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  • The Strippers

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    S 3 : Ep 21 - 2/16/80

    Jon and Ponch attempt to trap a gang of car strippers plus bring an end to a drug smuggling operation that uses cargo drops from the air. Ponch and Jon clash with the FBI, who are also tracking the drug smugglers.moreless
  • Eyewitness

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    S 4 : Ep 23 - 3/8/72

    A 6 year old boy is apparently abducted while walking home from school. Malloy immediately notices evidence of a crime upon arriving at a barking dog call. A nearly-blind elderly woman claims she saw a man and boy covered in blood enter a taxi cab. A woman becomes fed up with her husband watching football. Students pull a creative prank on a professor who teaches a class on miniaturization. The search for two armed robbery suspects ends with a shootout inside a busy train depot.

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  • Log 85 -- Sign Of The Twins

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/26/70

    The investigation of a convenience store hold up is complicated by a wounded officer and an uncooperative victim. A woman is reported to be operating an illegal astrology service from her home. A pharmacist reports on a thirteen year old boy in possession of a powerful narcotic.

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  • D.H.Q. - The Victims

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    S 4 : Ep 26 - 4/16/70

    Friday and Gannon are working the night watch out of the Detective Headquarters, Field Investigative Section on this, the last, episode of Dragnet. They show us and a new cop the importance of field officers and help us feel the pain of the victims and their friends. The plot lines include two robbery murders, a purse snatching, and the robbery of a man who lost all the money he had in the world. Gannon show us how large and tender his heart is for his fellow man.

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  • Log 144: Bank Robbery

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    S 2 : Ep 24 - 4/11/70

    Malloy and Reed are in for a rude awakening when they report to the home of a former professional wrestler on a domestic abuse call. An apartment robbery investigation changes focus when one of the suspects is found dead. The owner of a stolen car spots parts from it on another car. Bank robbery suspects engage in a shootout during their escape.

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  • Missing Persons - The Body

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    S 4 : Ep 20 - 3/5/70

    Friday and Gannon spend this episode trying to track down the identity of Jane Doe #37. A ring is about all they have to go on.
  • Burglary - The Son

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    S 4 : Ep 16 - 2/5/70

    Friday and Gannon track goods stolen from an upper middle class home through several sources (pawn shop, narcotic users & sellers) to find the burglar.
  • Diagnosis: Fear

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 12/30/69

    A basketball player, told by Dr. Welby that he must have knee surgery, goes to a faith healer instead.
  • Burglary Auto - Juvenile Genius

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    S 4 : Ep 11 - 12/4/69

    No one, not even Friday and Gannon, could have predicted the identities of sophisticated serial burglars who are finally caught in the act during a stakeout after repeatedly geting away without tripping security systems or leaving any meaningful clues.moreless
  • Bunco Forgery - Parolee

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    S 4 : Ep 10 - 11/27/69

    Friday and Gannon retrace a 14-year-old investigation to determine whether charges can be brought against a man up for parole.
  • D.H.Q. - Missing Person

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    S 4 : Ep 8 - 11/13/69

    A local high school reports a missing student called to the vice principle office to receive an honor. She had not missed any days of school or been late, which worries the vice principle. She calls the police, who in turn have Friday and Gannon visit her. The case takes Friday and Gannon to a fashion salon, apartment complex, a friend's home, optometrist's office, restaurant, a psychiatrist's office, and finally to the home of the missing person's Mother.moreless
  • The Chocolate Bar War

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/20/69

    Doris and her boss attend a dinner party given by an important businessman. The man's wife just happened to battle Doris over the sale of scout candy.
  • Juvenile - DR-32

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    S 3 : Ep 24 - 3/27/69

    Friday and Gannon get help from the statewide services of the California Highway Patrol in searching for two dogs which have bitten a child. The child is allergic to anti-rabies serum.
  • Frauds - DR-28

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    S 3 : Ep 19 - 2/20/69

    A computer puts Sgt. Friday and Officer Gannon on the trail of an embezzlement ring.
  • Double-Cross

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 12/8/68

    An amnesiac Fitzhugh falls in with two giant thieves and becomes their willing accomplice.
  • Narcotics - DR-16

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 12/5/68

    A typical Jack Webb propaganda episode on drugs with truth and some exaggerations. Opening with a teenage boy on a bad LSD trip, a local business man presents a great idea to Friday, Gannon, and their Captain. Equip, encourage, and assist teenagers in selling the other side of the drug trade -- not using. The episode shows the start of a new real life organization called Smarteen with thousands of California teenage members.moreless
  • Public Affairs - DR-14

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 11/28/68

    Friday and Gannon work with store owners to stop crime in the area.
  • Log 1: The Impossible Mission

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/21/68

    After his young partner is killed in the line of duty, L.A.P.D. patrol officer Pete Malloy has made a tough decision. He plans on quitting the force at the end of this night's shift. But his superior has one last assignment for Malloy before he leaves; take out rookie officer Jim Reed on his first full night of duty on the streets.moreless
  • The Big Departure

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    S 2 : Ep 25 - 3/7/68

    Petty theft from drug and hardware stores leads to a group of four teens who are determined to start their own nation on a remote island off the California coast.
  • The Big Shooting

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/30/67

    An officer investigating a nearby liquor store robbery takes a shotgun blast to the abdomen at point blank range by one of two men in a parked car. Friday and Gannon's investigation goes nowhere for three months until an informant requests to meet Joe at the middle of the football field in Los Angeles Coliseum.

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  • The Big Bank Examiner Swindle

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 2/23/67

    Two con men, posing as bank examiners, are bilking the elderly out of their life savings.

  • Parson Comes to Town

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    S 11 : Ep 31 - 4/30/66

    After Asa Longworth comes to Dodge City dressed in Preacher's clothes (the clothes belong to the Preacher that Asa killed) everybody thinks he has come to hold a sermon. He later tells everybody that he is in Dodge to watch someone die. Asa tells Matt the clothes belong to his twin brother. Matt asks for the name of the person who killed Asa's twin brother & the town where the killing took place. Dougherty tells Matt he saw Asa in Garden City last week but didn't use a gun to kill anyone!moreless
  • Treasure of John Walking Fox

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    S 11 : Ep 29 - 4/16/66

    Jacob Beamus and his good Comanche friend, John Walking Fox, are bringing a load of buffalo pelts into Dodge. Gainer, Holtz and Banjo, three morally bankrupt saddle tramps, try to force their way into staying at their camp and are invited to leave. When the three see Jacob and John Walking Fox coming into Dodge they give them some more trouble. They manage to get to Aaron Tigue's trading store, where an argument takes place between Jacob and Aaron over the previously promised price of the pelts, and Jacob is killed. John Walking Fox pays Percy Crump, Dodge City's undertaker, for a funeral and headstone for Jacob with a '49er' $50 gold piece, a rare coin minted once by a California bank. It seems that the old coin shipment of $100,000 was lost between Pueblo, Colorado and Dodge City, Kansas in 1850. When he then pays for a hotel room with another coin, Tigue and the saddle tramps are convinced that the Indian knows where the rest of the coins are buried. It turns out that John Walking Fox is the better manipulator of the bunch.moreless
  • Sanctuary

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    S 11 : Ep 23 - 2/26/66

    Paul Wiley and his gang get into a shootout with Matt and some of the townsfolk after robbing the bank in Dodge. During the shootout Mrs. Ayers and her young boy are shot down in the street. Wounded in the leg, Wiley ducks into the church. He finds Rev. Porter, his fiancée Phyllis, and Mrs. Howell there and sends Phyllis for a doctor. Matt sends posses out in a couple directions because the gang scattered. Festus figures out that Wiley may have doubled back towards Dodge. He sends his posse on while he and Thad head back for town. Doc tells Wiley he needs special instruments from his office to extract the bullet. Reluctantly, Wiley let's him go. Doc's forced into telling Festus about Wiley and is overheard by local citizen Baker, who then tells Mr. Ayers that the man responsible for wounding his wife and son is in the church. Ayers, Baker and a moderate crowd decide to go get Wiley. Festus and Doc try to stop them, but it's a bullet fired from Wiley's pistol into Baker's leg that dissuades them. When Matt gets back to Dodge, after apprehending most of the gang, he agrees to Wiley's demands of delivering two horses in front of the church at sun-up. Wiley says he'll let his hostage go once he's twenty miles out of Dodge.moreless
  • Death Watch

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    S 11 : Ep 16 - 1/8/66

    Holly and Walker, two bounty hunters, come across a dead sheriff and his prisoner. The prisoner, John Drago, is still alive, but badly injured from his horse throwing him. Holly finds a wanted poster in the sheriff's pocket indicating the reward for Drago, dead or alive, from the Mexican authorities is thirty-thousand dollars. They take Drago into Dodge for medical treatment. Doc and Matt insist on keeping Drago under guard in a hotel room until he's fit to ride. Local farmer Austin Boyle's wife is under Doc's care because she's having a difficult time carrying her baby and, knowing he could use the money, Festus suggests that Matt hire him as a guard. A Kansas City Beacon Newspaper reporter, George Flint, is in town and keeps stirring up trouble between the bounty hunters and Matt to create an interesting story. Flint eventually plants the idea in the bounty hunter's minds to offer Boyle three-thousand dollars to kill Drago so they can quickly get to Mexico and cash in on him. While Boyle is thinking things over the situation takes an unexpected turn.moreless
  • Breckinridge

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    S 10 : Ep 25 - 3/13/65

    A young Attorney gives Matt trouble when he questions every move Matt makes.
  • Chief Joseph

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    S 10 : Ep 19 - 1/30/65

    When three Nez Perce Indians show up in Dodge City, the entire town is thrown into an outraged uproar.
  • Shadow Play

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    S 2 : Ep 26 - 5/5/61

    Trapped in a recurring nightmare, a man tries to persuade those who are sentencing him to death that the whole scenario is not real.
  • The Case of the Perjured Parrot

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/20/58

    The courtroom action in this episode takes place at a coroner's inquest as a parrot holds the key to freeing suspect Ellen Sabin from blame in the murder of her husband.