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Starring Jack Webb
Season 2 (NBC) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
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################# Dragnet ##################
############# season 2 1952-53 ###############
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NBC Thursdays 9:00pm EST
33 episodes
Some episode of  "Gangbusters!"  (crime anthology series)
also aired in this time slot up to 25Dec52)

2.01 [015] Dragnet: THE BIG JUMP
11Sep52
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Alice Backes
Lillian Buyeff
Anthony Jochim
Kenneth Patterson
Paul Richards ...... Walter Harrison
Milburn Stone

[--] 18Sep52 Gangbusters #9 (to be verified)

2.02 [016] Dragnet: THE BIG SORROW
25Sep52
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Cliff Arquette
Jerry Paris
Dan Riss

[--] 02Oct52 Gangbusters #10 (to be verified)

2.03 [017] Dragnet: THE BIG ELEVATOR
09Oct52
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Ernest Cheswick
Bert Holland
Peter Leeds
Vic Perrin

[--] 16Oct52 or 23Oct52 Gangbusters #11 (to be verified)

2.04 [018] Dragnet: THE BIG SEVENTEEN 
(verified on film RF)
  6Nov52
Dragnet - The Big Seventeen 1/5 (1952)
Dragnet - The Big Seventeen 2/5 (1952)
Dragnet - The Big Seventeen 3/5 (1952)
Dragnet - The Big Seventeen 4/5 (1952)
Dragnet - The Big Seventeen 5/5 (1952)
Executive Producer Stanley Meyer/ Produced by Mike Meshekoff,
Directed by Jack Webb
Starring: Jack Webb (as Sgt Joe Friday) / Herb Ellis (as Officer Frank Smith)
Guest Cast:
Allene Roberts ......... Evelyn Marford
Bill Bouchey ........... Harold Everson, Sr.
Edwin Bruce ............ Harold Everson, Jr.
Forrest Lewis .......... Clyde Barton
Vivi Jannis ............ Mrs. Demmering
Herb Vigran ............ Jacko
Synopsis:
Friday and Smith investigate the teenage destruction of a
local movie theater it seems all the kids got high on
marijuana and went wild.


[--] 13Nov52 Gangbusters #12 (to be verified)

2.05 [019] Dragnet: THE BIG TRIO
20Nov52
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Virginia Gregg .... Evelyn Monroe
Jonathan Hole
Joyce McCluskey
Vic Perrin
Gil Stratton Jr.
Cliff Arquette
Sheila Franklin
Don Gibson

[--] 27Nov52 Gangbusters #13 (to be verified)

2.06 [020] Dragnet: THE BIG IMPOSTER
04Dec52
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Alan Dexter
Anthony Jochim
Helen Kleeb
Vic Rodman
David Stollery

[--] 11Dec52 Gangbusters #14 (to be verified)

2.07 [021] Dragnet: .22 RIFLE FOR CHRISTMAS
18Dec52
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Virginia Christine .. Ruth Johnstone
Bill Johnstone .... Harry Lewinson
Sammy Ogg ......... Stanley Johnstone
Milburn Stone ..... John Morheim
..... Edith Morheim (actress unknown)
Synopsis:
Nine year old Stanley Johnstone is missing and Friday goes looking for
clues.
Harry Lewinson from juvenile finds blood stains which give a clue. Then
another boy, Steven Morheim goes missing.

[--] 25Dec52 Gangbusters! #15 (final episode in this slot)

2.08 [022] Dragnet: THE BIG COP
01Jan53 (rebroadcast 09Jul53)
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Virginia Christine
Don Gibson
Walter Reed
Hugh Sanders
Herb Vigran
Synopsis:
Sgt. Joe Friday's tongue lashes a bad cop who has been guilty of
co-operating with gang of burglars. [RF]

2.09 [023] Dragnet: THE BIG GRANDMA [BA]
08Jan53
Dragnet- The Big Grandma pt 1
Dragnet- The Big Grandma pt 2
Dragnet- The Big Grandma pt 3
 written by James E. Moser
directed by Jack Webb
cast:
Gwen Delano ....... Inez Lambert
Bert Holland ...... Mr. Hammerstein
Ken Peters ........ Sgt. Ferguson
Myra Marsh ........ Mary Walker
Dorothy Abbott
Don Dillaway
Maury Hill
Rennie McEvoy
Synopsis:
Sgt. Friday gets a lucky break when forged cheques
flood Los Angeles.
(aired in UK Ch. 4 27Dec82 - 1950's Retrospective)

2.10 [024] Dragnet: THE BIG WHIFF
15Jan53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Lee Marvin ........ James Mitchell
Robert Clarke
Vic Perrin
Jeff Stevens

2.11 [025] Dragnet: THE BIG SHOW
(verified on film)
22Jan53
Executive Producer Stanley Meyer/ Produced by Mike Meshekoff,
Directed by Jack Webb
Based on a Radio Play by James E. Moser
Starring: Jack Webb (as Sgt Joe Friday) / Ben Alexander (as Officer Frank Smith)
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg .... Marjorie Lewis
Clarence Cassell .. Walter Lweis
Vivi Janiss ....... Policewoman Stone
Synopsis:
A 7 week old baby seems to have been abandoned by her mother at a bus terminal.

2.12 [026] Dragnet: THE BIG SAFE
29Jan53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Aaron Spelling .... Charles Boyd
Eddie Firestone
Junius Matthews
Vic Rodman

2.13 [027] Dragnet: THE BIG CHURCH
05Feb53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Joyce McCluskey
Lawrence Ryle
George Sawaya

2.14 [028] Dragnet: THE BIG HATE
12Feb53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Lillian Buyeff
Joe Cranston
Sam Edwards
George Sawaya
Herb Vigran

2.15 [029] Dragnet: THE BIG SHAKEDOWN
19Feb53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Frances Bavier
Paul Bryar
Robert Knapp
Jeanne Tatum

2.16 [030] Dragnet: THE BIG ROSE
26Feb53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
John Larch
George Sawaya
Evelyn Scott
Gil Stratton Jr.
Irene Tedrow

2.17 [031] Dragnet: THE BIG BUILDING
05Mar53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Bill Bouchey
Whit Connor
John Larch
Janet Warren

2.18 [032] Dragnet: THE BIG RUN
12Mar53
Dragnet - The Big Run 1/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Run 2/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Run 3/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Run 4/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Run 5/5 (1953)
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Dorothy Abbott
Paul Bryar
Mel Ford
Richard Garland
Art Gilmore

2.19 [033] Dragnet: THE BIG BREAK
(verified on film) 
19Mar53 NBC Thur
Dragnet - The Big Break - Part 1 of 4
Dragnet - The Big Break - Part 2 of 4
Dragnet - The Big Break - Part 3 of 4
Dragnet - The Big Break - Part 4 of 4
Executive Producer Stanley Meyer/ Produced by Mike Meshekoff,
Directed by Jack Webb
Based on a Radio Play by James E. Moser
Starring: Jack Webb (as Sgt Joe Friday) / Ben Alexander (as Officer Frank Smith)
Guest Cast:
Clarence Cassell ......... Sgt Slats Henry
Eddie Firestone .......... George Hoffman
Art Gilmore .............. Capt. Harry Didion (recurring)
Harper Goff .............. Roy Townsend
Adrienne Marden .......... Mrs. Cox
Dick Paxton .............. Charles Kilgore
Synopsis:
An armed robber finally caught after a tip-off breaks from jail just
before his court hearing.


2.20 [034] Dragnet: THE BIG LIGHT
26Mar53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Norma Brown
Robert Clarke
Richard Garland
Bert Holland
Carl Sklover
Terry Terrill
Herb Vigran

2.21 [035] Dragnet: THE BIG WAITER
02Apr53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Bob Bray
Bert Holland
Caroline Jones
Celia Lovsky
John Wengraf

2.22 [036] Dragnet: THE BIG TEST
09Apr53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Bob Crosson

2.23 [037] Dragnet: THE BIG LAY-OUT
16Apr53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Edward Field
Peter Leeds
Sarah Selby
Ralph Votrian

2.24 [038] Dragnet: THE BIG FIRE
23Apr53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Aaron Spelling .... Ollie
John Qualen
Frances Rafferty

2.25 [039] Dragnet: THE BIG RAY
30Apr53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Olive Carey
Sammy Ogg

2.26 [040] Dragnet: THE BIG FRANK
07May53
Dragnet #2.26 - The Big Frank (1/3)
Dragnet #2.26 - The Big Frank (2/3)
Dragnet #2.26 - The Big Frank (3/3)
written by James E. Moser & Jack Webb
cast:
Dorothy Abbott
Peter Adams
Hy Averback
Nan Boardman
Joe Cranston
Jack Kruschen
Ralph Moody

2.27 [041] Dragnet: THE BIG LEASE
14May53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Paul Bryar
Russ Conway
Jerry Hausner
Inge Jolles
Sarah Selby

2.28 [042] Dragnet: THE BIG HANDS
[verified -RF]
21May53 NBC Thur
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands ( Part 1 of 3 )
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands ( Part 2 of 3 )
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands ( Part 3 of 3 )

Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands 1/5 (1953)
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands 2/5 (1953)
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands 3/5 (1953)
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands 4/5 (1953)
Dragnet #2.28 - The Big Hands 5/5 (1953)
 Written by James E. Moser
Directed by Jack Webb
Starring: Jack Webb (as Sgt Joe Friday) / Ben Alexander (as Officer Frank Smith)
Guest Cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Cliff Arquette .... Al Morgan
Tom McKee ......... George Martin Crane
Helen Kleeb ....... Frances Watson
Jeanne Baird ...... Dixie
Ted Bliss ......... Stephen Arnold
Mel Ford .......... Vic
*
Director of photography.. Edward Colman
Production Supervisor ... Sam Ruman
Assistant Directors ..... Sam Ruman & Mark Evans
Art Director ............ Feild Gray
Set Decorator ........... John Sturtevant
Assistant to Producer ... Raoul Murphy
Supervising Editor ...... Robert M. Leeds A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Irving Schoenberg A.C.E.
Sound Editor ............ George Nicholson
Sound ................... Howard J. Fogetti
Set Electirician ........ Burl C. Stafford
Synopsis:
Friday and Smith must find out the identity of a woman found strangled in a
hotel room. When her photo is posted a man comes forward and identifies her
as Maude McCloud, a circus performer, whose beauty attracted trouble. [RF]

2.29 [043] Dragnet: THE BIG FOURTH
28May53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Mr. Roth
Virginia Gregg .... Mrs. Doris Roth
Virginia Christine
Art Gilmore
Celia Lovsky

2.30 [044] Dragnet: THE BIG MARKET
04Jun53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
William Boyett
James Bush
Art Gilmore
Joanne Jordan
William F. Leicester
Martin Milner

2.31 [045] Dragnet: THE BIG FRIEND
11June53
written by Jack Webb
cast:
Paul Richards
George Sawaya
Kenneth Tobey

2.32 [046] Dragnet: THE BIG BARRETTE
18Jun53 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by James E. Moser & Jack Webb
cast:
Stacy Harris ...... Larson
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Robert Boon
Doris Cole
Joe Haworth
Joe Mell
Dan Riss
Allene Roberts
Synopsis:
A woman's barrette leads to the brutal bludgeon murderer of an
attractive young waitress. [RF]

2.33 [047] Dragnet: THE BIG DANCE
25Jun53 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by James E. Moser & Jack Webb
cast:
Gene Reynolds
Vic Rodman
Jeanne Tatum
Synopsis:
Detectives Friday and Smith are assigned to apprehend a pair of thugs
who have been identified by their victims through photos but seem to
have disappeared. [RF]

[--] Dragnet: (Unknown title)
(rebroadcast 16Jul53)
Synopsis:
Joe Friday apprehends the toughest type of check forger, a man whose
motive is not personal gain.

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