CTVA US Crime - "Dragnet" (MarkVII/NBC)(1951-59) Jack Webb


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Jack Webb as Sgt Joe Friday in Dragnet NEVER actually said "Just the Facts, Mam"
 It was Stan Freberg in his Dragnet parody "Saint George and The Dragonet" [MC] -  Just The Facts
Dragnet (1951-59)(b-w)
aka "Badge 714"
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Mary Ciullo
references:
TV Guide /  Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 
Dragnet (season 1) (NBC) (1951-1952) NBC (Thursdays time slot?)  14 episodes
Dragnet (season 2) (NBC) (1952-1953)
NBC (Thursdays 9:00pm EST)  33 episodes
Dragnet (season 3) (NBC) (1953-1954)
NBC (Thursdays 9:00pm EST)  39 episodes
Dragnet (season 4) (NBC) (1954-1955)
NBC (Thursdays 9:00pm EST)  39 episodes
Dragnet (season 5) (NBC) (1955-1956)
NBC (Thursdays 9:00pm /8:30pm EST)  39 episodes
Dragnet (season 6) (NBC) (1956-1957)
NBC (Thursdays 8:30pm EST)  34 episodes
Dragnet (season 7) (NBC) (1957-1958)
NBC (Thursdays 8:30pm EST)  39 episodes
Dragnet (season 8) (NBC) (1958-1959)
NBC (Tuesdays 7:30pm EST)  39 episodes
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Sherry TV production (on copyright)   /
Mark VII Ltd. Production (Jack Webb) (on film)
Filmed at Revue Studios
for
 NBC
Based on the radio series "Dragnet"
Executive Producer
Stanley Meyer/ Produced by Mike Meshekoff  (seasons 1-4)
Produced by Herman Canfield (#5)
Produced by Jack Webb (seasons 5-8)
Directed by Jack Webb (all episodes)

US Crime Drama series 1951-1959 276 episodes x 30 min bw
release date 16 Dec 51
starring
Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday (1951-1959)
co-starring:
Barton Yarborough as Sgt. Ben Romero (1951) (eps #1-3) (also on radio)
Barney Phillips as Sgt. Ed Jacobs (1951-52)
Herb Ellis as Officer Frank Smith #1 (1951-52)
Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith #2 (1953-59)
Art Gilmore as Captain Harry Didion
Marjie Millar as Sharon Maxwell (entry 05Jan56)(#5.18 #5.20 #5.22 #5.24)
Appears in 4 episodes as Joe Friday's date, Sharon Maxwell, a Civil
Service secretary who works in the Record Bureau of the Los Angeles
Police Department.
Hal Gibney .... Announcer (1951)
George Fenneman .... Announcer (1952-59) (voice)
recurring cast
Virginia Gregg ...... various characters
Olan Soulé .......... various characters (mainly Ray Pinker)
Vic Perrin .......... various characters
Harry Bartell ....... various characters
Aaron Spelling ...... various characters
Dennis Weaver ....... various characters
Stacy Harris ........ various characters
Peggy Webber ........ various characters
Claude Akins ........ various characters
Louis Nicoletti ..... various characters

the series returned in 1967
with co-star
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon (1967-70)
Dragnet (1967-70) -episode guide

Premise:
"The story you are about to see is true",
"Just the facts, ma'am",
"We were working the day watch"
"It's my job. I'm a cop."
"The story you have just seen is true. The names have been changed
to protect the innocent."

- phrases which became so popular as to inspire much parody
- set the realistic tone of this early police drama.
The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of
policemen's professional and personal lives.

"Dragnet" theme music composed by Walter Schumann

 

 

Jack Webb with Marjie Millar as Sharon Maxwell (entry 05Jan56)(#5.18 #5.20 #5.22 #5.24) Dragnet (season 5)

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