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Dragnet & Gang Busters [2 DVDs] #601
This two-DVD set offers three
episodes of "Dragnet", starring
Jack Webb and Ben Alexander,
and three episodes from Philips
H. Lord's "Gangbusters", featuring
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Dragnet & Gang Busters
"The story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent." In the late 1940s, Jack Webb created
, a straightforward, non-nonsense documentary style look at crime in the big city. First aired on NBC Radio, the series quickly became a massive hit and, in 1952, Webb brought it to television. One of the earliest and longest running police dramas, "Dragnet" quickly became a regular viewing habit for millions of American families each week. This set includes three episodes originally aired in 1952 and 1953:
The Big 17
Mounting tension and crime among local youths leads Sergeants Friday and Smith (Ben Alexander) to a narcotics ring run by a local teenager.
The Big Girl
The detectives try to track down a tall, beautiful woman who has been terrorizing the city by robbing men, beating them up and in some cases shooting them. Their job is made more difficult by the fact that there are many inconsistencies in the victims' reports.
The Big Bank Robber
A man successfully holds up a bank, and the inept security guard is blamed.
Based on real cases from police and FBI files,
first aired on NBC in 1952, alternating weeks with "Dragnet". This crime series sprang from the successful radio series that ran from 1936-1957 and featured narration by Phillips H. Lord and Chester Morris. In this collection, you'll enjoy three broadcasts from 1952:
The Burl Case
A famous jewel thief with a knack for escape goes on the prowl in Seattle, Washington.
The Alvin Karpis Story
Alvin Karpis rose to infamy with Ma Barker's gang and was wanted from coast to coast for several robberies and murders.
The Old Trapper, with special guest star John Carradine
A local warden is murdered during an attempt to arrest a man named Duncan, a local hermit who has been accused by harassing his neighbors.
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2-Disc Set - Black & White
Approximate Running Time: 140 minutes
Full Frame - 1:33
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