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Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Oct 19, 2021

Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954) YouTube is a treasure trove of film noir classics – on it, for free, you can find gems like Scarlet Street (1945), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), House of Strangers (1949), Kansas City Confidential (1952), and many other major studio releas read more

Encore Podcast: The Rise and Fall of "Dragnet"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Aug 14, 2020

In the summer of 1949, "Dragnet" premiered on NBC radio. It was a show that sounded like no other thanks to creator-star Jack Webb's obsession with authenticity. "Dragnet" then moved to TV and ran for most of the 1950s. Its theme song and opening disclaimer -- "The story you are about to see is true read more

THE COPS BLOG-A-THON: Dragnet, 1954

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 18, 2019

The entertaining and thought-provoking site Dubsism is giving us The Cops Blog-a-Thon in honour of National Police Week. Our host, J-Dub says "This one is all about your favorite fictional cops." Click here to enjoy the contributions. The story you about to see is true. The names have b read more

OTR Tuesday – Dragnet (1949-1957) Part Two

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on May 1, 2018

The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for record labels to use robots to promote the top records o read more

OTR Tuesday – Dragnet (1949-1957)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 24, 2018

The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for record labels to use robots to promote the top records o read more

The Rise and Fall of "Dragnet"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Oct 6, 2017

In the summer of 1949, "Dragnet" premiered on NBC radio. It was a show that sounded like no other thanks to creator-star Jack Webb's obsession with authenticity. "Dragnet" then moved to TV and ran for most of the 1950s. Its theme song and opening disclaimer -- "The story you are about to see is true read more

1950s Comic Strip Detective Joe Friday Dragnet

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Feb 27, 2015

What you are about to read is true 1950s Dragnet Comic Strip "Realizing the lack of a completely authentic comic strip story of a metropolitan Dragnet newspaper comic strip began October 1953 police force in action, the producers of the famous Dragnet program including creator Jack Webb, ha read more

Dragnet 1950s classic TV show

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Feb 25, 2015

Dragnet Early Television Cop Series Sgt. Joe Friday A radio favorite since 1949 Dragnet hit America's television screens in 1951. Sergeant Joe Friday was a cop in Los Angeles, California.  One of the first police procedurals, Webb was strict about doing things as he saw them done by the read more

Live From the San Francisco Silent Film Festival Day 4: SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK (1921), DRAGNET GIRL (1933), THE GIRL IN TAILS (1926), THE SIGN OF FOUR (1923), HARBOR DRIFT (1929), THE NAVIGATOR (1924)

Backlots Posted by Lara on Jun 2, 2014

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival came to a close yesterday, and what a day it was. This was perhaps the strongest day of the festival, with some wonderful comedic fare to lighten the rather serious tone of the festival overall this year. First up was Max Linder’s comedy Seven Years Bad read more

Highway Dragnet (1954)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001

"First guy who moves gets a belly full of lead." Jim Henry (Richard Conte) was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Jim meets with a fellow Marine in Las Vegas to discuss fixing up his seaside home that's been flooded by rising waters. While in Sin City he meets temperamental model Terry Sm read more