Dragnet: Season 2, Episode 11

The Big Show (22 Jan. 1953)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Crime | Mystery
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A lady reports an abandoned baby at a bus depot. Officers Friday and Smith investigate, and realize her story doesn't quite hold water.

Director:

Writer:

(radio play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 39 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 2281 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 150 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Big Show" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Show (22 Jan 1953)

The Big Show (22 Jan 1953) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dragnet.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 276 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Marjorie Lewis
Clarence Cassell ...
Captain Walter Lewis
Vivi Janiss ...
Policewoman Betty Stone
Edit

Storyline

A lady reports an abandoned baby at a bus depot. Officers Friday and Smith investigate, and realize her story doesn't quite hold water.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Mystery

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 1953 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Have a Kleenex handy just in case.
16 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Over the years, I've seen Virginia Gregg playing tons of characters on the "Dragnet" series from the 1960s. Now that I am watching some of the original ones from the early 1950s, I was not surprised to see Miss Gregg (after all, Jack Webb seemed to put her in everything) but seeing her looking so young was a bit of a surprise! Marjorie Lewis (Gregg) contacted the police. She was at the bus station and a young mother gave her the baby to watch briefly. However, the mother did not return and Ms. Lewis was worried. The rest of the show is all about the police's efforts to locate the child as well as dealing with the aftereffects of the case.

This episode was a first for me. While I love "Dragnet" and really love Joe Friday, I must admit that often the shows were rather square and the only emotions you generally felt while watching was revulsion at the criminals. "The Big Show", however, is very different. It is exceptionally well acted and may just have you in tears. I couldn't believe that a "Dragnet" episode would leave me all teary-eyed, but this one did...and Miss Gregg was wonderful.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Need Episode name - abandoned baby vintpbfan
The Big Producer The Daz
No posts? unknownhombre
Dragnet Announcer 'Names Changed to Protect the Innocent' aktatmot
Earliest episodes with Ed Jacobs drhigh
DRAGNET #3 - The Big Death mooseisloose44-2
Discuss The Big Show (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?