The BEST episodes directed by Jack Webb

The Big Phone Call
star
10.00
29 votes

#1 - The Big Phone Call

Dragnet (1951) - Season 1 - Episode 12

Friday confronts a jeweler with tape recorded evidence that proves he hired someone to rob his own store.

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The Big Bar
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10.00
1 votes

#2 - 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.

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The Big Cast
star
9.90
31 votes

#3 - The Big Cast

Dragnet (1951) - Season 1 - Episode 5

The police interrogate a suspect whom they believe to have murdered more than a dozen men.

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The Big September Man
star
9.03
30 votes

#4 - The Big September Man

Dragnet (1951) - Season 1 - Episode 11

A secretary is beaten to death and the search for the killer leads police to a religious fanatic.

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The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas
star
9.00
2 votes

#5 - The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas

Dragnet (1951) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Two small boys are missing, there are blood stains on the ground and a gun meant as a Christmas present is gone.

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The Big Betty
star
9.00
3 votes

#6 - The Big Betty

Dragnet (1951) - Season 3 - Episode 4

Friday and Smith track down a confidence ring who are selling defective watches.

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The Big Hit-Run Killer
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9.00
2 votes

#7 - 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.

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The Big Crime
star
9.00
3 votes

#8 - The Big Crime

Dragnet (1951) - Season 4 - Episode 3

When two four year old twin girls turn up missing, Sgt. Friday and Officer Smith are called in. The girls are found, but were molested. The officers continue to investigate until they locate the perpetrator.

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A Clinic on 18th Street
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8.75
3 votes

#9 - 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.

The Big Girl
star
8.67
3 votes

#10 - The Big Girl

Dragnet (1951) - Season 3 - Episode 31

Friday and Smith hunt down the bandit queen; a tall, gorgeous woman who is on a rampage of robberies and shootings.

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The Big Little Jesus
star
8.50
2 votes

#11 - The Big Little Jesus

Dragnet (1951) - Season 3 - Episode 17

A statue of the Child Jesus is stolen from a church. Friday and Smith must find it before the paritioners miss it on Christmas morning.

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The Big Shoplift
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8.50
2 votes

#12 - The Big Shoplift

Dragnet (1951) - Season 3 - Episode 28

Friday and Smith are surprised to find a wealthy house wife is a shoplifter, until they discover that she is a kleptomaniac.

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The Big Frame
star
8.50
2 votes

#13 - The Big Frame

Dragnet (1951) - Season 3 - Episode 34

A man's body is found in the gutter and the only clue is a pair of skid marks found nearby.

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The Fur Job
star
8.25
11 votes

#14 - The Fur Job

Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 9

Gannon goes undercover as a buyer in order to trap fur theives.

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The Big Seventeen
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8.20
5 votes

#15 - The Big Seventeen

Dragnet (1951) - Season 2 - Episode 4

Friday and Smith investigate a group of teenagers who are using and selling drugs.

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The Big High
star
8.15
12 votes

#16 - 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.

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Homicide - Who Killed Who?
star
8.13
8 votes

#17 - 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.

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Public Affairs - DR-12
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8.08
12 votes

#18 - Public Affairs - DR-12

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 8

Joe and Bill are assigned to help arrange a press conference for the President of the United States at LAX

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The Candy Store Robberies
star
8.06
17 votes

#19 - The Candy Store Robberies

Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 8

Friday and Gannon try to figure out a pattern to a series of candy store hold-ups. The solution comes when they discover that there are two suspects.

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Narcotics - DR-21
star
8.00
7 votes

#20 - 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.

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Homicide - DR-22
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8.00
13 votes

#21 - 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.

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Administrative Vice - DR-29
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8.00
9 votes

#22 - 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.

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I.A.D. - The Receipt
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8.00
6 votes

#23 - I.A.D. - The Receipt

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 23

Two of the department's veteran homicide detectives are accused of stealing $800 from a dead man. Joe and Bill investigate and try to find a missing receipt that would clear the detectives.

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The Big Boys
star
8.00
3 votes

#24 - The Big Boys

Dragnet (1951) - Season 3 - Episode 21

The cops must stake out a hotel lobby and deal with a drunken desk clerk as they wait for four juvenile armed robbers to show up.

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The Big Family
star
8.00
1 votes

#25 - The Big Family

Dragnet (1951) - Season 4 - Episode 20

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The Big Dog
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8.00
14 votes

#26 - The Big Dog

Dragnet - Season 2 - Episode 11

A purse-snatching dog? This is the case Friday and Gannon must solve. Making things more difficult, victims give different descriptions of the four-legged thief.

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D.H.Q. - Missing Person
star
7.89
9 votes

#27 - 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.

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D.H.Q. - Medical
star
7.88
8 votes

#28 - 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.

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S.I.U. - The Ring
star
7.86
6 votes

#29 - 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.

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The Human Bomb
star
7.86
7 votes

#30 - The Human Bomb

Dragnet (1951) - Season 1 - Episode 1

A man walks into City hall carrying a live bomb. He threatens to blow up the building if his brother isn't released from jail.

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Forgery - The Ranger
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7.83
5 votes

#31 - Forgery - The Ranger

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 21

Friday and Gannon question a Park Ranger about some stolen checks.

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D.H.Q. - Night School
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7.83
6 votes

#32 - 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.

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Burglary - Baseball
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7.83
6 votes

#33 - Burglary - Baseball

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 25

A furniture store has been burglarized overnight and the thief took $1900 from a locked safe. The store's secretary find a lead and Joe uses it to track down a "baseball fan".

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The Trial Board
star
7.82
10 votes

#34 - 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.

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The Senior Citizen
star
7.81
15 votes

#35 - The Senior Citizen

Dragnet - Season 2 - Episode 7

A series of daring daylight house burglaries are taking place; perpetrated by an octegenarian who uses the wedding and obituary notices in the paper to select his victims.

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Narco: Missing Hypo
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7.80
5 votes

#36 - 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.

Robbery - The Harassing Wife
star
7.80
5 votes

#37 - 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.

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The Subscription Racket
star
7.75
12 votes

#38 - The Subscription Racket

Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 14

Friday learns about a scam artist with a novel twist: he uses an authentic Congressional Medal of Honor to solicit magazine subscriptions.

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Management Services - DR-11
star
7.75
8 votes

#39 - 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

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Vice - DR-30
star
7.75
8 votes

#40 - Vice - DR-30

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 22

The Captain assigns Joe and Bill to find the location of a high stakes poker operation that has been preying on visitors. Bill and Joe pose as farmers and check into a hotel where an agricultural convention is occurring.

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Juvenile - DR-35
star
7.75
8 votes

#41 - Juvenile - DR-35

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 25

An infant girl is found in a garbage can; Joe and Bill use the child's blanket to track down the mother.

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Frauds - DR-36
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7.75
8 votes

#42 - Frauds - DR-36

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 26

Someone is embezzling from Summers Department Store by opening up false credit card accounts at the store. Joe and Bill figure it is an inside job and question employees in the credit department.

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Internal Affairs - DR-20
star
7.71
7 votes

#43 - 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.

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Burglary - Helpful Woman
star
7.71
7 votes

#44 - 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.

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The Investigation
star
7.70
9 votes

#45 - The Investigation

Dragnet - Season 2 - Episode 26

Friday and Gannon are screening applicants for the Police Academy. One seems to have all the right qualifications, except that six months are missing from his application.

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Homicide - The Student
star
7.67
6 votes

#46 - 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.

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Burglary Auto - Courtroom
star
7.67
6 votes

#47 - 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?

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Internal Affairs - Parolee
star
7.67
6 votes

#48 - 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.

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The Shooting
star
7.67
16 votes

#49 - The Shooting

Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 11

A police officer is shot while making a routine check on a pair of paroled convicts that are parked near a liquor store.

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Burglary - Mister
star
7.67
8 votes

#50 - Burglary - Mister

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 5

An old woman has all her possessions including her cane stolen by her grandson, "Mister Daniel Lumis". Joe and Bill try to locate Lumis and find a trail of bigamy and thievery.

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