"This is the city, Los Angeles, California. I work here, I carry a badge." The granddaddy of all TV cop shows which ran on NBC from 1951-1959. Jack Webb starred as Sgt. Joe Friday, a plainclothes detective who solved crimes for the Los Angeles Police Department. Ben Alexander played Friday's partner, Officer Frank Smith. The story lines were taken from real life case files of the LAPD and the names were always changed to protect the innocent.
A young man reports that he was robbed by bandits on horseback while he was down in Mexico.
A woman disappears and her husband is the prime suspect, but Friday and Smith will have a hard time getting past his fierce guard dogs.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
An elderly woman is passing bad checks, but no one suspects her because she looks harmless.Watch Now:Amazon
Friday and Smith track down an escaped convict who is armed and dangerous.Watch Now:Amazon
A woman is murdered when she is given an overdose of chloroform.
Friday and Smith must decide between accident or murder when a crewman working on a movie set is killed by a falling light.Watch Now:Amazon
An immigrant is brutally beaten to death and the trail may lead to the victim's abused wife.
Friday and Smith suspect a psycho killer when they find a woman with a broken neck in a hotel room.Watch Now:Amazon
A cop is gunned down at home by a vengeful ex con. Friday must go under cover in prison to obtain a full confession.Watch Now:Amazon