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Starring Jack Webb
Season 3 (NBC) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
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NBC Thursdays 9:00pm EST
39 episodes    

3.01 [048] Dragnet: THE BIG WHITE RAT
03Sep53
written by Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, John Robinson
cast:
Vic Perrin ........ Dr. Stillman
Virginia Gregg .... voice
Dorothy Abbott
Billy Chapin
Vivi Janiss
Jack Kruschen
Sammy Ogg
Frances Rafferty

3.02 [049] Dragnet: THE BIG REVOLT
10Sep53
written by Paul Coates
cast:
Bert Holland
John Qualen
Irene Tedrow

3.03 [050] Dragnet: THE BIG BULL
17Sep53
written by John Robinson
cast:
John Gallaudet
Don Gibson
Art Gilmore
Jim Griffith

3.04 [051] Dragnet: THE BIG BETTY (verified on film)
24Sep53 NBC Thur
Dragnet - The Big Betty 1/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Betty 2/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Betty 3/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Betty 4/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Betty 5/5 (1953)
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:
Gloria Saunders ... Betty McGraw
Allene Roberts .... Elsie Bergstrum
Robert Clarke ..... Wesley Fisher
Jack Carol ........ Jud Scanlon
Mel Ford .......... Fred Norris
Charlotte Lawrence ... Helga
Synopsis 1:
Swindlers selling fake watches and jewelry are operating in town.
Synopsis 2:
A conman deceives the friends and relatives of recently deceased people
by working his way through the obituraries.

3.05 [052] Dragnet: THE BIG SOPHMORE
01Oct53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Bobby Driscoll
Vivi Janiss
Ralph Moody

3.06 [053] Dragnet: THE BIG PILL
08Oct53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Kurt Martell
Walter Sande
Barbara Stewart
Ramsey Williams

3.07 [054] Dragnet: THE BIG LIE
15Oct53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Phil Barnes
Virginia Brissac
John Hudson
John Larch
Jack Lomas

3.08 [055] Dragnet: THE BIG FAKE
22Oct53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Frances Bavier (later Aunt Bee in Andy Griffith)
Bill Brundige
John Call
Jean Dean
Jonathan Hole
Todd Karns
Helen Kleeb
Allene Roberts
Walter Sande
A woman is interrogated about a young robbery suspect.

3.09 [056] Dragnet: THE BIG DREAM
29Oct53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Ralph Moody
Vic Rodman

3.10 [057] Dragnet: THE BIG GUILT
05Nov53
written by Ben Alexander & John Robinson
cast:
William Boyett
George Brand
Lillian Buyeff
Jim Griffith
Guy Hamilton
Ramsey Williams

3.11 [058] Dragnet: THE BIG WILL
12Nov53
written by Ben Alexander, John Robinson
cast:
Ellen Corby
John Deering
Richard Garrick
Jonathan Hole

3.12 [059] Dragnet: THE BIG IN-LAWS
19Nov53
written by James E. Moser & Chan Hadlock
cast:
Peggy Webber ...... Leona Perry
Vic Perrin ........ Walter Perry
Dorothy Adams ..... Mrs. Burke
Tony Barrett ...... George Burrows
Louis Nicoletti ... Fred Garrison
Synopsis:
The officers are concerned with tracking down a gang
of truck "hi-jackers" who have a clever plan to keep
the victims from seeing what their attackers look like ..

3.13 [060] Dragnet: THE BIG LILLY
26Nov53
written by Ben Alexander, John Robinson & William Weiner
cast:
Virginia Brissac
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Jeanne Tatum

3.14 [061] Dragnet: THE BIG KILL
03Dec53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Paul Picerni ...... Hymie
Tony Barrett
Pamela Duncan
Al Hill
Mitchell Lawrence
Walter Sande

3.15 [062] Dragnet: THE BIG LOVER
10Dec53
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Robert Knapp
Dal McKennon
Ralph Moody
D.J. Thompson

3.16 [063] Dragnet: THE BIG THIEF
17Dec53
Dragnet - The Big Thief ( Part 1 of 3 )
Dragnet - The Big Thief ( Part 2 of 3 )
Dragnet - The Big Thief ( Part 3 of 3 )

Dragnet - The Big Thief 1/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Thief 2/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Thief 3/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Thief 4/5 (1953)
Dragnet - The Big Thief 5/5 (1953)
written by Ben Alexander & John Robinson
cast:
Dorothy Abbott
James Bush
Alan Dexter
Art Gilmore
Gloria Saunders
Gil Stratton Jr.

3.17 [064] Dragnet: THE BIG LITTLE JESUS
(Christmas episode)(color) (verified on film RF)
(c) Mark VII Ltd. - Pathécolor
24Dec53

Dragnet #3.17- The Big Little Jesus  (Part 1 of 3)(1953)
Dragnet #3.17 - The Big Little Jesus ( Part 2 of 3)(1953)
Dragnet #3.17 - The Big Little Jesus ( Part 3 of 3)(1953)

Dragnet #3.17 - The Little Big Jesus 1/5 (1953)
Dragnet #3.17 - The Little Big Jesus 2/5 (1953)
Dragnet #3.17 - The Little Big Jesus 3/5 (1953)
Dragnet #3.17 - The Little Big Jesus 4/5 (1953)
Dragnet #3.17 - The Big Little Jesus 5/5 (1953)
Executive Producer Stanley Meyer/ Produced by Mike Meshekoff,
Directed by Jack Webb
written by Richard L. Breen
Starring: Jack Webb (as Sgt Joe Friday) / Ben Alexander (as Officer Frank Smith)
Guest Cast:
Harry Bartell ......... Father Rojas
Joe Carioca, Jr. ...... Paco Mendoza
James Griffith ........ Claude Stircop
Ralph Moody ........... Mr. Flavin
Herb Vigran ........... Desk Clerk
Walter Sande .......... Captain Barnard
Billy Chapin .......... Joseph Heffernan
Synopsis:
A statue is stolen from Father Rojas' church and Joe Friday has to get
it back by Christmas - which is less than 24 hours away.

3.18 [065] Dragnet: THE BIG EAVESDROP
31Dec53
written by John Robinson
cast:
Stacy Harris ...... Jack Kenton
Jeanne Baird
Joel Marston

3.19 [066] Dragnet: THE BIG TRUNK
07Jan54 NBC Thurs

Dragnet #3.19 - The Big Trunk 1/5 (1954)
Dragnet #3.19 - The Big Trunk 2/5 (1954)
Dragnet #3.19 - The Big Trunk 3/5 (1954)
Dragnet #3.19 - The Big Trunk 4/5 (1954)
Dragnet #3.19.- The Big Trunk 5/5 (1954)
written by James E. Moser
cast:
James Anderson .... Harold Young
Emlen Davies ...... Babs Sheldon
Richard Garland ... John Parkson
Dayton Lummis ..... Sgt Frank Gotch
Lillian Powell
Synopsis 1:
Friday and Smith try to find out why a man took his own life.
Synopsis 2:
An old time vaudevillian is found dead in a downtown hotel.
Synopsis 3 (on Badge 714):
A hidden microphone picks up some interesting information for Sgt. Friday
and his partner in their search for the murderer of an ex-actress. [RF]
(Syndication airdate on Badge 714, 16Jan56)


3.20 [067] Dragnet: THE BIG YOUNGSTER
14Jan54 NBC Thurs
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Helen Andrews
Lillian Buyeff
Alan Dexter
Tom McKee
Ralph Moody
Jeff Silver
Synopsis:
A young lawyer's office is vandalized. [RF]

3.21 [068] Dragnet: THE BIG BOYS
21Jan54 NBC Thurs
Dragnet - The Big Boys ( Part 1 of 3 )
Dragnet - The Big Boys ( Part 2 of 3 )
Dragnet - The Big Boys ( Part 3 of 3 )

Dragnet - The Big Boys 1/4 (1954)
Dragnet - The Big Boys 2/4 (1954)
Dragnet - The Big Boys 3/4 (1954)
Dragnet - The Big Boys 4/4 (1954)
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Leonard Nimoy ..... Julius Carver
Harry Bartell ..... Sgt. Tony Chavez
Mel Ford .......... Hotel Clerk
Ron Hargrave ...... Clifford Small
Peter Leeds ....... George
Adrienne Marden ... Mabel
Josephine Parra ... Dolores
Synopsis 1:
Smith receives word from his cousin that 4
dangerous thugs are coming to Los Angeles.
Watch for a very young Leonard Nimoy in this one!
Synopsis 2:
Four young men and a collie pup are involved in a robbery. [RF]

3.22 [069] Dragnet: THE BIG HAM
28Jan54 NBC Thurs
written by Ben Alexander & John Robinson
cast:
William Bouchey
Ellen Corby
Jeanne Dean
Robert Knapp
Synopsis:
Joe and Frank investigate when the suicide of a young girl is reported. [RF]

3.23 [070] Dragnet: THE BIG CHANCE
04Feb54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Paul Picerni ...... Rios
Jim Anderson
Helen Andrews
Tyler McVey
Sidney Miller
Al Murphy
George Wallace

3.24 [071] Dragnet: THE BIG CHILDREN
11Feb54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Billy Chapin
Mae Clarke
Robert Clarke
Celia Lovsky
Lillian Powell
Johnny Rowe

3.25 [072] Dragnet: THE BIG POISON
18Feb54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Sam Edwards
Ron Hargrave
Ralph Moody
Barbara Whiting

3.26 [073] Dragnet: THE BIG QUACK
25Feb54
written by Chan Hadlock
cast:
Bert Holland
Tom McKee
Frances Rafferty
Paul Richards
Herb Vigran

3.27 [074] Dragnet: THE BIG WINCHESTER
04Mar54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Fess Parker ....... Harkness
Barbara Stewart
Irene Tedrow
Steve Terrell
Neil Collins

3.28 [075] Dragnet: THE BIG SHOPLIFT
(verified on film RF)
(c) Mark VIII / 11Mar54
Dragnet #3.28 - The Big Shoplift HQ Part 1
Dragnet #3.28 -: The Big Shoplift HQ Part 2
Dragnet #3.28 -: The Big Shoplift HQ Part 3
Dragnet #3.28 -: The Big Shoplift HQ Part 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:
Peggy Webber ........ Virginia Sterling
Allene Roberts ...... Patricia Denvers
Jonathan Hole ....... Mr. Elliott
Michael Barrett ..... Dorothy Kirkman
Myra Marsh .......... Mrs. Briggs
Synopsis:
Friday and Smith investigate the disappearance of
merchandise from a department store.

3.29 [076] Dragnet: THE BIG HIT-RUN KILLER
(verified on film RF)
18Mar54
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:
Kyle James ........... Daniel Miller
Walter Reed .......... Paul Barton
Mary Shipp ........... Blanche Chapman
Jack Carol ........... Arthur Singer
Joel Cranston ........ Fred Stewart
(Jim Anderson ?)
Synopsis:
Friday must find the young punk who ran down a pregnant women - Joe and
Frank make the rounds, ask the the questions, and stay tough under
adverse circumstances. [RF]


3.30 [077] Dragnet: THE BIG DRINK
25Mar54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Claude Akins ...... Ellis
Neil Collins
Bill Johnstone
Eve McVeagh
Walter Sande
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Harlan Warde

3.31 [078] Dragnet: THE BIG GIRL(S) (verified on film RF)
01Apr54 NBC Thur
Executive Producer Stanley Meyer/ Produced by Mike Meshekoff,
Directed by Jack Webb
(written by James E. Moser)
Starring: Jack Webb (as Sgt Joe Friday) / Ben Alexander (as Officer Frank Smith)
Guest Cast:
Art Gilmore .......... Captain Didion (recurring)
Harry Bartell ........ John Maloney
Caroline Jones ....... Donna Stewart
Harper Goff .......... Emil Collins
Maury Hill ........... James Arnold Sutter
Henry Corden ......... Edgar Morse
Jerry Zinnamon ....... Harry Reese
Synopsis 1:
Sixteen victims are beaten senseless and robbed…by a tall, beautiful
woman. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Friday and Smith try to find the tall, beautiful women who keep
beating up innocent men.
Synopsis 3:
An evasive, but beautiful and tall hitchhiker is believed to be
responsible for 16 people being robbed, beaten senseless and shot at
.

3.32 [079] Dragnet: THE BIG MATTRESS
08Apr54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Claude Akins ...... Sgt. Jack McCreadie
James Bell
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Ramsay Williams

3.33 [080] Dragnet: THE BIG PUG
15Apr54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Aaron Spelling ........ Charlie Coleman
Dorothy Adams
Ted Bliss
Nan Boardman
John Gallaudet
Kurt Martell
Ralph Moody
Bill Williams

3.34 [081] Dragnet: THE BIG FRAME
22Apr54:
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Tony Barrett
Carolyn Jones
Jack Kruschen
Natalie Masters
Lawrence Ryle
Herb Vigran
Roy Whaley
Synopsis:
Dead body report comes in... apparent hit and run. Lady comes to claim
the body of Eddie Stokes, she has a terrible hangover from the night
before. Eddie's ex-wife reveals his drinking habits and haunts. [RF]

3.35 [082] Dragnet: THE BIG PLANT
29Apr54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Dennis Weaver ...... Officer Boone
Helen Andrews
James Bell
Jimmy Ogg

3.36 [083] Dragnet: THE BIG CHECK
06May54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Louis Nicoletti .... Loomis
Dorothy Abbott
Michael Barrett
Ann Lawrence
Mitchell Lawrence
Bill Leicester
Walter Sande

3.37 [084] Dragnet: THE BIG THREAT
13May54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Art Gilmore
Jack Kruschen
Howard McNear
Steve Terrell

3.38 [085] Dragnet: THE BIG DARE
20May54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Frank Gerstle
John Larch
Joyce McCluskey
Vernon Rich
Janet Warren
Barbara Woodell

3.39 [086] Dragnet: THE BIG FALSE MAKE
27May54 NBC Thur
written by John Robinson
cast:
Frances Bavier
Bob Crosson
Bill Johnstone
Synopsis:
A grocer identifies a suspect in a robbery, but Joe and Frank believe
the man is innocent. [RF]

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[--] Dragnet: Shadow Woman (copyright title)
ODAT: 22Mar54; OREG: EU351732.

[--] Dragnet: Any friend of Al's (copyright title)
ODAT: 5May54; OREG: EU357036.

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