A man is found dead in the gutter. At first it seems as a hit-run case, but Friday and Smith become suspicious when all witnesses from the night before give exactly the same story. Usually witnesses are at variance in some respects.
Dragnet 78 – The Big Girl - 1954
The detectives try to track down a tall, beautiful woman who has been terrorizing the city by robbing men, beating them up and in some cases shooting them. Their job is made more difficult by the fact that there are many inconsistencies in the victims’ reports.
Dragnet 76 – The Big Hit and Run Killer - 1954
A truck kills an old lady and her little grandson at a crossing and drives away. The owner of the truck asserts that he let a man called Paul lend the truck for one hour, but he doesn’t know the last name of this man or where he lives. The police must investigate all circumstances, […]
Dragnet 75 – The Big Shoplift - 1954
Friday investigates a series of recent shoplifting crimes. The evidence starts to point to an unlikely suspect.
Dragnet 74 – The Big Winchester - 1954
A beat cop discovers that there’s more than meets the eye to an apparent suicide by an elderly man. Friday and Smith find themselves looking for a murderer.
Dragnet 71 – The Big Children - 1954
Sgt. Friday and Smith responding to the report of 2 small children, going door-to-door, begging for food. The catch? The kids are known as residents in a very high class neighborhood, living right next door. This episode features another person that went on to act in Star Trek, Celia Lovsky, who played the Vulcan matriarch […]
Dragnet 68 – The Big Boys - 1954
Friday and Smith receive a bulletin about an armed four-man gang, two of whom are army deserters, who have committed a series of robberies and auto thefts in San Francisco and are on their way to Los Angeles. This episode is notable for having a young Leonard Nimoy play a small part.
Dragnet 66 – The Big Trunk - 1954
Three men are the suspects in the beating death of a former vaudevillian actress found in her apartment. The possible reason for her murder could be among the contents of an old steamer trunk which she kept locked in her room. Surveillance equipment is used to solve the mystery.
Dragnet 64 – The Big Little Jesus - 1953
It’s Christmas Eve when Father Rojas at the Old Mission Plaza Church in Los Angeles discovers that the statue of the Infant Jesus is stolen from the crib. The statue’s worth is only a few dollars, but it is of great sentimental value for the parish. Friday and Smith promise to try to get it […]