisco and are on their way to Los Angeles.

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Harry Bartell ...
Sergeant Tony Chavez
Peter Leeds ...
George the Drunk
Josephine Parra ...
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Mel Ford ...
Deaf Hotel Clerk
Adrienne Marden ...
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Ron Hargrave ...
Clifford Roy Small
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Julius Carver
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Friday and Smith receive a bulletin about an armed four-man gang, two of whom are army deserters, who have committed a series of robberies and auto thefts in San Francisco and are on their way to Los Angeles.

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Aren't Drunks Cute When You're Catching Bad Guys
10 April 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Notable for early appearance of a mustachioed Leonard Nimoy who gets only one or two lines at show's end. Episode is played mainly for laughs which unfortunately undercuts the slender story line. Injecting some humor into an otherwise very somber series that prided itself on realism was always a problem. Here the tipsy hotel clerk (Peter Leeds) gets too much air time with poorly conceived nonsequiturs. It's hard to believe that real cops would have allowed such interference with possible criminal apprehensions. Also, whose idea was it to equip the other hotel clerk with a phony ear-horn to help his hearing. It's a clumsy attempt at humor, to say the least. All in all, this is an inferior episode whose high-point for guys, at least, may well be the two cute girls. Otherwise, skip it.


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