Dragnet – Collectors Series
Dragnet was based on an early 1949 radio show called,”Dragnet”. It starred Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday, a dedicated cop whose life seemed void of any interests other than being in law inforcement. He coined the phrase, “just the facts ma’am” which made him appear polite even though a little overzealous at times. Webb stressed realism going to great lengths to match the police language and paperwork of the Los Angeles Police Dept.
Many feel this is the best cop show ever made. Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday is the best cop around, and Ben Alexander as officer Frank Smith was the perfect partner for him (there were a few others in the real early shows but Smith was the best). The show was long running, and finally stopped in 1959. Although Webb brought the show back in 1967, and in color with Harry Morgan as his partner, these shows seem quieter and better in black and white. I think everyone who is a fan of Webb or just likes TV should see this cool show. 1950s – BW – 30 Episodes.
The Big Cast, The Big September Man, The Big Phone Call, The Big Casing, The Big Seventeen, The Big Christmas Rifle, The Big Grandma, The Big Show, The Big Break, The Big Betty, The Big Little Jesus, The Big Boys, The Big Shoplift, The Big Hit and Run, The Big Girl, The Big Frame, The Big Lift, The Big False Make, The Big Producer, The Big Crime, The Big, Oskar, The Big Look, The Big Ante, The Big Score The Big Send Off, BADGE 714 – Big Bank Robbery, The Big Girl (with Commercials).