A mysterious gangland slaying has taken place and it is up to Joe Friday and the Los Angeles Police Department to put together the pieces. They enlist the services of a pretty and daring police woman to trap the devious mobsters and bring them to justice. Friday gets his man with help from his partner, Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander), in a crime caper so tough it could only be called Dragnet.
Just the facts, ma?am: Dragnet is the single most influential show in the history of police dramas, and this 1960s update continues the same tradition as the earlier series. With a gritty feel modern shows are still trying to get right, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan struggled to rid the streets of criminals.
It's Christmas Eve when Father Rojas at the Old Mission Plaza Church in Los Angeles discovers that the statue of the Infant Jesus is stolen from the crib. The statue's worth is only a few dollars, but it is of great sentimental value for the parish. Sgt. Friday and Smith promise to try to get it back before mass on Christmas Day, but this means that they have less than 24 hours to catch the thief.
Roy Morgan (Richard Basehart) is a burglar who listens in to radio police calls, allowing him to stay one step ahead of the cops. After Morgan kills a police officer, Sergeants Brennan and Jones have little success in putting the clues of the case together. But when Jones is wounded in a shoot-out with Morgan, Brennan employs all facets of detective work to find the elusive and clever criminal.
Season 3 has more bad lessons from educational films. This time Randy Jones, the original Cowboy from The Village People looks into the future, communism and atomic bombs. Guest stars include Wink Martindale and Jack Webb.
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.
When Jason sets out in a submarine to find evidence of his missing father, he is pulled through a mysterious gateway and wakes up far from home on the shores of an ancient land. A wondrous place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired Goddesses and vast palaces - this is the city of Atlantis. Aided by the studious young Pythagoras and the overbearing Hercules, Jason embarks on an epic adventure.
Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes are together again in this Republic Pictures gem. This time they're trying to set up a medicine show in Deadwood, a town known for dangerous entrepreneurs who don't like competition. Sally Payne is on-hand as a member of the troop where Roy and Gabby work as entertainers, while Carol Adams plays a reporter who may have a romantic interest in Roy.