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Episode Guide

    • The Big Blank
      The Big Blank
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      11/21/57
      9.8
      A bunch of forged checks are popping up all over the city and it's up to Friday and Smith to catch the forger.
    • The Big Break
      The Big Break
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/19/53
      9.8
      Friday and Smith track down an escaped convict who is armed and dangerous.
    • The Big Escape
      The Big Escape
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      9/23/54
      9.8
      A case hits too close to home for Friday when his old army buddy robs a liquor store and shoots his partner. Friday believes his friend wants to go straight after doing time, but things get worse when his friend breaks jail.
    • The Big Bundle
      The Big Bundle
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      12/9/54
      9.7
      Friday goes under cover to bust a drug ring that is operating out of a high-class hotel.
    • The Big Prescription
      The Big Prescription
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      12/19/57
      9.7
      Mrs. Eileen Multon picks up the wrong prescription. Now it's up to Friday and Smith to find her before it's to late.
    • The Big Light
      The Big Light
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/26/53
      9.7
      Friday and Smith must decide between accident or murder when a crewman working on a movie set is killed by a falling light.
    • The Big Hands
      The Big Hands
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      5/21/53
      9.6
      Friday and Smith suspect a psycho killer when they find a woman with a broken neck in a hotel room.
    • The Big Kill
      The Big Kill
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/3/53
      9.6
      A cop is gunned down at home by a vengeful ex con. Friday must go under cover in prison to obtain a full confession.
    • The Big Hat
      The Big Hat
      Season 5 - Episode 36
      5/10/56
      9.6
      A young man is found hiding in an empty train car with the strangled body of an older woman next to him.
    • The Big Revision
      The Big Revision
      Season 5 - Episode 29
      3/22/56
      9.6
      Friday and Smith have a hard time getting a rubbery suspect to confess to his crimes.
    • The Big Will
      The Big Will
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      11/12/53
      9.6
      Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a rich man.
    • The Big Elevator
      The Big Elevator
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/9/52
      9.5
      Friday and Smith search for the person who left a dead woman in a hospital elevator.
    • The Big Irony
      The Big Irony
      Season 7 - Episode 39
      6/26/58
      9.5
      Friday and Smith investigate a murder-suicide of a husband and wife.
    • The Big Bar
      The Big Bar
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      10/14/54
      9.5
      Friday and Smith look for a killer who murders bartenders.
    • The Big Thief
      The Big Thief
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      12/17/53
      9.5
      Doctors making house calls are being targeted by armed robbers posing as man and wife.
    • The Big Setup
      The Big Setup
      Season 5 - Episode 33
      4/19/56
      9.5
      An informant tips off police to a shipment of heroin coming into the country. Friday goes under cover to bust open the ring.
    • The Big Pair
      The Big Pair
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      9/16/54
      9.5
      An old man and his granddaughter are burglarized, leaving them broke and starving.
    • The Big Winchester
      The Big Winchester
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      3/4/54
      9.4
      An elderly man appears to have killed himself with a rifle, but the cops soon learn that it was no accident.
    • The Big Look
      The Big Look
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      10/13/55
      9.4
      Friday and Smith are assigned to a case of a woman who was beaten outside her home.
    • The Big Casing
      The Big Casing
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      6/5/52
      9.4
      A man claims that his wife committed suicide right in front of him, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
    • The Big No Rain
      The Big No Rain
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/15/55
      9.4
      A middle-aged female is found unconscious, laying in a drain. Preliminary evidence points out that the lady may have been beaten and later thrown out of a moving vehicle with the aim of being killed. It is only after detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) bring in two suspects, one an abusive husband and the other a sexual marauder, that they get to learn the truth about the case.moreless
    • The Big Dream
      The Big Dream
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      10/29/53
      9.4
      Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a girl who came to Los Angeles with a dream of being an actress.
    • The Big Cast
      The Big Cast
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      2/14/52
      9.4
      The police interrogate a suspect whom they believe to have murdered more than a dozen men.
    • The Big Reminisce
      The Big Reminisce
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      12/29/55
      9.4
      Friday and Smith talk about some of there past cases during a slow New Year's Eve shift.
    • The Big Shot
      The Big Shot
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      11/24/55
      9.4
      A night club owner is shot down and there are no witnesses to the crime.
    • The Big Search
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/6/56
      9.4
      A distraught father reports that his teenage daughter is missing, and things look more bleak when her murdered pet is discovered in her room.
    • The Big Crime
      The Big Crime
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      9/9/54
      9.3
      Four year old twin girls are abducted from the local park.
    • The Big Sophomore
      The Big Sophomore
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/1/53
      9.3
      A teenage boy steals food for his starving family.
    • The Big Gap
      The Big Gap
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/6/55
      9.3
      Friday and Smith investigate a robbery report.
    • The Big Lease
      The Big Lease
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      5/14/53
      9.3
      The Big Lease from the show Dragnet is the 27th episode of season number 2. This episode revolves around the case of the apparent suicide of wealthy retiree Chester Dillon. Dillon had been terribly saddened by his wife's death, but this does not explain why he had recently made a large cash withdrawal from his bank account or why his charge account shows a number of recent purchases, all of them signed for by his deceased wife.moreless
    • The Big War
      The Big War
      Season 7 - Episode 28
      4/10/58
      9.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a report of a teen gang war in the middle of Los Angeles.
    • The Big Show
      The Big Show
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/22/53
      9.2
      A seven-week-old baby is found abandoned in a bus station.
    • The Big Producer
      The Big Producer
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      8/26/54
      9.2
      A man claims to be a big Hollywood producer, but Friday and Smith discover that he's merely the leader of a pornography ring.
    • The Big Ham
      The Big Ham
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      1/28/54
      9.2
      Friday and Smith investigate the suicide of a young girl.
    • The Big Watch
      The Big Watch
      Season 4 - Episode 37
      5/12/55
      9.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a man based on a tip from an informant.
    • The Big Bull
      The Big Bull
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/17/53
      9.2
      Smith takes a personal interest when a strong-arm bandit threatens his family if he doesn't back off the case.
    • The Big Handcuffs
      The Big Handcuffs
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      12/27/56
      9.2
      In this episode Friday and Smith must find a perpetrator who has a fetish with handcuffs. The detectives must use the only similarity they can find that links the crimes together: the victims being handcuffed to an object after they are robbed. Both Friday and Smith are determined to find the perpetrator using any means possible.moreless
    • The Big Seventeen
      The Big Seventeen
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/6/52
      9.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a group of teenagers who are using and selling drugs.
    • The Big September Man
      The Big September Man
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      5/8/52
      9.1
      A secretary is beaten to death and the search for the killer leads police to a religious fanatic.
    • The Big Trunk
      The Big Trunk
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      1/7/54
      9.1
      Friday and Smith investigate a woman found dead in her hotel room.
    • The Big Affair
      The Big Affair
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      11/25/54
      9.1
      Friday and Smith discover that the key to finding a hold-up artist lies in his married girlfriend.
    • The Big Cat
      The Big Cat
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/27/56
      9.1
      A circus man reports that a tiger escaped from his truck and is now on the loose in Los Angeles.
    • The Big Frank
      The Big Frank
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      5/7/53
      9.1
      While investigating a routine robbery with Friday, Smith suffers a critical gunshot wound. Sgt. Friday is out for vengence.
    • The Big Counterfeit
      The Big Counterfeit
      Season 8 - Episode 38
      8/16/59
      9.1
      A man impersonating a police officer is going to local businesses and asking for donations for the widows and orphans fund. Smith and Friday set out to stop the con man.
    • The Big Mask
      The Big Mask
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      3/31/55
      9.1
      A masked bandit is holding up supermarkets and the police are not able to catch him.
    • The Big Rip
      The Big Rip
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      2/20/58
      9.1
      A man accuses his son of stabbing him, but Friday and Smith find out that his son has an airtight alibi.
    • The Big TV
      The Big TV
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      2/3/55
      9.1
      A mother in-law calls missing persons claiming that her grandson and daughter in-law are missing.
    • The Big Dare
      The Big Dare
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      5/20/54
      9.1
      A single mother is stabbed to death in her home. The list of suspects includes her teenage son and her many boyfriends.
    • The Big Phone Call
      The Big Phone Call
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      5/22/52
      9.1
      Friday confronts a jeweler with tape recorded evidence that proves he hired someone to rob his own store.
    • The Big Rose
      The Big Rose
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/26/53
      9.1
      Friday and Smith are looking for a missing woman that left her three children with her sister.
    • The Big Fall Guy
      The Big Fall Guy
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      1/26/56
      9.0
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a robbery suspect that has robbed 2 stores.
    • The Big Office
      The Big Office
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      12/16/54
      9.0
      Friday and Smith are assigned to the business office, where they must deal with the paperwork on a busy weekend.
    • The Big Shoplift
      The Big Shoplift
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      3/11/54
      9.0
      Friday and Smith are surprised to find a wealthy house wife is a shoplifter, until they discover that she is a kleptomaniac.
    • The Big Grifter
      The Big Grifter
      Season 7 - Episode 38
      6/19/58
      8.9
      A con artist operating in the gentle swindle steals money from grieving relatives after their loved ones die.
    • The Big Rod
      The Big Rod
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      12/30/54
      8.9
      An expectant mother is run down and killed by two teenagers in a hot rod.
    • The Big Full Moon
      The Big Full Moon
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      12/26/57
      8.9
      The two detectives Friday (played by Jack Webb) and Smith (played by Ben Alexander) are on the hunt for a man who is suspected of staging a hold up. A tip off takes them to a cocktail bar called the Full Moon. Will the man be deterred by the two detectives when they arrive?moreless
    • The Big Truck
      The Big Truck
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      3/28/57
      8.9
      Friday and Smith investigate the hit and run of a little girl.
    • The Big Appetite
      The Big Appetite
      Season 8 - Episode 35
      7/26/59
      8.9
      The Gourmet Bandit's curious modus operandi is to rob high-class restaurants -- after enjoying a sumptuous repast. Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) are hot on the heels of the greedy burglar. Roger Til, a recurring cast member, has a supporting role; Til appeared in many episodes of the black and white series as well as the color remake.moreless
    • The Big Poison
      The Big Poison
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      2/18/54
      8.9
      An elderly couple suddenly disappears from a fashionable neighborhood.
    • The Big Frame
      The Big Frame
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      4/22/54
      8.9
      A man's body is found in the gutter and the only clue is a pair of skid marks found nearby.
    • The Big License Plates
      The Big License Plates
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/14/57
      8.8
      Friday and Smith investigate a con involving fake license plates.
    • The Big Smoke
      The Big Smoke
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      11/10/55
      8.8
      An invalid woman and her elderly father are brutally beaten, the father fatally, and the trail leads police to a former handy man.
    • The Big Holdup
      The Big Holdup
      Season 8 - Episode 26
      3/24/59
      8.8
      A robber called "The Rattlesnake Bandit" takes pleasure in beating and shooting his victims after he takes their money.
    • The Big Mustache
      The Big Mustache
      Season 4 - Episode 33
      4/14/55
      8.8
      Friday and Smith investigate the robbery of an appliance store.
    • The Big Grandma
      The Big Grandma
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      1/8/53
      8.8
      An elderly woman is passing bad checks, but no one suspects her because she looks harmless.
    • The Big Lamp
      The Big Lamp
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      6/19/52
      8.8
      Friday and Jacobs are out to catch a safe burglar who has been on the loose for seven months.
    • The Big Yak
      The Big Yak
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/17/57
      8.8
      The Big Yak from the TV show Dragnet is the 4th episode of season number 7. Originally broadcast on October 17, 1957, this episode finds detectives Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) looking into a restaurant safe robbery. With their investigation going absolutely nowhere, the detectives catch a break when they receive a tip from a talkative older woman. This episode features guest star Jessalyn Fax, best known for her role in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock.moreless
    • The Big Dip
      The Big Dip
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      11/7/57
      8.8
      Friday and Smith investigate money being taken from a department stores registers with the help of store security.
    • The Big Bray
      The Big Bray
      Season 8 - Episode 32
      7/7/59
      8.8
      Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) are after a thief who has been robbing Los Angeles grocery stores under the guise of a salesman. To get their man, the pair must follow the lead of an eyewitness and his description of the robber's car. Radio announcer, Dudley Manlove, appears in this episode.moreless
    • The Big Organizer
      The Big Organizer
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      3/20/58
      8.8
      Friday and Smith are trying to bring down a street gang but are having a hard time getting to the top man known as The Organizer.
    • The Big Ruthie
      The Big Ruthie
      Season 7 - Episode 37
      6/12/58
      8.8
      A disgruntled ex-con helps Friday and Smith take down a forgery ring that has cashed thousands of dollars in forged payroll checks.
    • The Big Pipe
      The Big Pipe
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/19/55
      8.7
      Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a young woman who was beaten to death with a led pipe.
    • The Big Oskar
      The Big Oskar
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      10/14/58
      8.7
      Friday and Smith are on the hunt for a man that has stolen useless junk from a woman.
    • The Big Market
      The Big Market
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      6/4/53
      8.7
      Friday and Smith crack down on a pornography ring selling books and magazines at local schools.
    • The Big Girl
      The Big Girl
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      4/1/54
      8.7
      Friday and Smith hunt down the bandit queen; a tall, gorgeous woman who is on a rampage of robberies and shootings.
    • The Big Death
      The Big Death
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      1/17/52
      8.7
      Friday poses as a hired killer for a man who wants his wife dead.
    • The Big Mailman
      The Big Mailman
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      3/3/55
      8.7
      Friday and Smith go after a bandit who is robbing mailboxes and then trying to cash other people's checks.
    • The Big Shakedown
      The Big Shakedown
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/19/53
      8.7
      Friday is looking for a crooked cop.
    • The Big Soldier
      The Big Soldier
      Season 6 - Episode 33
      5/16/57
      8.7
      The Dragnet episode, "The Big Soldier" originally aired on May 16th, 1957. In the episode, detectives Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) investigate the death of a high school boy. The young man dies as the result of a prank that took place during a club initiation, and the detectives must discover whether the death was accidental or intentional.moreless
    • The Big Kid
      The Big Kid
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      9/30/54
      8.7
      Friday and Smith try to stop a gang shootout but they are to late and it has cost an 11 year old boy is life.
    • The Big Hit-Run Killer
      The Big Hit-Run Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      3/18/54
      8.7
      A woman and her grandson are run down by a bakery truck, but the driver has an airtight alibi.
    • The Big Barrette
      The Big Barrette
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      6/18/53
      8.7
      Friday and Smith search for the brutal killer of a 21-year-old woman.
    • The Big Jade
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      1/2/58
      8.7
      Friday and Smith investigate a series of jade robberies.
    • The Big Bird
      The Big Bird
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      10/27/55
      8.6
      Sgt. Friday investigates a robber who only targets pet stores and homes that have pet birds.
    • The Big Parrot
      The Big Parrot
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      3/13/52
      8.6
      A couple are robbed and murdered, along with their pet parrot. The killer uses a time bomb to start a fire and cover up his crime.
    • The Big Confession
      The Big Confession
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      9/29/55
      8.6
      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.
    • A Gun for Christmas
      A Gun for Christmas
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/18/52
      8.6
      Two small boys are missing, there are blood stains on the ground and a gun meant as a Christmas present is gone.
    • The Big Daughter
      The Big Daughter
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      2/23/56
      8.6
      Friday and Smith investigate a missing persons report.
    • The Big Bad Count
      The Big Bad Count
      Season 7 - Episode 29
      4/17/58
      8.6
      A conman is at large in the city of Los Angeles. He preys upon lonesome, middle-aged ladies. Posturing as "Count H. Bukary," he uses captivating speech to gain the trust and confidence of gullible women with the aim of stealing their money. Detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) are on his trail, and they finally catch him, as he was attempting to drug and steal from his latest victim.moreless
    • The Big Bill
      The Big Bill
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/29/56
      8.5
      Friday and Smith investigate reports of counterfeit money appearing all over the city.
    • The Big .38
      The Big .38
      Season 8 - Episode 37
      8/9/59
      8.5
      Cab drivers are being held up, but the descriptions given by the victims don't match.
    • The Big Doll
      The Big Doll
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      11/11/58
      8.5

      When divorcee Florence Dickson is found stabbed to death, her daughter doesn't seem to respond as Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith would expect. They're perturbed when the 16-year-old girl, Roberta, seems more focused on her collection of dolls than on her mother's death. Things take a darker turn when "graves" in the garden are found, containing mutilated dolls.

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    • The Big Waiter
      The Big Waiter
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      4/2/53
      8.5
      An immigrant is brutally beaten to death and the trail may lead to the victim's abused wife.
    • The Big False Make
      The Big False Make
      Season 3 - Episode 39
      5/27/54
      8.5
      A store manager identifies a robbery suspect, but Friday and Smith think that the suspect is the wrong man.
    • The Big Donation
      The Big Donation
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      12/30/58
      8.5
      Two con artists are selling phony magazines subscriptions to unsuspecting suckers.
    • The Big Betty
      The Big Betty
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      9/24/53
      8.5
      Friday and Smith track down a confidence ring who are selling defective watches.
    • The Big Hype
      The Big Hype
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      12/16/58
      8.5
      When a mother finds a syringe in her son's room, he confesses to using heroin. The Dragnet team try to obtain the name of his supplier but the lad isn't talking. Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) go undercover to get "just the facts" on the drug smugglers. Grace Albertson plays the concerned Mom.moreless
    • The Big Red
      The Big Red
      Season 8 - Episode 39
      8/23/59
      8.4
      Friday and Smith investigate a series of robberies. This is the final episode of the series.
    • The Big Deal
      The Big Deal
      Season 5 - Episode 34
      4/26/56
      8.4
      Friday and Smith are investigating a rash of car thefts. The stolen cars are then being sold with forged pink slips.
    • The Human Bomb
      The Human Bomb
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      12/16/51
      8.4
      A man walks into City hall carrying a live bomb. He threatens to blow up the building if his brother isn't released from jail.
    • The Big Convertable
      The Big Convertable
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      11/1/56
      8.4
      A man forges checks to keep himself and his wife in an expensive lifestyle, but he goes too far when he buys a slick convertable.
    • The Big Sorrow
      The Big Sorrow
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/25/52
      8.4
      Friday must cope with the sudden death of his partner as he and his new partner track a pair of escaped convicts.
    • The Big Cop
      The Big Cop
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      1/18/53
      8.4
      Friday has to catch a bad cop who has been dealing with the mob.
    • The Big Hobby
      The Big Hobby
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      3/13/58
      8.4
      The "Big Hobby" in this case is photography. The amateur photographer (played by Kip King) provides police detectives Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) with very useful information in their hunt for a dangerous fugitive. The hobbyist may have captured an image of the fugitive that could help the Dragnet team get their man.moreless
    • The Big Celebration
      The Big Celebration
      Season 6 - Episode 30
      4/25/57
      8.4
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a thief who's victims are attending weddings and funerals.
    • The Big Housemaid
      The Big Housemaid
      Season 5 - Episode 37
      5/17/56
      8.4
      Mrs. Vesper (Grace Field) is a good friend to Frank Smith (Ben Alexander), a police detective. She reports the theft of several items in her house by a housemaid she recently hired. Frank and his fellow detective Friday (Jack Webb), later discover that the housemaid was not only using a fake name, but also provided phony references in her resume. When she is finally caught, she gives very strange and bizarre reasons for her crimes.moreless
    • The Big Tattoo
      The Big Tattoo
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/15/56
      8.4
      Friday and Smith are looking for a robber with a unusual tattoo.
    • The Big Sisters
      The Big Sisters
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      1/12/56
      8.4
      Friday and Smith are sent to investigate a burglary report filed by an elderly only to find out that the report is a fake.
    • The Big Rush
      The Big Rush
      Season 5 - Episode 32
      4/12/56
      8.4
      Friday and Smith start an investigation of two men who killed an off duty policeman in a downtown Los Angeles bar.
    • The Big Sour
      The Big Sour
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      2/17/59
      8.4
      An elderly couple are beaten and robbed. The key to finding the bandits lies in a paper boy and an alert bartender.
    • The Big Lie
      The Big Lie
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      10/15/53
      8.4
      The Big Lie from the show Dragnet is the 7th episode of season number 3. In this episode, Edith Curtis (Virginia Brissac) contacts the police and calmly informs them that her son has been killed. Detectives Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) are puzzled by the woman's calm demeanor and embark on an investigation into her troubled past in an attempt to uncover the truth.moreless
    • The Big Lover
      The Big Lover
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      12/10/53
      8.4
      Friday and Smith investigate a con man that marries rich women just for there money.
    • The Big Fire
      The Big Fire
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      4/23/53
      8.4
      A land lord begins threatening his tenants so he can force them to move out of his building.
    • The Big Sucker
      The Big Sucker
      Season 4 - Episode 32
      4/7/55
      8.4
      A con artist is swindling jewelers using fake diamonds.
    • The Big Set
      The Big Set
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      2/2/56
      8.4
      A city councilman is beaten to death outside a bar and it's up to Friday and Smith to find his killer.
    • The Big Hate
      The Big Hate
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/12/53
      8.4
      Friday and Smith charge a man with the murder of his fiance, though he claims he's innocent.
    • The Big Match
      The Big Match
      Season 6 - Episode 28
      4/11/57
      8.4
      An auction house is held up and the only clue to the bandits lies in a dropped matchbook.
    • The Big Run
      The Big Run
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/12/53
      8.3
      Two elderly women are struck down by a hit-and-run driver.
    • The Big Safe
      The Big Safe
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/29/53
      8.3
      Friday and Smith are investigating a missing office safe.
    • The Big Ray
      The Big Ray
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      4/30/53
      8.3
      A man suddenly becomes ill and dies after eating his dinner at home.
    • The Big Key
      The Big Key
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      2/24/55
      8.3
      A woman's badly mutilated body is found in a churchyard on Christmas eve. The only clue is a key lying under her.
    • The Big Whiff
      The Big Whiff
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/15/53
      8.3
      A woman is murdered when she is given an overdose of chloroform.
    • The Big Dance
      The Big Dance
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      6/25/53
      8.3
      Friday and Smith are looking for two thugs that seem to have disappeared from the city.
    • The Big Beer
      The Big Beer
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/18/56
      8.3
      Clyde Matik, a night watchman, is found dead after being stubbed in a certain store warehouse. Matik's fellow workmate is certain that Bessie Rowan (Ann Doran), Matik's girlfriend, is guilty of the crime. However, Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb), take on a different trail to hunt down the killer after receiving evidence from the crime laboratory.moreless
    • The Big Want Ad
      The Big Want Ad
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      11/18/54
      8.3
      Friday and Smith investigate a man who is conning people by using the want ads.
    • The Big Glasses
      The Big Glasses
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      10/20/55
      8.3
      The wife to an elderly man, Alfred Shroder (Edward Keane), goes missing. Two detectives, Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb), are assigned the task of finding her. Even though Shroder claims that his spouse simply left town, Ella (Joyce McCluskey), his daughter, thinks otherwise and suspects him of having a hand in her mother's disappearance based on his past record of domestic violence.moreless
    • The Big Lilly
      The Big Lilly
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      11/26/53
      8.3
      Following an unknown tip, detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) investigate the death of a woman, Hazel Rockman. Her next-door neighbor and landlady offer contradictory and evasive evidence to her death, suggesting that she either took her own life or was murdered by her husband. Once the detectives establish the cause of Hazel's death, they must run against time to save her husband from committing suicide.moreless
    • The Big Test
      The Big Test
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      4/9/53
      8.3
      A young man reports that he was robbed by bandits on horseback while he was down in Mexico.
    • The Big Roll
      The Big Roll
      Season 8 - Episode 23
      2/24/59
      8.3
      For this episode Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) follow information obtained from a bartender who suspects that Kenneth Gorman has been kidnapped. Mr. Gorman has a habit of flashing a wad of cash in front of strangers when he has a few drinks under his belt. He has also been seen recently in the company of a flashy blonde with a rap sheet, a fact that his wife vehemently denies.moreless
    • The Big Little Jesus
      The Big Little Jesus
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      12/24/53
      8.3
      A statue of the Child Jesus is stolen from a church. Friday and Smith must find it before the paritioners miss it on Christmas morning.
    • The Big Malcolm
      The Big Malcolm
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      1/6/59
      8.3
      A gang of criminals are robbing all-night restaurants on the Dragnet team's beat but Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) are on the case. A victim gives them the lead they need -- serial numbers from some stolen banknotes. Look out for Ben Welden, seen here playing the heavy; this TV bruiser appeared frequently on the original Superman TV series.moreless
    • The Big Game
      The Big Game
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      2/21/57
      8.3
      Friday and Smith investigate another con ring.
    • The Big Lay-Out
      The Big Lay-Out
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      4/16/53
      8.3
      A friend of Friday's asks him for help when he discovers that his son has been using drugs, and may be selling them as well.
    • The Big Switch
      The Big Switch
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/10/57
      8.3
      In this episode Joe and Frank investigate a murder. They talk to the victim's wife and try to figure out any possible motives. With the help of information from the coroner and a revelation that there were some marriage troubles, Frank and Joe try to get the hard evidence they need to bring justice to the victim.moreless
    • The Big Border
      The Big Border
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      11/18/58
      8.3
      Friday and Smith must track a pair of escaped convicts across the Mexican border.
    • The Big Slug
      The Big Slug
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      2/16/56
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigate the fatal shooting of a liquor store owner.
    • The Big Saint
      The Big Saint
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      4/4/57
      8.2
      Friday and Smith try to prove that a salvage yard operator is using his business to fix up stolen cars.
    • The Big Steal
      The Big Steal
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      1/17/57
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a rash of burglaries.
    • The Big Cracker Box
      The Big Cracker Box
      Season 7 - Episode 34
      5/22/58
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a rash of supermarket robberies and the burglar's calling card is leaving crackers scattered all over the floor of the store.
    • The Big Net
      The Big Net
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/25/56
      8.2
      A group of police women act as decoys to draw a stick-up man out into the open.
    • The Big Father
      The Big Father
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/3/57
      8.2
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a burglar who breaks into houses in broad daylight.
    • The Big Chance
      The Big Chance
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      2/4/54
      8.2
      Signs point to foul play when a highway patrolman disappears from his car along a deserted road.
    • The Big Manikin
      The Big Manikin
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      1/24/57
      8.2
      A woman reports that her husband has failed to come home after going out with is business partner.
    • The Big Guilt
      The Big Guilt
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/5/53
      8.2
      A man is found dead in an alley and it up to Friday and Smith to find his killer and notify the man's wife.
    • The Big Howard
      The Big Howard
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      10/24/57
      8.2
      The Big Howard from the TV show Dragnet is the 5th episode of season number 7. Originally broadcast on October 24, 1957, in this episode Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) interrogate artist Paul Zavier (Hans Conried) after the rich widow who has been sponsoring him is murdered. Friday and Smith use all of their interview skills in an attempt to break d0wn Zavier and get him to confess.moreless
    • The Big Rescue
      The Big Rescue
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      1/6/55
      8.2
      A group of bandits arm themselves and break their comrades out of jail.
    • The Big Shock
      The Big Shock
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      1/20/55
      8.2
      Friday and Smith go after a burglar who plans to break into a bank through an underground tunnel.
    • The Big Odd
      The Big Odd
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/22/56
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a gabling racket.
    • The Big Missing
      The Big Missing
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      10/7/54
      8.2
      Friday and Smith are looking for a missing businessman.
    • The Big Fourth
      The Big Fourth
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      5/28/53
      8.2
      Friday and Smith work out of Central Receiving Hospital.
    • The Big Lesson
      The Big Lesson
      Season 6 - Episode 32
      5/9/57
      8.2
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of three masked men responsible for over thirty robberies.
    • The Big Actor
      The Big Actor
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      1/3/52
      8.2
      Friday and Romero track down a drug ring through a small-time television actor who is hooked on heroin.
    • The Big Close
      The Big Close
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      3/7/57
      8.2
      Friday and Smith reopen a closed case because a tip leads them to believe they have the wrong person.
    • The Big Ex-Blonde
      The Big Ex-Blonde
      Season 5 - Episode 30
      3/29/56
      8.2
      Friday goes undercover to catch brothers that steal people's money by posing as real-estate agents.
    • The Big Church
      The Big Church
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/5/53
      8.2
      A woman receives threatening letters from an unknown stalker.
    • The Big Misses
      The Big Misses
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/11/56
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigates a report from a wife that her husband is about to commit a crime.
    • The Big Family
      The Big Family
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      1/13/55
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigate a family that is pulling con jobs all over Los Angeles.
    • The Big Talk
      The Big Talk
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/13/56
      8.2
      A watch salesman reports that he was robbed by two men whom he drank with the night before.
    • The Big Tip
      The Big Tip
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      1/9/58
      8.2
      The Big Tip from the classice TV show Dragnet was originally broadcast on Janurary 9, 1958. The episode follow detectives Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) as they investigate a series of brazen jewel robberies. The investigation leads to the surveillance of the city's pawnshops. After the detectives catch a major suspect the robberies continue, leaving the case at a stand still until the suspect's brother comes forward and offers to cooperate. The episode features guest star Bill Brauer.moreless
    • The Big Gone
      The Big Gone
      Season 4 - Episode 35
      4/28/55
      8.2
      The owner of a flower shop kills a man who is trying to rob him, but the corpse mysteriously vanishes.
    • The Big Constitution
      The Big Constitution
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/26/57
      8.2
      Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) go after a group of teenage hoodlums who have dropped out of school, are dodging the draft and have turned to robbery to finance their goals. The group has decided to start their own country on a deserted island near the California coast, and they have penned their own constitution to get started. Friday gives a rousing patriotic speech in his efforts to dissuade the group from their actions.moreless
    • The Big Genius
      The Big Genius
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      12/15/55
      8.2
      Friday and Smith investigate what seems to be the perfect crime.
    • The Big Pug
      The Big Pug
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      4/15/54
      8.1
      An elderly woman is badly beaten and robbed while on her way to the bank. The trail leads to an ex prize fighter.
    • The Big Picture
      The Big Picture
      Season 8 - Episode 30
      4/21/59
      8.1
      A young girl commits suicide after she is tricked by a pair of movie talent scouts who are really operating a prostitution ring.
    • The Big Threat
      The Big Threat
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      5/13/54
      8.1
      A man is beaten and robbed, then the thieves intimidate him and his family so he'll refuse to testify against them.
    • The Big Love
      The Big Love
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      12/25/57
      8.1
      A man reports that his wife ran off with his little girl and the man she was having an affair with. The trail leads Friday and Smith to a suicide pact.
    • The Big Gent
      The Big Gent
      Season 7 - Episode 26
      3/27/58
      8.1
      An ex con called The Gentleman Bandit begins working again when he holds up a bank with two helpers.
    • The Big In-Laws
      The Big In-Laws
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      11/19/53
      8.1
      Friday and Smith try to capture a ring of truck hijackers.
    • The Big Jukebox
      The Big Jukebox
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      11/4/58
      8.1
      Friday goes undercover as a bar owner in order to break up a illegal jukebox operation.
    • The Big Red Wagon
      The Big Red Wagon
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      12/12/57
      8.1
      The Big Red Wagon from the show Dragnet is the 7th episode of season number 12. Originally broadcast on December 12, 1957, the episode finds detectives Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) investigating a liquor store robbery involving the theft of several cases of valuable liquor. The detectives get a break when a young cop's girlfriend (Norma Ward) contacts them and reveals that a friend of hers has approached her with a lucrative business opportunity involving several cases of booze. The episode guest stars radio announcer Dudley Manlove.moreless
    • The Big Building
      The Big Building
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/5/53
      8.1
      A prominent dentist denies that his wife is missing, but Friday and Smith can find no trace of her.
    • The Big Eavesdrop
      The Big Eavesdrop
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      12/31/53
      8.1
      Friday and Smith overhear a suspicious conversation while on a coffee break in a diner.
    • The Big Tie
      The Big Tie
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      3/14/57
      8.1
      Friday and Smith investigate the former employee of a tie manufacturing company.
    • The Big Heel
      The Big Heel
      Season 4 - Episode 34
      4/21/55
      8.1
      Friday and Smith use an unusual footprint to help solve a murder case.
    • The Big Bible
      The Big Bible
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      12/2/54
      8.0
      A man locks himself in his study and threatens suicide if his wife leaves him.
    • The Big Friend
      The Big Friend
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      6/11/53
      8.0
      Friday and Smith are torn between two suspects when a man reports that his wife has been strangled.
    • The Big Carnation
      The Big Carnation
      Season 8 - Episode 31
      4/28/59
      8.0
      A vacationing couple are the victims of a thief who targets guests in hotels. The two detectives Friday (played by Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) only have one clue to help them - a carnation is left behind by the thief at every crime. Two character roles feature from Benny Rubin and Arlene Harris.moreless
    • The Big Coins
      The Big Coins
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      2/28/57
      8.0
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a robber/arsonist that takes nothing of value and then sets the house on fire.
    • The Big Cry Baby
      The Big Cry Baby
      Season 6 - Episode 31
      5/2/57
      8.0
      The Big Cry Baby from the TV show Dragnet is the 31st episode of season number 6. Originally broadcast on May 2, 1957, this episode finds Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) investigating a series of robberies committed by a perpetrator who escapes capture by crying and getting his victims to feel sorry for him.moreless
    • The Big Bobo
      The Big Bobo
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      4/5/56
      8.0
      A police officer is suspended from duty when he is accused of taking a bribe in exchange for a prisoner's release.
    • The Big Lift
      The Big Lift
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      9/22/55
      7.9
      An organized gang of shoplifters is looting large department stores in the city.
    • The Big Mail
      The Big Mail
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      2/10/59
      7.9
      Friday works with a postal inspector to catch a gang using the mail to scam money from people.
    • The Big Make
      The Big Make
      Season 6 - Episode 34
      5/23/57
      7.9
      A bakery owner and his daughter are shot down during a robbery.
    • The Big Locker
      The Big Locker
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      12/1/55
      7.9
      Friday and Smith happen to catch a man trying to sell a stolen ring at a pawn shop.
    • The Big Green Monkey
      The Big Green Monkey
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      12/9/58
      7.9
      A woman reports her Jade collection stolen and it's up to Friday and Smith to find it.
    • The Big No Tooth
      The Big No Tooth
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      1/31/57
      7.9
      A bandit carrying a sawed-off shotgun is robbing hotels in the down town area.
    • The Big Customer
      The Big Customer
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      3/10/55
      7.9
      Friday and Smith investigate a man that is writing bad checks.
    • The Big Boys
      The Big Boys
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      1/21/54
      7.9
      The cops must stake out a hotel lobby and deal with a drunken desk clerk as they wait for four juvenile armed robbers to show up.
    • The Big Baby Face
      The Big Baby Face
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      1/23/58
      7.9
      The Big Baby Face from the Show Dragnet is the 18th episode of season 7. Originally broadcast on January 23, 1958, this episode finds Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) investigating a series of bizarre crimes involving a thief who uses the same M.O. for every robbery. At their wit's end, the detectives catch a break when a set of fingerprints leads them to a suspect's wife.moreless
    • The Big Ruling
      The Big Ruling
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      1/19/56
      7.9
      Detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) are in search of a huge heroin shipment. They finally detain Sam Free (Sidney Gordon), an alleged dope pusher. Although the two detectives have strong incriminating evidence against Free, their case is thrown out by Dan Lauren (Dennis McCarthy), the deputy district attorney, because the detectives neither placed the suspect under arrest nor asked for legal permission to search him.moreless
    • The Big Plant
      The Big Plant
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      4/29/54
      7.9
      A woman disappears and her husband is the prime suspect, but Friday and Smith will have a hard time getting past his fierce guard dogs.
    • The Big Bounce
      The Big Bounce
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      11/17/55
      7.9
      A forger is using a dead man's account to write bad checks.
    • The Big Voice
      The Big Voice
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      10/28/58
      7.9
      Friday and Smith investigate a gang of thugs.
    • The Big Cup
      The Big Cup
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      3/21/57
      7.9
      A howling dog leads to the unearthing of the battered body of an old woman in her garden.
    • The Big Fake
      The Big Fake
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      10/22/53
      7.8
      A police rookie is accused of assaulting a citizen and stealing his money.
    • The Big Note
      The Big Note
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      12/8/55
      7.8
      Friday and Smith receive an anonymous note that leads them to a group of neglected and drug using teenagers.
    • The Big Underground
      The Big Underground
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      2/17/55
      7.8
      Friday and Smith use a stolen check as a lead to a series of used car lot robberies.
    • The Big Eyes
      The Big Eyes
      Season 7 - Episode 33
      5/15/58
      7.8
      A nurse's aide, Mary Bigler, witnesses a robbery and kidnapping, and detectives Friday and Smith catch the culprit. Bigler only recognizes the man's blue eyes, and defense attorney, Eric Potter, tries to discredit her testimony in court. This is a true-story dramatization, which Mary Bigler plays herself in the episode.
    • The Big Present
      The Big Present
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      10/21/54
      7.8
      For a while now, several stores from one neighborhood have been broken into and robbed from. Apparently, the thief only takes a few merchandise items and cash and leaves an empty bottle of milk at the scene. Finally, detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) catch the thief who turns out to be small-sized teenager with a deep "Napoleon" complex.moreless
    • The Big Star
      The Big Star
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      10/7/58
      7.8
      Friday and Smith investigate a robbery report.
    • The Big Speech
      The Big Speech
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      2/28/52
      7.8
      A doctor is beaten and robbed of prescription drugs.
    • The Big Salvage
      The Big Salvage
      Season 5 - Episode 39
      5/31/56
      7.8
      An episode summary is not available at this time.
    • The Big Bed
      The Big Bed
      Season 7 - Episode 36
      6/5/58
      7.8
      While searching the apartment of a missing man, Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) open a Murphy bed that's folded up against the wall. When they discover a body hidden in the bed, the case takes a grim turn. Fans of the show will recognize a number of regulars, including character actresses Claudia Bryar and Marjorie Stapp.moreless
    • The Big Honeymoon
      The Big Honeymoon
      Season 7 - Episode 32
      5/8/58
      7.8
      Friday and Smith are looking for a man who sells fake honeymoon trips to unsuspecting couples.
    • The Big Signet
      The Big Signet
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      1/27/59
      7.8
      Friday and Smith have to find a man selling forged passports and paperwork.
    • The Big Accident
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      2/3/59
      7.8
      An insurance adjuster files a report with Friday about possible fraudulent insurance claims.
    • The Big Squeeze
      The Big Squeeze
      Season 8 - Episode 29
      4/14/59
      7.8
      Friday investigates a robbery that is caused by a blackmail victim's refusal to pay.
    • The Big Drink
      The Big Drink
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      3/25/54
      7.8
      The Big Drink is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of Dragnet. A woman is found dead in an empty lot. The body is discovered to belong to the wife of Mr. Ellis (Claude Akins). Detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) take on the task to find the facts behind the death. Mr. Ellis drowns himself in liquor as a way to drink down his sorrow. However, this behavior soon lands him in trouble as a suspect of the tragedy.moreless
    • The Big Help
      The Big Help
      Season 6 - Episode 29
      4/18/57
      7.8
      Friday and Smith get a tip about a case from an unexpected place.
    • The Big Jump
      The Big Jump
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/11/52
      7.8
      A man stands upon the ledge of a tall building and threatens to jump to his death below.
    • The Big Number
      The Big Number
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      3/24/55
      7.8
      Friday and Smith Investigate a Bank Robbery. The suspect is found by a witness getting 3 numbers from his licence plate.
    • The Big Revolt
      The Big Revolt
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/10/53
      7.8
      A woman reports her husband missing and Friday and Smith are assigned to find him.
    • The Big Couple
      The Big Couple
      Season 8 - Episode 28
      4/7/59
      7.8
      Friday and Smith investigate a husband and wife con team that have a long criminal record.
    • The Big Name
      The Big Name
      Season 8 - Episode 27
      3/31/59
      7.8
      When a lunch counter proprieter is brutally stabbed, Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) go after the killer armed with a vital clue: a linoleum knife with a fingerprint-resistant taped handle. Star Trek fans should keep their eyes open for "Karlo Rozwadowski" -- played by a very young Leonard Nimoy.moreless
    • The Big Maria
      The Big Maria
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      12/23/58
      7.8

      Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith find their festive season taking a dark turn when the body of a young woman is discovered in the courtyard of a church. Witnesses report seeing her drinking heavily in the company of friends not long before her death. Clues lead the intrepid detectives to a likely suspect -- who proves too inebriated to resist.

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    • The Big Perfume Bottle
      The Big Perfume Bottle
      Season 7 - Episode 35
      5/29/58
      7.7
      A unique and costly perfume bottle is taken from an upscale home and it's up to Friday and Smith to get it back.
    • The Big Boot
      The Big Boot
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      2/13/58
      7.7
      Friday and Smith investigate a home invasion and there only clue is a boot print in the mud by a window.
    • The Big Siege
      The Big Siege
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      3/8/56
      7.7
      Police find themselves in a stand-off when an armed bank robber takes a woman hostage in her home.
    • The Big Skip
      The Big Skip
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      2/7/57
      7.7
      Friday (Jack Webb) and his partner Smith (Ben Alexander) end up with a strange case on their hands. One woman (Maria Turner) reports that she does not know the whereabouts of her husband. This does not seem too odd, but the plot thickens when another woman (Lyn Thomas) has a very similar report, leading Friday and Smith to suspect bigamy.moreless
    • The Big Starlet
      The Big Starlet
      Season 8 - Episode 25
      3/17/59
      7.7

      The body of a woman is discovered in a parked car, beaten to death. Friday and Smith suspect the woman's husband. He protests his innocence but his alibi doesn't satisfy the lawmen.

    • The Big Pack Rat
      The Big Pack Rat
      Season 7 - Episode 31
      5/1/58
      7.7
      Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) investigate a burglar with the eccentric habit of leaving small mementos as calling cards at the scene of each of his crimes. Regrettably, what he doesn't leave are fingerprints. The detectives are puzzled until a random photograph furnishes them with their first solid lead.moreless
    • The Big Evans
      The Big Evans
      Season 7 - Episode 30
      4/24/58
      7.7
      A man reports that a police officer blackmailed him for money and then beat him up, and he has the bruises to prove his story.
    • The Big Candy Box
      The Big Candy Box
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      10/3/57
      7.7
      An old woman reports to the police that all her lifelong savings have been stolen. The savings that she used to keep in a candy box have now been dishonestly replaced with old newspaper strips. As detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) attempt to catch the crook and retrieve the savings, they run into a number of disturbing contradictory clues.moreless
    • The Big Doctor
      The Big Doctor
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      1/20/59
      7.7
      Friday and Smith investigate a doctor making false insurance claims.
    • The Big Smart Girl
      The Big Smart Girl
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      1/13/59
      7.7
      A group of thieves are stealing valuable jewels and expensive furs in a fashionable area. Friday and Smith work out that all the victims of the thefts have been spotted at popular night clubs before having their property stolen. A young woman helps to solve the case, despite her history of frequenting with criminals.moreless
    • The Big Gangster (Part 1)
      The Big Gangster (Part 1)
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      10/28/54
      7.7
      An attempt is made on the life of a gang leader. Friday and Smith must find the shooters before his followers seek revenge.
    • The Big Button
      The Big Button
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      10/10/57
      7.7
      "The Big Button" has Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) looking into the disappearance of the wife of a young man who reports her missing. They immediately come to the correct conclusion that she has been murdered. One of the vital clues is a button from a navy pea jacket that has been found and which helps lead them to the villain. Brett King guest stars in this episode.moreless
    • The Big Mama
      The Big Mama
      Season 5 - Episode 28
      3/15/56
      7.7
      In this episode Friday and Smith search for a stockbroker gone missing with company records. What the detectives don't know is that the stockbroker, Henry Orleon, is up to no good and is behind a uranium stock swindle. Both Friday and Smith have to find the stockbroker, figure out his scheme and stop him in time.moreless
    • The Big Excuse
      The Big Excuse
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      2/27/58
      7.7
      An ambitious and clever group of thieves have taken to syphoning oil off and away from large storage tankers. These robberies are linked to a more complicated crime involving the haulage companies. To find and apprehend these criminals, detectives Friday and Smith take on an undercover role as two truck drivers.moreless
    • The Big Mattress
      The Big Mattress
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      4/8/54
      7.7
      Friday and Smith investigate a corrupt cop.
    • The Big Little Boy
      The Big Little Boy
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      10/21/58
      7.6
      Friday and Smith are looking for a missing child.
    • The Big Limp
      The Big Limp
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/8/56
      7.6
      A teenage boy under arrest admits to police that his brother is planning to rob a loan company.
    • The Big Dig
      The Big Dig
      Season 4 - Episode 38
      5/19/55
      7.6
      Friday and Smith are looking into a report of a missing woman that turns into a murder investigation.
    • The Big Tour
      The Big Tour
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      1/5/56
      7.6
      Detective Frank (Ben Alexander) gives his partner, Friday (Jack Webb), a tour through LAPD's new administration building. Frank elaborates how the building has been designed to provide both efficiency and comfort one of which includes heat-operated elevators. Friday gets a glimpse of the business offices, interrogation rooms, and forensic labs among others. The highlight of the episode is the introduction of Friday's on-and-off girlfriend.moreless
    • The Big Trio
      The Big Trio
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/20/52
      7.6
      Friday and Smith investigate three traffic accidents in one night.
    • The Big Gift
      The Big Gift
      Season 5 - Episode 38
      5/24/56
      7.6
      Myrna Hopkins (Virginia Vincent) is a great fan of Beetle Buckingham (Dick Whittinghill), a radio personality, whom she constantly communicates with through on-air phone calls. She sends him a stolen wristwatch as a present valued at $1,500. Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) are notified of the crime and they confront Myrna about it. Though she initially denies the crime, she later confesses to stealing the wristwatch and her reasons for doing so.moreless
    • The Big Pill
      The Big Pill
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/8/53
      7.6
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a gang that is robbing local drugstores.
    • The Big New Years
      The Big New Years
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      11/11/54
      7.6
      On New Years Eve, Friday and Smith are working out of Central Receiving Hospital.
    • The Big Stubby
      The Big Stubby
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      1/16/58
      7.6
      The Big Stubby from the classic show Dragnet premiered on January 16, 1958. The episode finds L.A. detectives Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) investigating a series of automobile accessory thefts. The detectives believe that a group of teenagers are behind the thefts, and almost as soon as they begin their investigation, a brash young punk shows up at the police station carrying stolen accessories and asking for a reward. The episode features guest star Howard Bert.moreless
    • The Big Thirteen
      The Big Thirteen
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      3/10/59
      7.6

      An elderly gentleman reports that his wallet, containing a large sum, has been lost. When the Dragnet team of Friday and Smith investigate, the wallet surfaces -- without the money; the supposed owner now disavows all knowledge of the item.

    • The Big White Rat
      The Big White Rat
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/3/53
      7.6
      Friday and Smith investigate the report of a drug ring.
    • The Big Knot
      The Big Knot
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      3/3/58
      7.6
      "Detectives Friday and Smith are hot on the case of a kidnapping. Tony Richman, a wealthy business magnate has been kidnapped and his wife has been asked for a ransom of $50,000 for his return. When Richman manages to escape the case takes an unexpected turn of events with many surprises along the way."moreless
    • The Big Lip
      The Big Lip
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      1/30/58
      7.6
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a hit and run driver.
    • The Big Blast
      The Big Blast
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      4/10/52
      7.6
      A divorced mother is killed in bed by a shotgun while her young boy sleeps beside her.
    • The Big Tease
      The Big Tease
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      11/28/57
      7.6
      The Big Tease from the show Dragnet is the 10th episode of season number 7. Originally broadcast on November 28, 1957, in this episode two farmer brothers, Otis and Marvin Spengler (Alvy Moore, Kevin Hagen) contact Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) claiming that their grandfather's life savings has been stolen by his 24-year-old stripper girlfriend. Features guest star Alvy Moore.moreless
    • The Big Check
      The Big Check
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      5/6/54
      7.6
      A check forger is victimizing small businessmen in a particular neighborhood.
    • The Big Tomato Cans
      The Big Tomato Cans
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      10/31/57
      7.6
      Friday and Smith head to a Los Angeles supermarket to investigate a robbery. The detectives soon discover that the crime was an inside job after the market's owners reveal that they kept all their cash in two empty tomato cans. Upon further investigation, Friday discovers that one of the owners is lying about who they know.moreless
    • The Big Operator
      The Big Operator
      Season 8 - Episode 36
      8/2/59
      7.5
      The body of a woman is discovered in a parked car, beaten to death. Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) suspect the woman's husband. He protests his innocence but his alibi doesn't satisfy the lawmen. Sharp-eyed fans of the original Batman series will recognize Stafford Rep, who also played Chief O'Hara.moreless
    • The Big Hot Rod
      The Big Hot Rod
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      12/2/58
      7.5
      Friday is on the hunt for a group of teens that are stealing sports cars.
    • The Big Children
      The Big Children
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      2/11/54
      7.5
      Three children are found abandoned, filthy and starving. Friday and Smith charge the mother with neglect.
    • The Big Fraud
      The Big Fraud
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/2/54
      7.5
      A group of con artists are posing as cops and victimizing out-of-town businessmen in fashionable hotels.
    • The Big Byron
      The Big Byron
      Season 8 - Episode 33
      7/12/59
      7.4
      Did someone really try to kill George Byron. Friday and Smith are on the case to find out.
    • The Big Trial
      The Big Trial
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      4/24/52
      7.4
      Friday testifies at the trial of a man accused of a hit-and-run, but the main witness against him suddenly disappears.
    • The Big Moody
      The Big Moody
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      3/27/52
      7.4
      Friday is assigned to investigate the murder of a rich man.
    • The Big Child
      The Big Child
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      2/9/56
      7.4
      A report of a 2 year old child drinking bleach sends Friday and Smith on a hunt to find the mother for questioning.
    • The Big Gangster (Part 2)
      The Big Gangster (Part 2)
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      11/4/54
      7.3
      Friday and Smith must find the men who murdered a gang boss before an open gang war starts.
    • The Big Tar Baby
      The Big Tar Baby
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      3/17/55
      7.3
      A bartender's wife is kidnapped, beaten and rolled in hot tar.
    • The Big Screen
      The Big Screen
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      1/27/55
      7.3
      Friday and Smith team up with a newspaper reporter so they can investigate television repairmen who may be overcharging their customers.
    • The Big Beating
      The Big Beating
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      9/23/58
      7.3
      Friday and Smith investigate a report of a man hitting his wife.
    • The Big Sweet Annie
      The Big Sweet Annie
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      9/30/58
      7.3
      Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Officer Frank Smith have to watch out for sweet Annie.
    • The Big No Suicide
      The Big No Suicide
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      3/1/56
      7.3
      Friday gets a call from a former mental patient that is threatening to kill himself and his family.
    • The Big Fin
      The Big Fin
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      2/14/57
      7.2
      A tourist leaves her purse in the back of a cab and it's up to Friday and Smith to track it down.
    • The Big Wish
      The Big Wish
      Season 5 - Episode 35
      5/3/56
      7.2
      A teenage boy turns himself in and confesses to being an addict, but he refuses to give up the names of his friends who supplied him.
    • The Big Infant
      The Big Infant
      Season 8 - Episode 34
      7/19/59
      7.2
      Friday and Smith track down a missing baby.
    • The Big Imposter
      The Big Imposter
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      12/4/52
      7.2
      A missing young boy is found and returned to his grandfather, but the case gets complicated when the grandfather suspects that the boy is not his own grandson.
    • The Big Student
      The Big Student
      Season 4 - Episode 36
      5/5/55
      7.2
      Friday and Smith are on the trail of a bunch of teenagers selling fake magazine subscriptions.
    • The Big Youngster
      The Big Youngster
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      1/14/54
      7.2
      Friday and Smith catch a boy who has been vandalising private property, but they discover that the boy's problems begin at home.
    • The Big Mug
      The Big Mug
      Season 4 - Episode 39
      5/26/55
      7.1
      Two hold-up men are robbing and beating pedestrians in the down town area.
    • The Big Wardrobe
      The Big Wardrobe
      Season 7 - Episode 27
      4/3/58
      7.1
      Friday and Smith track a man writing bad checks for expensive clothes and then sells the clothes for a profit.
    • The Big Quack
      The Big Quack
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      2/25/54
      7.1
      A man posing as a doctor burgles the house of a woman who is mentally disturbed.
    • The Big Doting Mother
      The Big Doting Mother
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/20/56
      7.0
      The Big Doting Mother from the show Dragnet is the 12th episode of season number 6. Orginally broadcast on Decemeber 20, 1956, the episode finds Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) investigating the kidnapping of a divorced mother's baby. It turns out that the baby has been taken be the divorced mother's ex-husband's new wife, who believes that she is more fit to raise the child.moreless
    • The Big Chet
      The Big Chet
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/8/55
      6.5
      Eleven unresolved robbery cases have taken place in past three consecutive months. The thieves habitually target supermarkets and jewelry stores and leave behind very few clues to who they are. Following a tip given by a transformed convict, detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) begin searching for two suspects, Chet and Vince, which turns out to be harder than they anticipated.moreless
    • The Big Laugh
      The Big Laugh
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/3/55
      6.5
      A con man makes lonely women fall for his charms, then steals their money and disappears.
    • The Big Mother
      The Big Mother
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      1/31/52
      6.2
      A new-born baby is stolen from a hospital nursery and the trail leads the police to a deranged mother.
    • The Big Dog
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      2/10/55
      5.1
      An old man sits on his front porch with a shotgun, threatening to kill the man who poisoned his dog.
    • The Big Nazi
      The Big Nazi
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      11/25/58
      5.0
      Friday goes undercover to catch a racist murderer.
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