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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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Jack Webb
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Webb ...  Sergeant Joe Friday / ... 98 episodes, 1967-1970
Harry Morgan ...  Officer Bill Gannon 98 episodes, 1967-1970
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Storyline

The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Law enforcement - '68 style with detective Sgt. Friday (Jack Webb). All new dramas based on L.A. police records. Co-starring Harry Morgan. (season 2)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragnet See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Clark Howat appeared in 21 episodes. He played 17 roles, 12 captains, 4 lieutenants, 1 inspector. He is the guest star of with the most appearances. See more »

Goofs

Harry Morgan, the actor cast to play Officer Gannon, stood only 5'4", and would have failed the height requirement for LAPD officers at that time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Main Title Announcer: The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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Connections

Referenced in Stickin' Together (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Still the Best
18 March 2003 | by Brian WashingtonSee all my reviews

This is still the greatest police drama that ever was made. When I was growing up, the second version of the show in the late 60's/early 70's was the only version I knew and it not only showed how police track down criminals, but it was also the first show that dealt with the day to day operations of the L.A.P.D.. Everything was covered from watching how a young man (or woman) becomes a police officer to community relations. This version really tried to hammer down the point that police officers are human beings and that they do have lives outside the squad room.


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