Drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.
Last Episode08x39 The Big Red Aired: Aug. 23, 1959
In the series finale, Friday and Smith once again investigate a series of robberies.
Dragnet: Season 4, Episode #3 - S.I.U.: The Ring
Sgt. Friday (Jack Webb) and Officer Gannon (Harry Morgan) track down a burglary suspect and then uncover…
Series Fun Facts
- Friday's badge number (714) is the same as the number of Babe Ruth's career home runs in the major leagues. The number was retired by the LAPD after Jack Webb's death.
- Richard L. Breen wrote his only episode for the series, "The Big Little Jesus", only after agreeing to write the 1954 movie based on the show.
- All but two episodes of this series had titles that began with the words "The Big" (i.e., "The Big Actor", "The Big Shakedown", "The Big False Make"). The two exceptions were the first…
[show]All but two episodes of this series had titles that began with the words "The Big" (i.e., "The Big Actor", "The Big Shakedown", "The Big False Make"). The two exceptions were the first episode of season one ("The Human Bomb") and the seventh episode of season two (".22 Rifle For Christmas").