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Starring Jack Webb
Season 4 (NBC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
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################# Dragnet ##################
############# season 4 1954-55 ###############
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NBC Thursdays 9:00pm EST
39 episodes

4.01 [087] Dragnet: THE BIG PRODUCER
26Aug54
Dragnet 1954 "The Big Producer" pt 1 of 4
Dragnet 1954 "The Big Producer" pt 2 of 4
Dragnet 1954 "The Big Producer" pt 3 of 4
Dragnet 1954 "The Big Producer" pt 4 of 4
written by James E. Moser (OR John Robinson ?)
cast:
Martin Milner ..... Stephen Banner
Ralph Moody ....... Charles Hopkins
Helen Andrews ..... Policewoman Norene Statzel
Carolyn Jones ..... Laura Osbourne
Synopsis:
A high school student gets busted by Friday and Smith for
selling porno magazines to his friends.

4.02 [088] Dragnet: THE BIG FRAUD
2Sep54
written by John Robinson
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Martin Dietrich
Bert Holland
Jack Kruschen
Paul Richards
Walter Sande
Harlan Warde
Synopsis:
A man confesses to the holdup of a grocery store,
but Friday is sure the man didn't commit the crime.

4.03 [089] Dragnet: THE BIG CRIME
(verified on film)
09Sep54 NBC Thurs 8pm ET (rebroadcast 02Jun55)
Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime 1/5 (1954)
Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime 2/5 (1954)
Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime 3/5 (1954)
Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime 4/5 (1954)
Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime 5/5 (1954)

Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime (pt 1)
Dragnet #4.3 - The Big Crime (pt 2)
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:
Jack Kruschen ........... Lester Wylie
Virginia Christine ...... Helen Karsten
Paul Richards ........... George Gramberg
Irene Tedrow ............ Bernice Hopper
Bill Brundige ........... Off. Tom Wilkie
Howard Wendell .......... Geo Comanches
Note: The boss is Captain Powers - not appearing
Synopsis 1:
Two little girls are reported missing from a family picnic in the park.
Friday and Smith work on the assumption that the children were
kidnapped. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Two young girls are abducted during a family picnic by a sinister
truck driver.

  4.04 [090] Dragnet: THE BIG PAIR
16Sep54 NBC Thur
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Virginia Gregg .... Millie (voice)
Natalie Masters
Lillian Powell
Vic Rodman
Russell Saunders
Beverly Washburn
Howard Wendell
Synopsis:
A house is stripped of furniture while the owners are on vacation. [RF]

4.05 [091] Dragnet: THE BIG ESCAPE
23Sep54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Bill Boyett ....... Larry Thompson
Elisabeth Fraser .. Dorothy Tyler
Art Gilmore ....... Captain Diddion
Vic Perrin ........ Dr. Hall
Emerson Treacy .... George Grayson
Harlan Warde ...... Max Tyler

4.06 [092] Dragnet: THE BIG KID
30Sep54
written by John Robinson
cast:
Bob Crosson
Natalie Masters
Jeff Silver
Herb Vigran
Jerry Zinnamon

4.07 [093] Dragnet: THE BIG MISSING
07Oct54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Louis Nicoletti .... Willard Harris
Jeanne Baird
Mel Ford
Robert Knapp
Barbara Stewart
Synopsis:
Friday discovers a businessman is missing...permanently! [RF]

4.08 [094] Dragnet: THE BIG BAR
(verified on film)
14Oct54 NBC Thur
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)
Gast Cast:
Walter Sande ......... Capt. Lohoman
Eugene Iglesias ...... Juan Pedillo
Harry Bartell ........ (Officer) Jack Crowley
Dennis Weaver ........ Russ Camp
Dee J. Thompson ...... Mrs. Lineberger
Natalie Masters ...... Doris Lanpher
Synopsis:
Friday and Smith go after a man who murders bartenders.

4.09 [095] Dragnet: THE BIG PRESENT
21Oct54
written by John Robinson
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Lt. Hartgrove
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Dennis Weaver ..... Lt. Dick Whitley
Sammy Ogg ......... Boy

4.10 [096] Dragnet: THE BIG GANGSTER (Part One)
28Oct54 CBS Thursday
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Louis Nicoletti ... Jerry
Tony Barrett
Jack Kruschen
Vic Perrin
Walter Sande
Harlan Warde
Synopsis:
Two attempts are made on the life of a notorious criminal.
Friday questions the man but can get no information as to
the identity of the would-be killer. The possabiility of
a gang war hastens the need for this information. [RF]

4.11 [097] Dragnet: THE BIG GANGSTER (Part Two)
04Nov54 CBS Thursday
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Virginia Gregg .... Audrey Thompson
Stacy Harris ...... Benny Davis
Burt Mustin
Vic Perrin
Walter Sande
Ray Saunders
Russell Saunders
Ben Wright
Michael Barrett

4.12 [098] Dragnet: THE BIG NEW YEAR
11Nov54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Aaron Spelling .... Donaldson
Bill Bouchey
Henry Corden
Frank Gerstle
June Whitley

4.13 [099] Dragnet: THE BIG WANT AD
18Nov54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Virginia Gregg .... Viola Palmer
Helen Andrews
Tom McKee
Harlan Warde

4.14 [100] Dragnet: THE BIG AFFAIR
25Nov54
written by James E. Moser
cast:
Lillian Buyeff
Dee Carroll
Jacqueline Duval
Art Gilmore
Howard Wendell

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4.15 [101] Dragnet: THE BIG BIBLE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 02Dec54; OREG: LP4415.
02Dec54
written by John Robinson & Earl Schley
cast:
Dennis Weaver ..... Jay Allen
Lillian Powell .... Mrs. Jessie Gaylor
Marian Richman .... Nora Hamlin
Bob North

4.16 [102] Dragnet: THE BIG BUNDLE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 09Dec54; OREG: LP4421.
09Dec54
written by John Robinson & Jack Webb
cast:
Tony Barrett
Dick Bartell
Sam Edwards
Bert Holland
Walter Sande
Aaron Spelling
Jeanne Tatum

4.17 [103] Dragnet: THE BIG OFFICE copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 16Dec54; OREG: LP4420.
16Dec54
written by John Robinson
cast:
George Selk
Howard Culver
James Dobson
Monty Masters
Natalie Masters
Lillian Powell

4.18 [104] Dragnet: THE BIG ROD (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 30Dec54; OREG: LP4418.
30Dec54
written by John Robinson
cast:
Michael Ansara .... Carl Chapman
Nesdon Booth ...... Sam
Diane Jergens ..... Miriam Hunter
Jan Merlin ........ Gregory Moore
Jimmy Ogg ......... Al Doolin
Vic Perrin ........ Dr. Hall
James Stone ....... Charles

4.19 [105] Dragnet: THE BIG RESCUE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 06Jan55; OREG: LP4419.
06Jan55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Corey Allen
Robert Crosson
Ben Morris
Lee Roberts
Ramsay Williams

4.20 [106] Dragnet: THE BIG FAMILY (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 13Jan55; OREG: LP4417.
13Jan55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Herb Butterfield .. John Jarrett
Robert Knapp ...... Keith Jarrett
Howard Price ...... Officer Jim Hunt
Sarah Selby ....... Alva Jarrett

4.21 [107] Dragnet: THE BIG SHOCK (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 20Jan55; OREG: LP4414.
20Jan55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Malcolm Atterbury
Michael Ann Barrett
Than Wyenn

4.22 [108] Dragnet: THE BIG SCREEN (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 27Jan55; OREG: LP4416.
27Jan55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Sgt. John DiBetta
Dennis Weaver ..... Dave Rotbart
Bill Bouchey
Jim Anderson

4.23 [109] Dragnet: THE BIG TV (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 03Feb55; OREG: LP4483.
03Feb55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Jean Howell
Doris Kemper
Ralph Montgomery
Amzie Strickland

4.24 [110] Dragnet: THE BIG DOG (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 10Nov54; OREG: LP4485.
10Feb55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Dorothy Adams
Larry Holden
Ralph Moody
Vic Rodman
Synopsis:
Joe and Frank are assigned to take a shotgun away from an old man. The
man is protecting the fact that a dog was poisoned in the neighborhood. [RF]

4.25 [111] Dragnet: THE BIG UNDERGROUND (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 17Feb55; OREG: LP5421.
17Feb55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson & Earl Schley
cast:
Amzie Strickland .. Sylvania Carnes
Tom Daly .......... Arthur Bleeker
Peggy King ........ Betty Martin
Pamela Duncan ..... Darlene Potter
Paul Richards ..... David
Irene Tedrow ...... Elderly woman
Synopsis:
A series of used-car-lot burglaries is assigned to Joe Friday and Frank
Smith. The men get a lead through a stolen check.
*Note: Peggy King of the George Gobel Show, sings "Any Questions?" in
her role as a night-club singer Betty Martin. [RF]

4.26 [112] Dragnet: THE BIG KEY (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 24Feb55; OREG: LP4484.
24Feb55
written by John Robinson & Earl Schley
cast:
William Boyett
Virginia Gregg ... (voice)
Jean Howell
Martin Milner
Vic Perrin
Vic Rodman
Walter Sande
Jack Williams

4.27 [113] Dragnet: THE BIG MAILMAN (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 03Mar55; OREG: LP4482.
03Mar55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Richard Grant
Jack Haddock
David Holt
Douglas Kennedy
Walter Sande

4.28 [114] Dragnet: THE BIG CUSTOMER (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 10Mar55; OREG: LP4661.
10Mar55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Sally Corner
Larry Gelbman
Frank Gerstle
Monty Masters
Alan Reynolds

4.29 [115] Dragnet: THE BIG TAR BABY (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 17Mar55; OREG: LP4505.
17Mar55 NBC
Written by Jack Robinson
Directed by Jack Webb
cast:
Nesdon Booth ....... George Cabot
Louise Lorimer ..... Carol Lawrence
Georgia Ellis ...... Ethel Cabot
Roy Darmour ........ Dave
Henry Corden ....... Arnold Leffer
Howard Culver ...... Jack Bishoff
Synopsis:
Sgt Friday investigating the kidnapping of a woman,
suspects that her husband knows more than he is willing
to disclose.
(14Mar58 Granada tv UK)

4.30 [116] Dragnet: THE BIG NUMBER (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 24Mar55; OREG: LP4664.
24Mar55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Dorothy Adams ..... Mabel Hartford
Jonathan Hole ..... Clifton Allen
Douglas Kennedy ... Agent Tom Ashford
Ben Morris ........ Leon Gibson
Simon Scott ....... Anthony Field

4.31 [117] Dragnet: THE BIG MASK (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 31Mar55; OREG: LP4660.
31Mar55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Howard Culver
Sheridan Hall
Alan Harris
Bob Herron
Bert Holland
Max Palmer
Walter Sande
Herb Vigran

4.32 [118] Dragnet: THE BIG SUCKER (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 7Apr55; OREG: LP4547.
07Apr55
written by John Robinson
cast:
George Selk
Frank Gerstle
Art Gilmore
Louise Lorimer
Rankin Mansfield
Frank Marlowe

4.33 [119] Dragnet: THE BIG MUSTACHE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 14Apr55; OREG: LP5420.
14Apr55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson
cast:
Georgia Ellis ...... Georgia Ellis
Tom Daly ........... Harold Goodson
Howard Culver ...... Larry Jessup
Barbara Eiler ...... Hazel Ellsworth
Synopsis:
When an appliance store is held up, Joe and Frank question the
bookkeeper and a salesman and obtain a partial description of the suspect.
The following morning, the bookkeeper calls Friday to say that she can
identify one of the holdup men. [RF]

4.34 [120] Dragnet: THE BIG HEEL (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 21Apr55; OREG: LP4666.
21Apr55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson
cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Douglas Evans ..... Henry McCarron
Jimmy Ogg ......... Alec McCarron
James Stone ....... Homer Fallon
Rosemary Day ...... Waitress
Synopsis:
An unusual footprint leads Friday to the factory of a shoe
manufacturer. He gives the officer an important clue.

4.35 [121] Dragnet: THE BIG GONE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 28Apr55; OREG: LP4663.
28Apr55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson & Earl Schley
cast:
James Griffith .... Abner Stoset
Arlene Harris ..... Lillian Binney
Kenneth Harp ...... Uniformed Officer
Ted Bliss ......... Man
Synopsis:
A robbery victim shoots the two holdup men and feels that he has killed
one. A search for the "dead man" continues when the other suspect is found.

4.36 [122] Dragnet: THE BIG STUDENT (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 19May55; OREG: LP4787.
05May55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Malcolm Atterbury
Larry Hudson
Carolyn Jones
Martin Milner
Allene Roberts

4.37 [123] Dragnet: THE BIG WATCH (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 12May55; OREG: LP4665.
12May55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson
cast:
Henry Corden ...... Van Gordon
John Zaremba ...... Hobbs
Rhoda Williams .... Elizabeth Langley
David Holt ........ Mike Langley
Guy Hamilton ...... Herbert Langley
Ed Chandler ....... Sgt. Gaffney
Synopsis:
While working out of robbery division, Friday receives a call from an
informant about a man who is spending a great deal of money which he
can't account for. [RF]

4.38 [124] Dragnet: THE BIG DIG (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 19May55; OREG: LP5423.
19May55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson
cast:
Barbara Eiler ..... Karen Moffit
Robert Canto ...... Gordon Shane
Jack Haddock ...... Larry Sloan
Mel Ford .......... Jerry Childers
Mort Marshall ..... Leonard Pardy
Synopsis:
Sgt. Friday receives a call from a woman claiming her sister is
missing. The sister's husband is unable to furnish officers with additional
information, but a routine search of their home discloses bloodstains. [RF]

4.39 [125] Dragnet: THE BIG MUG (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 26May55; OREG: LP4788.
26May55 NBC Thurs 8pm ET
written by John Robinson
cast:
Harry Bartell ..... Sgt. Jim Austin
Dan Barton ........ David Kenny
Kate McKenna ...... Myra McFadden
Frank Marlowe ..... Benny Jessup
Harry Hines
Bill Page
William Vaughan
David Wolfson
Tony Barrett
Synopsis:
Joe and Frank use a decoy system to find the men responsible for a
series of strong-arm robberies. [RF]

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