Dragnet (1967)

Dragnet (1967): Season 1

Shout! Factory (1967)
Drama, Adventure, Crime, Action
USA | English | Color | 7h 12min
7.8

Dragnet 1967-1970 was the second run of the Dragnet series. It began in January of 1967, and ran to September of 1970. The lead character, Sgt. Joe Friday, was played by Jack Webb, who also directed and produced the series. The show's focus is on two detectives, Sgt. Joe Friday, and Officer Bill Gannon, played by Harry Morgan. The two track down criminals all throughout the city of Los Angeles, California. The original "Dragnet" was the grandfather of ALL of today's police drama shows. This was the first time a cancelled network TV series was successfully revived. In late 1965, Universal and NBC hired Webb to revive "Dragnet" as a made-for-TV movie. This was filmed in early 1966, but didn't air until January 1969. Titled "World Premiere: Dragnet," the well-made film has Friday and Gannon linking the slayings of photographer's models to the disappearance of a war widow, while Gannon prepares to retire.


Crew View all

Director Jack Webb
Writer Michael Donovan, Jack E. Barrett, Richard L. Breen, Robert L. Breen, Jerry Cohen, Robert C. Dennis, James Doherty
Producer Jack Webb, William Stark

Episodes View details

1 The LSD Story 30 min | Jan 12, 1967

Sergeant Joe Friday and his partner Bill Gannon encounter a freaked-out young LSD user. This is the famous ""Blue Boy"" episode.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Jack Webb
Guest stars: Michael Burns, Art Balinger, Olan Soule, Robert Knapp, Eve Brent, Jerry Douglas, Alfred Shelly, Johnny Aladdin, Shari Lee Bernath, Heather Menzies-Urich
2 The Big Explosion 30 min | Jan 19, 1967

A neo-Nazi psycho has planted a bomb somewhere in L.A. Friday and Gannon have to find it.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Robert C. Dennis
Guest stars: Don Dubbins, Olan Soule, Bobby Troup, Harlan Warde, Ralph Manza, Val Avery, Kent McCord, Ralph Moody, John Nolan, Bert Holland
3 The Kidnapping 30 min | Jan 26, 1967

Friday and Gannon help an employee rescue her kidnapped boss.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Preston Wood
Guest stars: Peggy Webber, Harry Bartell, Art Balinger, Ronnie Rondell Jr.
4 The Interrogation 30 min | Feb 09, 1967

A new officer has been arrested for robbing a liquor store while on an undercover assignment.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Preston Wood
Guest stars: Kent McCord
5 The Masked Bandits 30 min | Feb 16, 1967

Four bandits wearing red masks commit a series of robberies.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: David H. Vowell
Guest stars: Ron Russell, Virginia Vincent, S. John Launer, Robert Brubaker, Art Gilmore, Tom Baker, Dirk Rambo, Karen Jensen, David Carlile, Sam Edwards, Tani Guthrie
6 The Bank Examiner Swindle 30 min | Feb 23, 1967

Two con men, posing as bank examiners, are bilking the elderly out of their life savings.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: William O'Halloran, Bill O'Hallaren
Guest stars: Nydia Westman, Harriet E. MacGibbon, Lillian Powell, Robert Knapp, Don 'Red' Barry, Howard Culver, Burt Mustin, Clark Howat, Bert Holland, Don Ross
7 The Hammer 30 min | Mar 02, 1967

An elderly apartment manager is found to have been beaten to death with a hammer.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Henry Irving
Guest stars: Merry Anders, Brian Avery, Art Balinger, Natalie Masters, Chet Stratton, Dick Simmons, Ralph Moody, Jill Banner, James Oliver, Don Stewart, Ben Chandler, Jeff Scott, Vince Williams
8 The Candy Store Robberies 30 min | Mar 09, 1967

Friday and Gannon try to figure out a pattern to a series of candy store hold-ups. The solution comes when they discover that there are two suspects.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Robert C. Dennis
Guest stars: Merry Anders, Art Gilmore, Virginia Gregg, Austin Green, David Bond, Don Stewart, Alfred Shelly, John McCann, Daniel Currie, Vince Howard
9 The Fur Job 30 min | Mar 16, 1967

Gannon goes undercover as a buyer in order to trap fur theives.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: David H. Vowell
Guest stars: Merry Anders, Clark Howat, Henry Corden, Herbert Ellis, John Nolan, Frank Gerstle, Jody Gilbert, Joanne Medley, John McCann, Robert Cleaves, Renny McEvoy, Alfred Shelly
10 The Jade Story 30 min | Mar 22, 1967

Over $200,000 worth of Imperial Jade is reported stolen. Friday and Gannon determine the burglary was an inside job.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: William O'Halloran, Bill O'Hallaren
Guest stars: Virginia Gregg, Eddie Firestone, Clark Howat, Harry Hickox, Keye Luke, Don Stewart, Don Ross, William Boyett, Annazette Chase, Yoneo Iguchi
11 The Shooting 30 min | Mar 29, 1967

A police officer is shot while making a routine check on a pair of paroled convicts that are parked near a liquor store.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: David H. Vowell
Guest stars: Don Marshall, Art Balinger, Hal Baylor, Dick Miller, Alfred Shelly, David Bond, Harry Bartell, Dick Whittinghill, Bert Holland, Howard Culver
12 The Hit-and-Run Driver 30 min | Apr 05, 1967

Friday and Gannon use newspapers, radio and TV to publicize their clues to the identity of the hit and run driver.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: David H. Vowell
Guest stars: Audrey Dalton, Robert Clarke, Harlan Warde, Buddy Lester, Olan Soule, Stuart Nisbet, Dennis McCarthy, King Moody, Julian Burton, James Seay, Morgan Jones, Rhoda Williams
13 The Bookie 30 min | Apr 12, 1967

Friday goes undercover with the Department's chaplain in order to break up a gambling ring.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Preston Wood
Guest stars: William Reynolds, Luana Patten, Sidney Miller, Bobby Troup, Art Gilmore
14 The Subscription Racket 30 min | Apr 19, 1967

Friday learns about a scam artist with a novel twist: he uses an authentic Congressional Medal of Honor to solicit magazine subscriptions.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Henry Irving
Guest stars: Brian Avery, Marianne Gordon, Art Balinger, Jerry Dexter, Larry D. Mann, Sarah Selby, Doodles Weaver
15 The Gun 30 min | Apr 26, 1967

A Japanese widow is senselessly murdered, leaving her small daughter an orphan. Friday has a hard time controlling his emotions while seeking the killer.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: Henry Irving
Guest stars: Art Balinger, Anne Loos, Kathleen Freeman, Leonard Stone, Olan Soule, Herbert Anderson, Lois Kiuchi, Don Ross, Sharann Hisamoto
16 The Big Kids 30 min | May 03, 1967

A gang of juvenile thieves have been stealing petty items in order to gain membership into an exclusive club.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: David H. Vowell
Guest stars: Roger Mobley, Andrea King, Peggy Webber, Richard Crane, Art Balinger, Mickey Sholdar, Russell Arms, Alan Dexter
17 The Bullet 30 min | May 10, 1967

A dead man has been found in a locked room, along with a gun that could not have been the murder weapon.

Director: Jack Webb
Writer: John Robinson (V)
Guest stars: Carol Byron, Mabel Albertson, Olan Soule

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