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Dragnet: Volume 3 DVD
Dragnet: Volume 3

Dragnet: Volume 3

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Possibly the most distinctive police drama in television history, "Dragnet" brought the exhaustive legwork that goes into solving a crime directly to the small screen. Drawing on actual cases from the Los Angeles Police Department, "Dragnet" set the tonefor the countless television police dramas that followed it. Though it focused on the seemingly mundane process of evidence gathering and suspect interrogation, the show never lost the dramatic tension necessary to keep the viewer enthralled. Making the jump from radio to television in 1951, "Dragnet" aired through 1959 in its initial run, with Jack Webb starring as straight-laced Sergeant Joe Friday and a number of other actors taking on the role of Friday's partner. With film noir veteran Webb directing, starring in and producing the show, "Dragnet" would utilize the look of those crime films that preceded it to produce a stark and gritty image of the city and its denizens.Episode 1 - The Big Phone Call: Joe Friday and Ed Jacobs confront jewelerErnest Garvey in connection with the robbery of a colleague. Garvey's outrage at being questioned quickly loses its credibility as the detectives present a laundry list of damning evidence.Episode 2 - The Big Cast: On the run from the police, a man wanted for robbery and assault shoots down Detective Frank Smith. With his partner in critical condition, Friday won't rest until the dangerous fugitive is in police custody.Episode 3 - The Big False Make: Arrested for holding up a grocery store, local gardener Thomas Stanford confesses to the crime. As the questioning continues, Friday begins to suspect they have the wrong man and sets out to discover why Stanford would confess to a crime he didn't commit.Episode 4 - Big Frank: Friday
Title: Dragnet: Volume 3
Genre: TV Crime
Starring: Ben Alexander, Nan Boardman, June Whitley, Joel Cranston, Dorothy Abbott, Henry Morgan, Frances Bavier, Ralph Moody, Robert Crosson, Bill Johnstone
Director: Jack Webb
Studio: Alpha Video
Attributes: Black & White, Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 9/28/2004
Original Year: 1953
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 089218452092
Item #: ALP005209

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