Dragnet - Season 8

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Episode Guide

  • The Big Beating
    The Big Beating
    Episode 1
    9/23/58
    7.3
    Friday and Smith investigate a report of a man hitting his wife.
  • The Big Sweet Annie
    9/30/58
    7.3
    Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Officer Frank Smith have to watch out for sweet Annie.
  • The Big Star
    The Big Star
    Episode 3
    10/7/58
    7.8
    Friday and Smith investigate a robbery report.
  • The Big Oskar
    The Big Oskar
    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 Little Boy
    The Big Little Boy
    Episode 5
    10/21/58
    7.6
    Friday and Smith are looking for a missing child.
  • The Big Voice
    The Big Voice
    Episode 6
    10/28/58
    7.9
    Friday and Smith investigate a gang of thugs.
  • The Big Jukebox
    The Big Jukebox
    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 Doll
    The Big Doll
    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 Border
    The Big Border
    Episode 9
    11/18/58
    8.3
    Friday and Smith must track a pair of escaped convicts across the Mexican border.
  • The Big Nazi
    The Big Nazi
    Episode 10
    11/25/58
    5.0
    Friday goes undercover to catch a racist murderer.
  • The Big Hot Rod
    The Big Hot Rod
    Episode 11
    12/2/58
    7.5
    Friday is on the hunt for a group of teens that are stealing sports cars.
  • The Big Green Monkey
    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 Hype
    The Big Hype
    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 Maria
    The Big Maria
    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 Donation
    The Big Donation
    Episode 15
    12/30/58
    8.5
    Two con artists are selling phony magazines subscriptions to unsuspecting suckers.
  • The Big Malcolm
    The Big Malcolm
    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 Smart Girl
    The Big Smart Girl
    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 Doctor
    The Big Doctor
    Episode 18
    1/20/59
    7.7
    Friday and Smith investigate a doctor making false insurance claims.
  • The Big Signet
    The Big Signet
    Episode 19
    1/27/59
    7.8
    Friday and Smith have to find a man selling forged passports and paperwork.
  • The Big Accident
    The Big Accident
    Episode 20
    2/3/59
    7.8
    An insurance adjuster files a report with Friday about possible fraudulent insurance claims.
  • The Big Mail
    The Big Mail
    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 Sour
    The Big Sour
    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 Roll
    The Big Roll
    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 Thirteen
    The Big Thirteen
    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 Starlet
    The Big Starlet
    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 Holdup
    The Big Holdup
    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 Name
    The Big Name
    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 Couple
    The Big Couple
    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 Squeeze
    The Big Squeeze
    Episode 29
    4/14/59
    7.8
    Friday investigates a robbery that is caused by a blackmail victim's refusal to pay.
  • The Big Picture
    The Big Picture
    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 Carnation
    The Big Carnation
    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 Bray
    The Big Bray
    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 Byron
    The Big Byron
    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 Infant
    The Big Infant
    Episode 34
    7/19/59
    7.2
    Friday and Smith track down a missing baby.
  • The Big Appetite
    The Big Appetite
    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 Operator
    The Big Operator
    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 .38
    The Big .38
    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 Counterfeit
    The Big Counterfeit
    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 Red
    The Big Red
    Episode 39
    8/23/59
    8.4
    Friday and Smith investigate a series of robberies. This is the final episode of the series.
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