The Best Episodes Directed by Jack Webb
#6 - A Clinic on 18th Street
Adam-12 Season 6 - Episode 24
Malloy and Reed investigate the death of an old man wearing an unusual belt, which leads to the case being turned over to Frauds Division, who finds that Dr. Gantman, running a clinic, is treating a blind seven-year-old patient with a pituitary gland condition but his "treatment" is worthless and preventing a real treatment (removal of the gland). Later, a TV repairman who makes oscillator belts for Gantman is busted for bookmaking and agrees to testify against the doctor, but Gantman demonstrates his "treatment" in open court and fails miserably.
#7 - Homicide - Who Killed Who?
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 15
There is a multiple homicide at a rooming house. When Joe and Bill arrive, they find two dead in the lobby near a broken TV set and the manager has been shot and is near death. The manager mumbles the words "oft one" to Joe as he is taken away to the hospital. Bill and Joe start searching for clues and what the managers word mean.
#10 - Administrative Vice - DR-29
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 17
Joe has a new partner, Lt. Chris Drucker while Bill recovers from the flu. Joe and Chris are trying to catch bookies. Drucker is really working for the bookies and has been tipping them off when a raid is planned. Drucker tries to bribe Joe to help him.
#12 - D.H.Q. - Medical
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 4
Joe and Bill are working a medial detail at a hospital. They handle an old man who's hobby is sitting in hotel lobbies, question a man who brings in a dead woman, investigates a man who had writing a letter threatening to blow up a radio station and try to get a dieing declaration from a shooting victim.
#13 - D.H.Q. - Missing Person
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 8
Joe and Bill investigate a missing high school student. They find that both the student and her older sister are missing. However, the apartment manager and neighbor say that there is no younger sister. Joe and Bill must find the truth.
#15 - Narcotics - DR-21
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 16
The Captain ask Joe and Bill to investigate having dogs trained to sniff out narcotics. They contact a dog trainer to train dogs for the job. Joe and Bill do a demonstration for Judges to prove the effectiveness of using a dog to detect marijuana.
#16 - The Trial Board
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 14
An officer accused of taking a bribe has chosen Sgt. Friday to represent him at his trial board hearing. Witnesses saw the officer accept the money, but he insists it was for the payback of a loan made years ago.
#17 - Management Services - DR-11
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 4
Joe and Bill are called back to work because of an emergency. It's April 4, 1968, and Dr Martin Luther King has been assassinated less than an hour ago. They are assigned to the police emergency control center to monitor potential unrest in the LA area
#18 - Homicide - DR-22
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 14
Joe and Bill are called to an apartment where the manager has found a young woman bound and dead. The 91 year old manager of the apartment building is a suspect until joe find out that the old man was chief of detectives in Chicago. Finger prints lead Joe and Bill to a couple.
#23 - Internal Affairs - Parolee
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 10
The warden of a Colorado prison has notified the department that an inmate is about to be paroled, but there is a hold from LA because of an outstanding warrant. Joe and Bill investigate whether there is still a case after 15 years.
#24 - Burglary - Helpful Woman
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 14
A woman befriends elderly people and then steals from them. Joe and Bill contact a radio personality and ask to have him talk about the scam. The radio broadcast turns up a lead, and a stakeout is set up where Bill poses as an invilid.
#26 - The Big Hit-Run Killer
Dragnet (1951) Season 3 - Episode 29
A woman and her grandson are run down by a bakery truck, but the driver has an airtight alibi.
#29 - The Joy Riders
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 18
A 15-year-old car thief is given a tour of the jail in an attempt to impress him of the consequences for choosing crime. Unfortunately, it doesn't work - the young man later kills someone with a shotgun.
#30 - Forgery - DR-33
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 23
An actress' pay checks have being stolen and someone have cashed them. Joe and Bill visit the actress' apartment and find her roommate the prime suspect. They try to track the roommate down, but are unsuccessful until her husband contacts them.
#32 - S.I.U. - The Ring
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 3
Joe and Bill are working the Special Investigation Unit. Informant “Black 10” asks for a meeting with Joe and Bill and gives them a tip about a bartender who is fencing stolen jade ring. Joe and Bill set up a sting to recover the ring and other stolen jewelry.
#35 - D.H.Q. - Night School
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 22
Joe is enrolled in night school and is taking a sensitivity class. The class does not know Joe is a cop until Joe busts one of his classmates for possession of Marijuana. The professor threatens to give Joe an F for the bust. He puts removing Joe up for a vote by the class. An unexpected classmate comes to Joe's aid.
#37 - The Shooting Board
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 2
Joe stops at an all night launderette to buy cigarettes and interrupts a burglar working the coin changer. When he shouts "Freeze," the criminal comes up shooting. Joe returns fire, hitting the man, who flees with the help of his girlfriend. He's later found dead. When SID tries to find the bullet fired at Joe, they come up empty and Joe faces a shooting board with no proof the man ever fired at him. A great surprise ending.
#39 - Homicide - DR-06
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 6
Joe and Bill review the progress report of a homicide (thus the name of the episode). Joe has invited Bill and his wife to his apartment for dinner. The dinner is constantly interrupted by neighbors asking for advice and complaining about a loud party. One neighbor calls to say that someone is breaking into the coin boxes in the laundry room. Joe and Bill grab their guns and investigate.
#40 - Burglary Auto - Courtroom
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 9
Joe and Bill are in court as arresting officers of three burglars. One of the prosecution witnesses is out of town and has developed car trouble and can’t return in time. Can a case still be made against the three burglars without the witness’ testimony?
#41 - Burglary Auto - Juvenile Genius
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 11
Burglaries are happening and the thieves are leaving a red cloth at each crime scene. Joe and Bill respond to another break in at a chemical company and a safe company. Joe and Bill stake out the chemical company and catch an unexpected pair of thieves.
#42 - Narco: Missing Hypo
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 13
A teenage Hype from a nice home has missed his parole officer meeting. Joe and Bill are asked to locate the teenager before he starts up his habit.
#43 - Robbery - The Harassing Wife
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 24
Joe and Bill investigate a holdup at a small neighborhood grocery store. Joe gets a tip from a woman that the robber was her husband. The husband is cleared. Another supermarket robbery occurs and the wife again accuses her husband. He is cleared again. The wife continues to insist after every robbery that her husband did it.
#48 - Community Relations - DR-10
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 3
Joe and Bill attend a meeting of the East LA Graduates Union, attempting to recruit recent minority high school graduates into the police academy. A black patrol officer joins their efforts until his house in vandalized and he decides to resign from the force. Joe tries to change his mind.
#49 - Training - DR-18
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 9
Joe and Bill are instructors at the Police Academy. They are teaching a class of women cadets. Joe is asked to assist a woman reporter who is writing a story about women in the police force. On of the cadets is being pressured to resign by her boy friend and Joe must convince her to stay.
#50 - Internal Affairs - DR-20
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 12
Joe and Bill investigate a charge of police brutallity against a patrolman. The patrolman was attempting to stop someone from driving drunk when things got out of hand and the drunk tears the patrolman's uniform. This is a crossover episode with Adam-12, taking place in Rampart Station and featuring appearances by Officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed.
#55 - Homicide - The Student
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 2
A sniper shoots a man and a woman as they are leaving a printing plant. Joe and Bill narrow down the suspects to a college student who is part time employee of the printing plant and a fan of the writings of the French writer Baudelaire.
#56 - Juvenile - The Little Pusher
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 6
Joe and Bill are working Juvenile Narcotics Division and find a 12 year old under the influence of narcotics. They go to the boy’s school and conduct a class for teachers on how to identify narcotics. They discover that a ninth grader is selling the narcotics in school and find that his father is the source of the drugs.
#59 - Burglary - The Son
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 16
A victim of a burglary calls and tells Joe she forgot to report one of the items that was stolen. A pawn shop reports receiving one of the stolen items and it leads to a drug dealer. He's not the thief, but Joe has him tailed and the dealer leads them to an unexpected person.
#63 - The Big Problem
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 28
Community relations is the theme, as Friday and Gannon try to narrow the gap between the Department and the citizens it is sworn "to protect and to serve." The gap is especially wide between African-Americans and the primarily Caucasian LAPD, as demonstrated when a young - and slightly militant - black man barracades himself in his apartment rather than submit to a traffic warrant.
#67 - Missing Persons - The Body
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 20
Joe and Bill investigate the identity of a dead 23 year old woman found under the Venice Pier. They check missing person reports to try to identify the woman, and they use a ring she was wearing and a piece of paper found on the body to track down the identity.
#68 - The Big High
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 8
An elderly businessman, concerned about the welfare of his grandchild, informs Friday and Gannon that his daughter and son-in-law are using marijuana regularly. The young couple make no apologies for their lifestyle, which inevitably leads to disaster.
#69 - The Missing Realtor
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 10
A woman real-estate agent is missing and turns up dead in a vacant home. The detectives' one suspect - the woman's ex-boyfriend - is cleared; then credit card bills for purchases made after the woman's death start appearing.
#73 - D.H.Q. - The Victims
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 26
Joe and Bill investigate a series of victims. An elderly man has been stabbed to death in his hotel room. An elderly is assaulted and her purse stolen. A store is robbed and the owner is stabbed. Rights are given to the criminals, but there are no rights for the victims.
#74 - 905-Wild
Emergency! Season 4 - Episode 22
The title refers to the code word for "wild animal loose, threatening". The show opens with Johnny and Roy on a pre-dawn call to a small grocery store for a man down, bleeding. Searching the back of the store, Johnny is confronted with a Bengal tiger! A big brush fire threatens a suburban canyon area with lots of domesticated animals and things get dicey all around for the fire department and the Animal Control guys. Rampart becomes a veterinary surgical center for a while.
#77 - The Search
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 17
Two small girls, ages three and five, are missing. Their mother is certain that her ex-husband, an alcoholic, has kidnapped them. However, he is now in recovery and has no knowledge of the girls' whereabouts. The search seems hopeless until Friday and Gannon, acting on information from a former neighbor, follow a hunch.
#78 - Frauds - DR-28
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 19
Joe and Bill investigate someone who has fraudulently obtained disability checks. This person has been renting apartments and only using them as a mail drop. Joe and Bill meet with a group of apartment owners to ask for their help.
#79 - The Hit-and-Run Driver
Dragnet Season 1 - Episode 12
Friday and Gannon use newspapers, radio and TV to publicize their clues to the identity of the hit and run driver.
#82 - Bunco - $9,000
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 12
Charlie Feeney, a wino police informant, calls Joe and claims he was swindled out of $9,000. The problem is the money wasn't his. Feeney turns the money over to someone claiming to be a private detective whose client is a big Las Vegas gambler. Joe and Bill track down the phony detective and start looking for the rightful owner of the money.
#84 - B.O.D. - DR-27
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 15
Joe and Bill are assigned to the Business Office Division. A priest is in the division to observe its operation. Joe and Bill work a series of problems from a potential tidal wave, a wino, protesters, a suicide, and a lost boy.
#87 - Robbery - DR-15
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 7
Joe and Bill are working the robbery desk. They handle a variety of complaints about a truck hijacking, a bank robbery and a robbery of a neighborhood market. A woman complains about "thieving birds" and another thinks her wallet had been stolen, but misplaced it in her coat.
#88 - Homicide - Cigarette Butt
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 7
Joe and Bill investigate a dead body found in a rundown apartment building. A half eaten peanut butter sandwich and a knife are found at the scene of the crime. A neighbor says that he saw a man and woman running out of the apartment. The man and woman come back and tell Joe and Bill that it was self defense. Joe looks for evidence that will prove or disproves the alibi.
#91 - The Big Shipment
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 16
Drugs are found aboard a plane that has crashed in the San Fernando Valley. The pilot is quickly traced, but in order to force him to name his connection, Friday and Gannon ask the press to sit on the story for a few hours.
#97 - Community Relations - DR-17
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 13
Joe and Bill are sent to a Community Relations conference at Lake Arrowhead with other police officers. Their task is to discuss ways of improving community relations, and in the process find a few officers that have bigoted views.
#98 - Log 001: The Impossible Mission
Adam-12 Season 1 - Episode 1
Pilot Episode: Working out of a patrol car designated "Adam-12," Officers Malloy and Reed perform a typical day's work, which includes a high speed auto-chase, the capture of two robbers, and an emergency call to save a suffocating baby. Malloy decides to turn in his badge after his young partner was killed a few weeks earlier. But at the end of the shift, he comes around and decides that he can't let inexperienced Jim Reed loose on another officer, so he decides not to leave the force.
#99 - Burglary - The Dognappers
Dragnet Season 4 - Episode 19
Dogs are disappearing from cars parked at the El Centro shopping center. Joe and Bill suspect that the dogs are being stolen to get a reward for the dogs return.
#100 - The Big Neighbor
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 5
In this lighthearted, well-written episode, Bill invites Joe to dinner and a football game at his home in Eagle Rock. The only problem: Gannon's neighbors keep interrupting the visit with petty, and not-so-petty, problems.
#101 - Intelligence - DR-34
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 27
Joe is invited to a night school alumni party. Joe goes and is approached by one of the alumni to join the Fielder Militia, a right wing group. They want Joe to help one of the Militia’s members get a Federal firearms license. Joe works with the ATM to join the Militia to locate Militia’s cache of illegal automatic weapons.
#106 - The Big Blast
Dragnet (1951) Season 1 - Episode 9
A divorced mother is killed in bed by a shotgun while her young boy sleeps beside her.
#113 - The Big Chance
Dragnet (1951) Season 3 - Episode 23
Signs point to foul play when a highway patrolman disappears from his car along a deserted road.
#114 - The Big Children
Dragnet (1951) Season 3 - Episode 24
Sgt. Friday and Smith redoing to the report of 2 small children, going door-to-door, begging for ford. The catch? The kids are known as resident in a very tony neighbourhood, as living right next door.
#124 - The Christmas Story
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 15
A statue of the child Jesus was stolen from a church. Joe and Bill have to get it back by Christmas. They have less than 48 hours. Briefly appearing in this episode is Barry Williams, best known as Greg Brady on the 1970s sitcom THE BRADY BUNCH.
#125 - Narcotics - DR-16
Dragnet Season 3 - Episode 11
Someone is selling LSD to teens. Joe and Bill are asked to speak to a local High School group that want to form an anti drug club "Smart Teens". They plan to create posters and Joe gets a Disney artist to draw them. But will the kids follow through?
#127 - The Big Mother
Dragnet (1951) Season 1 - Episode 4
A new-born baby is stolen from a hospital nursery and the trail leads the police to a deranged mother.
#132 - The Big Prophet
Dragnet Season 2 - Episode 18
Friday and Gannon are convinced that "Brother" William Bentley's Temple of the Expanded Mind is just a sham - a front for Bentley to sell LSD to the students of a nearby elementary school.
#134 - The Big Speech
Dragnet (1951) Season 1 - Episode 6
A doctor is beaten and robbed of prescription drugs.
#135 - The Big Parrot
Dragnet (1951) Season 1 - Episode 7
A couple are robbed and murdered, along with their pet parrot. The killer uses a time bomb to start a fire and cover up his crime.
#137 - The Big Trial
Dragnet (1951) Season 1 - Episode 10
Friday testifies at the trial of a man accused of a hit-and-run, but the main witness against him suddenly disappears.
#141 - The Big Dare
Dragnet (1951) Season 3 - Episode 38
A single mother is stabbed to death in her home. The list of suspects includes her teenage son and her many boyfriends.
#143 - The Big Bar
Dragnet (1951) Season 4 - Episode 8
A holdup man is sticking up bars. After he takes the money he kills many of his victims. Sargeant Friday has few leads other than that the holdup man likes a certain song on the jukebox and likes to drink scotch and water.
#144 - The Big Present
Dragnet (1951) Season 4 - Episode 9
Someone is burglarizing businesses but only taking part of the money and leaving an empty milk bottle. When officers Friday and Smith apprehend the young Elroy they discover he's not doing it for monetary reasons.
#145 - The Big Rod
Dragnet (1951) Season 4 - Episode 18
A pregnant woman is run down by teens out joyriding leaving Sgt Friday and his fellow officer Smith to track down those responsible. They find that kids are uncooperative, refusing to inform on their friends.
#147 - The Big TV
Dragnet (1951) Season 4 - Episode 23
The detectives search for a missing mother and child at the behest of her mother-in-law, unaware that the girl's husband has died in action and is not overseas as the woman had claimed.
#148 - The Big Tar Baby
Dragnet (1951) Season 4 - Episode 29
A bartender's wife is kidnapped, beaten and rolled in hot tar.
#150 - The Big No Rain
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 3
Joe and Frank try to find out who badly assaulted a woman in the street. Their two suspects are her husband and a mentally ill man. The woman can't help them because she is in a coma.
#151 - The Big Lift
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 4
An organized gang of shoplifters is looting large department stores in the city.
#153 - The Big Look
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 7
Friday and his partner Smith race against time to stop a series of brutal beatings of women in the Hollywood area. Just when they think they have their man, things change and very quickly.
#154 - The Big Glasses
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 8
A worried woman contacts Friday and Smith when her elderly mother mysteriously disappears and suspects her father of foul play, a suspicion that proves to be correct when blood is found at her old house.
#155 - The Big Bird
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 9
Joe and Frank investigate a series of burglaries in new housing developments where the suspect's signature is the killing of pet birds.
#156 - The Big Smoke
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 11
An elderly couple is brutally beaten and the trail leads police to a former handy man.
#157 - The Big Bounce
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 12
Joe Friday searches for a check forger who has been using the name of the old-time movie villain Parker Allington, who died three years ago. The search takes him to a former extra who has given up show business for crime.
#158 - The Big Deal
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 34
Friday and Smith attempt to solve a series of car thefts but are getting nowhere until they learn that the car thieves are selling the stolen cars illegally.
#159 - The Big Wish
Dragnet (1951) Season 5 - Episode 35
A teenage boy turns himself in and confesses to being an addict, but he refuses to give up the names of his friends who supplied him.
#160 - The Big Net
Dragnet (1951) Season 6 - Episode 4
A group of police women act as decoys to draw a stick-up man out into the open.
#161 - The Big War
Dragnet (1951) Season 7 - Episode 28
Friday and Smith attempt to get ahold of the leaders of several street gangs in order to stop an approaching gang war.
#162 - The Big Oskar
Dragnet (1951) Season 8 - Episode 4
The detectives take a report of valuables stolen from the home of a somewhat eccentric old lady. They begin to suspect something is amiss when she starts talking about how she gets the "scoop" on crimes by being the first to report them to the local newspaper.
#163 - The Big Counterfeit
Dragnet (1951) Season 8 - Episode 38
A phony policeman, using the name of a deceased officer, confiscates the money of innocent citizens by telling them its counterfeit.