Dragnet: Season 1, Episode 5

The Big Cast (14 Feb. 1952)

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Friday begins to question Henry Ross, a suspect in a man's disappearance, which Friday believes is actually a murder. Ross coolly and calmly denies any involvement in the disappearance, but... See full summary »

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Friday begins to question Henry Ross, a suspect in a man's disappearance, which Friday believes is actually a murder. Ross coolly and calmly denies any involvement in the disappearance, but Friday's relentless interrogation soon begin to crack the man's facade. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The title "The Big Cast" is a joking reference to the fact that there are only three credited cast members in this episode. See more »

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Henry Ross: I had an idea you'd find me. I guess I always knew you'd find me.
Sgt. Joe Friday: Yeah.
Henry Ross: Wel, I guess I made my point.
Sgt. Joe Friday: Which is?
Henry Ross: It's all built up.
Sgt. Joe Friday: What is?
Henry Ross: Well, murder... killin' somebody. Those phoney stories. It's all built up. It's just cheap.
Sgt. Joe Friday: You got it wrong, Henry.
Henry Ross: Huh?
Sgt. Joe Friday: Wait'll they read you the bill.
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Unforgettable Performance By Lee Marvin
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Saw this one for the 1st time last night. Long been a fan of the original Dragnet series and had searched for a copy of this particular episode with Lee Marvin's legendary performance for a number of years. Rarely has a TV episode or a film lived up to my expectations. I knew I would enjoy this episode but I wasn't prepared for what a powerful entry in the series this would prove to be nor was I expecting such a solid, unforgettable portrayal by Lee Marvin. Don't know if he received an Emmy nomination for this episode but, God knows, he deserved one. If you are a fan of noir thrillers or films you'll take to this like a fly to sherbert.


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