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Actors: Jack Webb, George Fenneman, Hal Gibney, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2003     1hr 35min


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Actors: Jack Webb, George Fenneman, Hal Gibney, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule
Creator: Jack Webb
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Classic TV, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 01/21/2003
Original Release Date: 12/16/1951
Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1951
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Bev E. (50smom) from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 8/11/2009...
This Dragnet DVD will satisfy any die hard Dragnet fan. I ordered this one for my husband who found and fell in love with RTN (Retro Television Network) and renewed his love of this old B&W TV series. He was thrilled because he had not seen these yet from the RTN channel.
This is a great find for any Jack Webb fan.
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Movie Reviews

1950s Dragnet series is a winner
Robert Huggins | Suburban Philadelphia, PA United States | 04/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This might not be the very best Dragnet DVD available on the market today, but it does feature four good episodes, including:1. The Big Show
2. The Big Shoplift
3. The Big Hit-Run Killer
4. The Big CrimeDragnet focused on the methodical procedures used by the police to solve cases and employed a documentary film approach to tell its stories. The 1950s black & white version of Dragnet is generally recognized as being superior to the color version that appeared in the late 1960s and was largely based on the radio version of Dragnet that began in the late 1940s. Although Sgt. Joe Friday (Dragnet creator Jack Webb) had several different partners in the 1950s series, all episodes on this DVD feature Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith, arguably Friday's best known partner, and certainly the best known of the 1950s version.All of the episodes included are in the public domain and so you will find them on other Dragnet DVDs. However, the episode "The Big Crime" is tougher to find than the others and deals with the crime of child molestation, which is somewhat surprising to see in a 1950s television series.The video images and audio from this Alpha Video release are generally good, though the episode "The Big Show" has some print damage in the early goings. Expect to see some film speckles and the occasional scratches on each of the episodes. That said, this is a decent release for fans of the original Dragnet television series."
4 Classic Episodes
James Bair | Bellingham, WA | 10/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dragnet, Volume 1 (Classic TV Series). Dragnet Volume 1 features four classic episodes. The original titles and airdates:

Episode One: THE BIG SHOPLIFT (3/11/54)
Episode Two: THE BIG HIT-RUN KILLER (3/18/54)
Episode Three: THE BIG SHOW (1/22/53)
Episode Four: THE BIG CRIME (9/9/54)

Transfer quality is good on this DVD. Worth every penny.

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