Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just the facts ma'am...Dragnet!



"Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Tuesday, February 12. It was cold in Los Angeles. We were working the day watch out of robbery division. My partner's Ben Romero. The boss is Ed Backstrand, chief of detectives. My name's Friday"

At first a Radio crime drama, which later became both a TV series and Films, 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.

This episode "The Big Tooth" aired February 15, 1953

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