Dragnet (1951–1959)
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The Big Casing 

Friday and Jacobs are called to the apartment of a man who phoned in the fatal shooting of his wife. He claims it was suicide, but upon looking at the crime scene and talking to neighbors they begin to wonder if it was murder.

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Sgt. Joe Friday
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Andrew Robertson
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Lt. Lee Jones (as Herb Butterfield)
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Ted Carleton
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Friday and Jacobs are called to the apartment of a man who phoned in the fatal shooting of his wife. He claims it was suicide, but upon looking at the crime scene and talking to neighbors they begin to wonder if it was murder.

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5 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Sgt. Joe Friday: This is the city. This is the way it looks from downtown - steel and stone and two million people. They produce everything in the millions; they use it up in the millions. They waste it the same way. Every month, they throw away thousands of dollars of everything. Some of 'em waste food and water; some of 'em waste time and money; and some of 'em just waste themselves. When they do I pick up the pieces. I'm a cop.
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One of the better episodes
25 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Friday and Jacobs are called to the apartment of a man who claims his wife killed herself. However, the crime scene and the neighbors suggest murder.

This is a really good episode because of the way the boys and the crime lab worked together to solve the case. It looked simple on the surface, but became more complicated as time went on.

All of these episodes focus on minutia and the mundane aspects of police work, but that actually adds to the realism and keeps your attention as you wonder if that particular detail mattered.

I found this episode and others on www.archive.org. Recommended.


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