It's Christmas Eve when Father Rojas at the Old Mission Plaza Church in Los Angeles discovers that the statue of the Infant Jesus is stolen from the crib. The statue's worth is only a few ... See full summary »

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It's Christmas Eve when Father Rojas at the Old Mission Plaza Church in Los Angeles discovers that the statue of the Infant Jesus is stolen from the crib. The statue's worth is only a few dollars, but it is of great sentimental value for the parish. Friday and Smith promise to try to get it back before mass on Christmas Day, but this means that they have less than 24 hours to catch the thief. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson@bredband.net}

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24 December 1953 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Remade for the series sequel Dragnet 1966 (1969), Season 2, Episode 15 entitled "The Christmas Story,." with Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) as Friday's partner replacing Frank Smith (Ben Alexander). See more »

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Remade as Dragnet 1967: The Christmas Story (1967) See more »

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I still remember this episode even after all these years
29 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was about 8 years old when this episode was shown,and even now 60 years later,I still remember it.And it stands out even now in my memory .And even though at the time I didn't know who the actors were,I still enjoyed it.and when I purchased the DVD of Dragnet,I found the episode on it and watched it again and enjoyed it even more .And when Dragnet did it in 1966 I watched it again and enjoyed the episode again and it was nice to see that some of the actors who had been in the original were in this one as well.Its one of my favorite episodes of all time.And I hope that more people will see it,so that they to will enjoy it as much as I did


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