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Starring Jack Webb
Season 5 (NBC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


################# Dragnet ##################
############# season 5 1955-56 ###############
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NBC Thursdays 9:00pm EST (fall 1955) /8:30pm EST (from Jan 1956)
39 episodes    

5.01 [126] Dragnet: THE BIG PIPE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 1Sep55; OREG: LP5414.
01Sep55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Virginia Gregg .... Minna Joyce
Dan Barton
Billy Idelson
Kurt Martell
Synopsis:
A young woman is beaten to death with a led pipe and left in an empty office. [RF]

5.02 [127] Dragnet: THE BIG CHET (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 8Sep55; OREG: LP5416.
08Sep55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Jeanne Baird
Paul Burke
James Dobson
Nancy Moore
Fay Morley
Simon Scott
Helen Van Tuyl

5.03 [128] Dragnet: THE BIG NO RAIN (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 15Sep55; OREG: LP5424.
15Sep55
written by John Robinson
cast:
George Brand
Vivi Janiss
Mitchell Lawrence
Celia Lovsky

5.04 [129] Dragnet: THE BIG LIFT (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 22Sep55; OREG: LP5417.
22Sep55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Dan Barton
Alan Harris
Kurt Martell
Marian Richman
Synopsis:
Working out of burglary division, Joe and Frank hunt for a thief who
has been robbing private homes. [RF]

5.05 [130] Dragnet: THE BIG CONFESSION (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 29Sep55; OREG: LP5418.
29Sep55
written by John Robinson
cast
Aaron Spelling ...... Bruce Marcus
Frances Bavier ...... Hazel Howard
Robert Crosson ...... Thomas Stanford
William Johnstone ... Arthur Stanford
June Whitley Taylor.. Alice Kenwood
Art Balinger
Wanda Barbour
Synopsis:
A man walks into the station and tells Friday that he wants to confess
to a murder, but the cops have a hard time varifying his story. [RF]

5.06 [131] Dragnet: THE BIG GAP (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 6Oct55; OREG: LP5419.
06Oct55
written by Frank Burt
cast
Peggy Webber ...... Peg Ruskin
Don 'Red' Barry ... Parker Cleaver
Roy Darmour
Mel Ford
Frank Gerstle
Jay Lawrence
Lillian Powell
James Stone

5.07 [132] Dragnet: THE BIG LOOK (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 13Oct55; OREG: LP5415.
13Oct55
written by John Robinson
cast:
John Alvin ............ Victor Nadel
Michael Ann Barrett ... Mrs. Madge Griffin
Jeanne Dean ........... Mrs. Milo Hudson
Walter Reed ........... Rudolf Mason
Synopsis:
A woman is dragged from her home and badly beaten by an unknown attacker.[RF]

5.08 [133] Dragnet: THE BIG GLASSES (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 20Oct55; OREG: LP5422.
20Oct55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Mike Armstrong
Edward Keane ...... Alfred Rudolph Shroder
Joyce McCluskey ... Ella Ryburn

5.09 [134] Dragnet: THE BIG BIRD (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 27Oct55; OREG: LP5498.
27Oct55 NBC Thurs
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Art Balinger ...... Captain Barnard
William Boyett .... Stanley Blushing
Jack Carol ........ Art Sward
George Chandler ... Forrest Simple
Sally Corner ...... Nellie Diver
Robert Crosson .... Sam Brighton
Paul Richards ..... Phillip Baruch
Howard Wendell .... Jasper Biggs
Synopsis:
A thug only robs pet stores and homes that have birds.

5.10 [135] Dragnet: THE BIG LAUGH (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 3Nov55; OREG: LP5499.
03Nov55 NBC Thurs
written by John Robinson
cast:
Ellen Hardies ..... Grace Terrance
Jane Burgess ...... Waitress
Jack Kruschen
Peggy Maley
Alan Reynolds
Synopsis:
Sgt. Friday investigates a case in which a man dupes elderly women into
believing he wants to marry them. He then borrows money from them
without bothering to return it. [RF]

5.11 [136] Dragnet: THE BIG SMOKE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 10Nov55; OREG: LP5500.
10Nov55 NBC Thurs
written by John Robinson
cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Richard Beach ..... George Roebuck
Barbara Eiler ..... Emily Hurley
Sheridan Hall ..... Hal Ford
Richard Garland
Ben Morris
Synopsis:
An elderly man has been murdered and his daughter so badly beaten she
is unable to give any identification. [RF]

5.12 [137] Dragnet: THE BIG BOUNCE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 17Nov55; OREG: LP5657.
17Nov55 NBC Thurs

Dragnet - The Big Bounce ( Part 1 of 3 )

Dragnet - The Big Bounce ( Part 2 of 3 )

Dragnet - The Big Bounce ( Part 3 of 3 )

written by Frank Burt
cast:
Jean Howell ....... Anita Neskett
Helen Van Tuyl .... Agnes Crimp
Dee Carroll
Jonathan Hole
Ralph Montgomery
Synopsis:
A forger is writing checks from a deceased man's account. [RF]

5.13 [138] Dragnet: THE BIG SHOT (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 24Nov55; OREG: LP5659.
24Nov55 NBC Thurs
written by John Robinson
cast:
William Vaughn .... Gilroy Seadon
Junius Matthews ... Clyde Hewitt
Sally Corner ...... Elvia Collins
James Stone ....... David Millford
Bill Idelson ...... Peter Evans
Hugh Williamson ... Neal Evans
Synopsis:
Friday and Smith are called in to investigate a night-club robbery. The
manager was killed during the foray. [RF]

5.14 [139] Dragnet: THE BIG LOCKER (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 1Dec55; OREG: LP5658.
01Dec55 NBC Thurs
written by John Robinson
cast:
Robert Emlin ...... Herb Nevin
Than Wyenn ........ James Fader
William Idelson ... Eugene Gaylen
Louise Lorimer .... Mrs. Carlton Hendricks
Jean Howell ....... Jill Maison
John Alvin ........ Steve Remsen
Synopsis:
In making a routing check, Friday books a man who tried to sell a $1000
ring for only $25 at a pawnshop. The suspect claims he found the ring,
but a robbery report sheds new light on the case. [RF]

5.15 [140] Dragnet: THE BIG NOTE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 5May55; OREG: LP4662.
08Dec55
written by John Robinson
cast:
Paul Burke
Peggy Maley
Simon Scott
William Tracy
Synopsis:
An anonymous note leads Friday and Smith to a group of teenage
drug users and their neglectful parents. [RF]

5.16 [141] Dragnet: THE BIG GENIUS (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 15Dec55; OREG: LP6330.
15Dec55
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Jeanne Dante
Jack Diamond
Tom Greenway
Alfred Linder

5.17 [142] Dragnet: THE BIG REMINISCE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 29Dec55; OREG: LP6329.
29Dec55 NBC Thur
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Mary Dean Moss
Monty Masters ..... (voice)
Synopsis:
During a quiet New Year's shift, Friday and Smith remember some
of their past cases and why it is they became cops. [RF]

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DRAGNET Moves to earlier time slot NBC Thursdays - 8:30 PM ET

A New look for the show with new sets for the LAPD & Friday's
girl friend Sharon Maxwell played by Marjie Millar makes her entry
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5.18 [143] Dragnet: THE BIG TOUR (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 05Jan56; OREG: LP6339.
05Jan56 NBC Thur
written by John Robinson & Frank Burt
cast:
Marjie Millar ..... Sharon Maxwell (entry)(recurring)
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker (recurring)
Dorothy Baker
Art Balinger
Marvin Bryan
Taylor Meason
John Mitchum
Wally Ruth
Note:
Marjie Millar appears in 4 episodes (#5.18 #5.20 #5.22 #5.24) as
Joe Friday's date, Sharon Maxwell, a Civil Service secretary who works
in the Record Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department.


5.19 [144] Dragnet: THE BIG SISTERS (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 12Jan56; OREG: LP6324.
12Jan56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Sarah Padden
John Beradino
Sally Corner
John Dako
Synopsis:
An elderly woman fakes a burglary report so she can get attention
from the police and the media. [RF]

5.20 [145] Dragnet: THE BIG RULING (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 19Jan56; OREG: LP6325.
19Jan56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Marjie Millar ..... Sharon Maxwell (recurring)
Monty Ash
Elsie Baker
Jack Finch
Sidney Gordon
Dennis McCarthy

5.21 [146] Dragnet: THE BIG FALL GUY (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 26Jan56; OREG: LP6326.
26Jan56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Marvin Press ...... Paul Claypool
Marjorie Stapp .... Norma Devereaux
John Dennis ....... Harvey Tilden
Paul Frees ........ James Brightstone
Frank Kreig ....... Customer
Synopsis:
Sgt. Friday seeks a man accused of robbing two stores, using only
a sealed envelope with instructions to hand over the money or else! [RF]

5.22 [147] Dragnet: THE BIG SET (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 2Feb56; OREG: LP6327.
02Feb56
written by John Robinson
cast:
Marjie Millar ..... Sharon Maxwell (recurring)
Stafford Repp
Bob Rose
Walter Sande
Lorna Thayer
Don Turner
Mary Dean Moss
Bill Justine
William Kendis
Synopsis:
A city councilman is beaten and robbed by two men outside a bar.
When he dies from his injuries, Friday and Smith feel pressure to
find the killers. [RF]

5.23 [148] Dragnet: THE BIG CHILD (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 9Feb56; OREG: LP6328.
09Feb56 NBC Thur
written by John Robinson
cast:
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Mary Jane Croft
Gail Kobe
Kay Stewart
Synopsis:
A two-year-old child after drinking bleach from under the sink.
Friday and Smith are unable to locate the mother for questioning. [RF]

5.24 [149] Dragnet: THE BIG SLUG (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 16Feb56; OREG: LP6340.
16Feb56 NBC Thur
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Marjie Millar ..... Sharon Maxwell (recurring)
Olan Soule ........ Ray Pinker
Harry Harvey
Noreen Nash
George Sawaya
Elmore Vincent
Don Warren
Mack Williams
Synopsis:
A liquor store owner is shot and killed during a botched robbery,
but police can find no trace of the fatal bullet. [RF]

5.25 [150] Dragnet: THE BIG DAUGHTER (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 2Feb56; OREG: LP6341.
23Feb56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Rodney Bell
Dennis Cross
Ruta Lee
Natalie Masters
Gil Rankin

5.26 [151] Dragnet: THE BIG NO SUICIDE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 1Mar56; OREG: LP6438.
01Mar56 NBC Thur
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Jefferson Searles .... Arthur Rockdale
Mary Carroll ......... Hazel Lupton
Louise Lewis ......... Nora Rockdale
Mark Scott ........... Brindle
Gary Hunley
Kim Charney
Ralph Neff
Don Ross
Nora Bush
Synopsis:
Sgt. Friday gets a distress call. A former mental patient is
threatening to take his own life and the lives of his children. [RF]

5.27 [152] Dragnet: THE BIG SIEGE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 8Mar56; OREG: LP6437.
08Mar56 NBC Thurs
written by John Robinson
cast:
Maxine Cooper ..... Vicki West
Chuck Webster ..... Lt. Jokish
Richard Norris .... Sgt. Hatch
Don Devlin
Douglas Kennedy
Teri Robin
Don Warren
Synopsis:
A guard is killed during a bank robbery and Friday follows the trail
of the suspect to a home where the thief is holding a housewife as hostage. [RF]

5.28 [153] Dragnet: THE BIG MAMA (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 15Mar56; OREG: LP6436.
15Mar56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Barbara Bestar
Claudia Bryar
Stanley Farrar
Karen Steele
Yvonne White

5.29 [154] Dragnet: THE BIG REVISION (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 22Mar56; OREG: LP6588.
22Mar56
written by John Robinson
cast:
Art Balinger
Gordon Clark
Sam Gilman
Steve Masino
Les Mitchel
Helen Walker
Doug Wilson
Synopsis:
Friday and Smith hit a blank wall when a burglary suspect refuses
to admit where he hid his stash. [RF]

5.30 [155] Dragnet: THE BIG EX-BLONDE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 29Mar56; OREG: LP6583.
29Mar56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Maxine Cooper ..... Vicky West
Art Gilmore
Jil Jarmyn
Monty Masters
Michael O'Connell
Charles Watts
Synopsis:
Sgt. Friday poses as a prospective buyer in order to track down two
brothers who pose as real-estate agents and then disappear with other
people's money. [RF]

5.31 [156] Dragnet: THE BIG BOBO (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 5Apr56; OREG: LP6589.
05Apr56 NBC Thurs (rebroadcast 05Jul56)
written by John Robinson
cast:
Carol Veazie ...... Minnie Farwell
Sid Clute ......... Vince Elkhart
Scott Douglas ..... Sgt. James Sorvell
Jacquelyn Park
John Stephenson
Synopsis:
A police officer has the same name and matches the description of a
policeman who has accepted a bribe. But he denies any knowledge of the
crime. [RF]

5.32 [157] Dragnet: THE BIG RUSH (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. (copyright ODAT: 12Apr56; OREG: LP6585)
12Apr56 NBC Thur
written by John Robinson
cast:
Mark Lowell ......... Nick Lamas
Joe Mell ............ Hector
Paul Brinegar ....... Angie Hartley
Jack Pickard ........ Police Sergeant
Jeanne Moody ........ Georgia Wells
Mitchell Kowall ..... Ronald Saba
Russell Trent ....... Alvin Jaggers
Synopsis 1:
Two bandits turn cop killer when they gun down an off-duty
policeman during a tavern hold-up. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Friday begins an investigation of two men who are terrorizing
cafes and bars in the downtown area of Los Angeles. [RF]

5.33 [158] Dragnet: THE BIG SETUP (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 19Apr56; OREG: LP6586.
19Apr56
written by John Robinson
cast:
Richard Benedict
Tommy Cook
Tony Rock
Julio Sebastian
Bob Wehling

5.34 [159] Dragnet: THE BIG DEAL (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 26Apr56; OREG: LP6584.
26Apr56
written by John Robinson
cast:
Katherine Barrett .. Mrs. Prescott
Eric Bond .......... Roger Grayson
George Cisar ....... Tad Whitney
Joseph Corey ....... Harry Larwill
Thomas Jackson ..... Joel Pennet
Dick Ryan .......... Wilbur Evanston

5.35 [160] Dragnet: THE BIG WISH (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 3May56; OREG: LP6587.
03May56
written by John Robinson & Frank Burt
cast:
Jonathan Haze
Kip King
Gloria Ann Simpson

5.36 [161] Dragnet: THE BIG HAT (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 10May56; OREG: LP6905
10May56
written by John Robinson
cast:
Bart Burns
Joe Forte
John Goddard
George Offerman
Charles Seel
Ralph Smiley

5.37 [162] Dragnet: THE BIG HOUSEMAID (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 17May56; OREG: LP6903.
17May56
written by Frank Burt
cast:
Mary Jane Croft
Grace Field
Jean Inness
Lenore Kingston
Joey Ray

5.38 [163] Dragnet: THE BIG GIFT (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 24May56; OREG: LP6904.
24May56
written by John Robinson & Frank Burt
cast:
Vance Skarstedt
Virginia Vincent
Dick Whittinghill .. Beetle Buckingham

5.39 [164] Dragnet: THE BIG SALVAGE (copyright title)
Sherry TV, Inc. ODAT: 31May56; OREG: LP6906.
31May56
written by John Robinson & Frank Burt
cast:
Cliff Arquette
Robert Christopher
Jeanne Dean
Claire DuBrey
Eddy King
Robert J. Nelson
Robert North

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

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

################# Dragnet ##################
############## end of season 5 ###############
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