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    Dragnet     19511959     available on [DVD]


February 14, 1952
Season 1, Episode 5

The Big Cast

Friday heads the interrogation of a suspect whom the police believe is responsible for at least a dozen murders.
May 8, 1952
Season 1, Episode 11

The Big September Man

A secretary is found beaten to death and there seems to be no real motive for the crime. Eventually, the trail leads to a fanatically religious former beau whom she rejected.
May 22, 1952
Season 1, Episode 12

The Big Phone Call

Investigating a jewelry store robbery, Friday discovers tape recorded evidence that the store owner hired someone to commit the robbery.
June 5, 1952
Season 1, Episode 13

The Big Casing

A man claims his wife killed herself right before his very eyes. Friday investigates and finds that the evidence suggests otherwise.
November 6, 1952
Season 2, Episode 4

The Big Seventeen

Teenage drug use is the theme of this episode as Friday and Smith investigate a group of teens who are using and selling dope.
December 18, 1952
Season 2, Episode 7

The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas

Tragedy ensues when a young boy is given a gun as a Christmas present.
January 1, 1953
Season 2, Episode 9

The Big Grandma

Friday goes after a corrupt officer who's on the take from a crime syndicate.
January 22, 1953
Season 2, Episode 11

The Big Show

An infant baby is found abandoned in a bus station.
March 12, 1953
Season 2, Episode 18

The Big Run

When a hit-and-run driver strikes down two elderly women, Friday and Smith are on the scene.
March 19, 1953
Season 2, Episode 19

The Big Break

A convict escapes from custody and is considered armed and dangerous. Friday and Smith are assigned to bring him in.
May 7, 1953
Season 2, Episode 26

The Big Frank

Friday goes after the man who shot his partner, Officer Smith.
May 21, 1953
Season 2, Episode 28

The Big Hands

Friday and Smith suspect a serial killer when a dead woman with a broken neck is discovered in a hotel room.
June 18, 1953
Season 2, Episode 32

The Big Barrette

A 21 year old woman is brutally murdered. Friday and Smith are on the case and find plenty of physical evidence but few actual clues.
September 24, 1953
Season 3, Episode 4

The Big Betty

Friday and Smith go after a gang of bunco artists who are selling defective watches.
November 12, 1953
Season 3, Episode 11

The Big Will

A wealthy man is murdered. Was the culprit one of his heirs?
December 17, 1953
Season 3, Episode 16

The Big Thief

A robbery gang is preying on Los Angeles are physicians. Friday and Smith attempt to bring the robberies to an end.
December 24, 1953
Season 3, Episode 17

The Big Little Jesus

A statue of the Baby Jesus is stolen from a church and Friday and Smith must find it before Christmas morning services.
January 7, 1954
Season 3, Episode 19

The Big Trunk

Three winos are the chief suspects in the murder of a woman who was found dead in a motel room tied to a chair.
January 21, 1954
Season 3, Episode 21

The Big Boys

The police stakeout a hotel lobby awaiting the arrival of four juvenile armed robbers and must deal with an inebriated desk clerk.
February 11, 1954
Season 3, Episode 24

The Big Children

Friday and Smith charge a mother with neglecting her three children after they are found abandoned, dirty, and hungry.
March 4, 1954
Season 3, Episode 27

The Big Winchester

An elderly man apparently committed suicide by shooting himself with a rifle but Friday and Smith soon discover that it was actually a homicide.
March 11, 1954
Season 3, Episode 28

The Big Shoplift

On shoplifting detail, Friday and Smith apprehend the culprit--a wealthy housewife who's a kleptomaniac.
March 18, 1954
Season 3, Episode 29

The Big Hit-Run Killer

A woman and her grandson are run over by a bakery truck but the driver has an ironclad alibi.
April 1, 1954
Season 3, Episode 31

The Big Girl

Friday and Smith go after a pistol packin' mama who's on a robbery rampage.
April 22, 1954
Season 3, Episode 34

The Big Frame

When a dead body is discovered lying in the gutter, the only clue is a pair of skid marks discovered nearby.
May 27, 1954
Season 3, Episode 39

The Big False Make

After a store manager identifies a robbery suspect, Friday and Smith think he might have identified the wrong man.
August 26, 1954
Season 4, Episode 1

The Big Producer

Friday and Smith discover that a man calling himself a Hollywood producer not what he claims.
September 2, 1954
Season 4, Episode 2

The Big Fraud

Con artists posing as policemen are victimizing out of town businessmen at a swanky hotel.
September 9, 1954
Season 4, Episode 3

The Big Crime

Friday and Smith rush to the scene when four-year-old twin girls are abducted from a city park.
September 16, 1954
Season 4, Episode 4

The Big Pair

A burglar robs the residence of an old man and his granddaughter leaving them penniless and hungry.
October 14, 1954
Season 4, Episode 8

The Big Bar

Friday and Smith are on the trail of an armed robber who likes to shoot bartenders. Clues are slim except for the fact that he likes to drink Scotch and listen to a certain song on the jukebox.
October 21, 1954
Season 4, Episode 9

The Big Present

Friday and Smith are looking for a burglar who leaves a milk bottle at the scence of the crime. They suspect a juvenile might be involved.
November 11, 1954
Season 4, Episode 12

The Big New Year

On New Year's Eve, Friday and Smith have a busy evening.
September 22, 1955
Season 5, Episode 4

The Big Lift

Friday and Smith try to crack a case involving a cat burglar but the leads are slim.
October 6, 1955
Season 5, Episode 6

The Big Gap

Friday and Smith go after a trio of con-artists after a business owner is swindled out of his life savings.
October 13, 1955
Season 5, Episode 7

The Big Look

Friday and Smith track down a home invasion robber. After picking up a suspicious real estate salesman, they get word that the real offender was caught elsewhere.
October 27, 1955
Season 5, Episode 9

The Big Bird

Friday goes after a robber who only steals from pet stores and homes that have pet birds.
November 17, 1955
Season 5, Episode 12

The Big Bounce

Friday and Smith go after a forger who's been using a dead man's account to write bad checks.
April 26, 1956
Season 5, Episode 34

The Big Deal

Assigned to bunco duty, Friday and Smith get on the trail of another con artist.
April 3, 1958
Season 7, Episode 27

The Big War

Friday and Smith try to stop a gang war and warn the mother of one of the gang leaders of trouble ahead, but she ignores the warning.
October 14, 1958
Season 8, Episode 4

The Big Oskar

A man steals worthless objects from a woman and gets Friday and Smith on his trail.



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