Dragnet (1951–1959)
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The Big Number 

Friday, Smith respond to a bank robbery in progress. Car description, partial plate leaves many cars to check.


Jack Webb


Jack Webb (creator), John Robinson (screenplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Jack Webb ... Sgt. Joe Friday
Ben Alexander ... Officer Frank Smith
Douglas Kennedy ... Agent Tom Ashford
Dorothy Adams ... Mabel Hartford
Ben Morris Ben Morris ... Leon Gibson
Jonathan Hole ... Clifton Allen
Simon Scott Simon Scott ... Anthony Field


Friday, Smith respond to a bank robbery in progress. Car description, partial plate leaves many cars to check.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

24 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) See more »

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Friday and Smith get involved with a federal case
10 August 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Officers Friday and Smith are called to a robbery in progress. However, they arrive after the men have absconded...and they spend the rest of the show tracking down leads and trying to bring the robbers to justice. All in all, it's a show that shows what basic policework often looks like.

This is a decent episode, though as bank robbery is a federal crime, it's odd that you don't see FBI agents in this one. Still, well worth watching and quite interesting.

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