DRAGNET Vol #1 ON DVD(Also available in CD)
MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN COLLECTING OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HE LISTENS TO THEM WHILE HE IS WORKING IN THE DARKROOM.
WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS SO THEY COULD ENJOY THEM ALSO.
This Is one of the best police series that was on the air.
The Dragnet radio show was a police action series that ran for over 7 1/2 years from June 3, 1949 to February 26, 1957 on the NBC radio network! It was the first police series that detailed every single step involved in police work. The street cops would often discover a crime, then the detectives would investigate and gather evidence. The questioning of witnesses and suspects was typically included. The show even went so far as to show the mundane tasks involved in police work like filling out paperwork.
For the first time, the audience got a feel for what a real cops job was like, not the glorified hollywood version. And yet, the stories were intense and definitely held the interest of the audience. The show's creator, director and main star, Jack Webb, insisted on realism and accuracy in portraying the cops and detectives in the series. Episodes were based on real cases from the Los Angeles Police Department's files. Dragnet also broke some (at the time) taboos by occasionally depicting sexual crimes and episodes where children were murdered.
As stated, Jack Webb played the main character (Detective Sergeant Joe Friday). Joe always had a partner, but they changed throughout the series from Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero to Barney Phillips as Officer Ed Jacobs and lastly to Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. There were two announcers; George Fenneman and Hal Gibney. The show was produced by Bill Rousseau. Writers included Frank Burt, James E. Moser, and John Robinson. Those terrific sound effects were done by Wayne Kenworthy and Bud Tollefson. The series theme music was titled, "Dragnet March" and was written by Walter Schumann. The show's sponsor was Fatima Cigarettes through September 14, 1952 and then Chesterfield Cigarettes paid the way.
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THERE ARE 184 Episodes ON 1 DVD AND THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT. THEY WILL PLAY ON ANY COMPUTER AND SOME CD PLAYERS THAT ARE MARKED PLAYS MP3s. YOU CAN EASILY BURN THEM TO A CD SO YOU CAN PLAY ON YOUR CAR SYSTEM. I HAVE THEM ON MY ZUNE AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS THEM ON HIS I-POD. REMEMBER THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST CD PLAYERS.
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