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Dragnet (1951 - 1959)

Dragnet (1951 - 1959)

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Series Info

The classic cop drama follows the cases of laconic Sgt. Joe Friday and his various sidekicks in storylines drawn from actual case files. Originally a radio vehicle for star Jack Webb, the Emmy-winning series was a pioneer in its realistic depiction of police work, though its staccato, just-the-facts dialogue and voice-over narration became the stuff of parody. The show proved enduringly popular, inspiring a 1954 feature, a 1987 spoof (with Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks) and a 2003 ABC revival.
Creator: Jack Webb

Seasons

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1958, NBC, 39 episodes

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1957, NBC, 39 episodes

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1956, NBC, 34 episodes

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1955, NBC, 39 episodes

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1954, NBC, 39 episodes

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1953, NBC, 39 episodes

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1952, NBC, 33 episodes

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1951, NBC, 14 episodes

Cast

Jack Webb
as Sgt. Joe Friday
Ben Alexander
as Officer Frank Smith
Herb Ellis
as Officer Frank Smith
Barney Phillips
as Det. Sgt. Ed Jacobs
Barton Yarborough
as Sgt. Ben Romero
Harry Bartell
as Sgt. Tony Chavez
June Whitley
as Mrs. Johnstone
Martin Milner
as Stephen Banner
Kenneth Patterson
as Officer Bill Lockwood
Allene Roberts
as Patricia Denvers
Jonathan Hole
as Martin Tanner
Lee Marvin
as Henry Ross
Mel Ford
as Hotel Clerk
Peggy Webber
as Virginia Sterling
Aaron Spelling
as Donaldson
Carolyn Jones
as Laura Osborne
William Johnstone
as John Martin
Stacy Harris
as William Harold Tanner
James Griffith
as Claude Stroup
Henry Corden
as Cab Driver
George Sawaya
as Sgt. Lopez
Michael Barrett
as Dorothy Kirkman
Willis Bouchey
as Ralph Stevens
Herb Vigran
as Desk Clerk
Ron Hargrave
as Clifford Small
Helen Andrews
as Policewoman Norene Statzel
Sammy Ogg
as Stanley Johnstone
Eddie Firestone
as Robert French
Billy Chapin
as Joseph Heffernan
Leonard Nimoy
as Julius Carver
Walter Sande
as Capt. Barnard
Virginia Christine
as Mrs. Martin
Myra Marsh
as Mrs. Briggs
Frank Gerstle
as Barney Lujack
Renny McEvoy
as Officer Doherty
Olan Soule
as Ray Pinker
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Dec 16, 1951
Executive Producers: Jack Webb, Stanley D. Meyer
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