We've seen this push before; sometimes they'll pan from the same vantage point.
Gun experts, have at this:
It's the 'waving-hello-to-the-guy-at-the-PAB' sequence again:
It's a thoughtful shot, and with the high cost of film, at the time of production, they got a lot of mileage out of this sequence.
Rolling through the parking garage at Parker Center on the way out, but from a slightly different angle:
Panic on the backlot at the stand-in facade for Gannon's house as we saw last week briefly in our quest to pin down Glenn Procustan!
Okay, this is a very special episode of Dragnet, stylistically speaking.
The set is all Japanese-influenced modern. T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, hold on to your hat!
In a classy and/or low-budget move, just like in The Hammer, they avoid showing the victim's body:
YEP THERE IS A BODY UNDER THIS BLANKET
Let's look beyond the body on the stretcher. Instead dig those lovely red and yellow chairs:
These lamps are going to be candidates for the most zany table lamps of season one in the upcoming Table Lamps of Season One Retro-Retrospective.
Kathleen Freeman, perched on a pretty green silk upholstered sofa:
(She uses a hearing aid like the one that the real estate lady's husband has at the end of Revolutionary Road.)
The swing crew went nuts getting everything with oriental flair that would translate to TV and putting it EVERYWHERE. A hand fan. A little bonsai tree. A tiny statue. A mysterious wooden box, contents unknown and unknowable.
Dig that flush fireplace. I know it's a set, but so modern!
"Doesn't look too promising, Joe. The whole house is unusually clean. The woman must have dusted and waxed the place every fifteen minutes."
The latent prints guy gets frustrated by house clean the house is.
(To be fair, with black lacquered furniture, one would have to constantly dust because it shows dust.)
So, our murder victim had OCD or are they saying that stereotypically, Japanese people are just very, very neat and organized? Both? Either? Neither?
Joe crawls around under the house to recover the slug.
Would you look at that! They even changed the front porch light to have a far east feel:
Full frontal table lamps, and you can see that the drapes (left) have some sort of Far East caricature character. I doubt they could have dressed the set without that shoji screen:
Ketchup chair. Mustard chair. Click to enlarge fireplace.
Hi Leonard Stone. This muppet kinda looks like you.
Joe takes a stroll in the Hashimoto garden taking Bill's advice - "Smoke a cigarette and go home."
At last - S1e15's Smokin' Joe:
Heart - 320
R. Lung - 370
L. Lung - 340
Liver - 1780
Kidneys - 270
Brain - 1290
Spleen - 120
Hey! It's Olan!! Figuring out the caliber of the killer's gun.
He's a very helpful scientist!
Okay, back to our house-to-house sweep looking for any thread of information relating to this woman's bizarre decorating sense, I mean murderer.
This lady's house looks like a disaster zone compared to the Hashimoto house.
the 53rd extra:
The 54th snubs them, and then we get a long shot of Colonial Street:
Twelve days go by before this guy shows up:
Most stylish witness:
Turns out the freaky Jesus lady was harboring this creeper!
Chairs and table lamps. Table lamps and chairs. Chairs and chairs. Table lamps and table lamps.
Dragnet does the unthinkable; they show a bathroom!
One of my beloved night driving sequences:
Once again, a gift is offered and Friday has to explain that he can't accept it.
Ben Roy Yoder
Now awaiting execution in the state prison, San Quentin, California.
This episode is discinctive from an auditory perspective. The Dragnet themes and scoring differ from the typical episodes in a similar manner as The Interrogation. Where that episode was spare and brutal with percussion, this one is characterized by a far east influence. Stream the episodes somewhere!
Art Balinger as Captain Hugh Brown
Anne Loos as Mrs. Agatha Edney, a lady that loves Jesus, but also stands in the way of justice.
Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Sunshine Pound, a nurse that can't hear very well
Leonard Stone as Detective Charlie Higbie, the guy that kinda looks like a muppet.
Olan Soule as Ray Murray
Herbert Anderson as Robert Blake
Lois Yoshiko Kiuchi as Mrs. Watanabe
Don Ross as Sergeant Dean Bergman
Sharann Hisamoto as Miko
Bill Baldwin as Coroner
Ena Hartman as Most Stylish Witness
_________ as Ben Roy Yoder - Seriously, who played that guy?
Art Direction - Russell Kimball
Set Decor - John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos
Written by Henry Irving
Aired 27 April 1967
Stylish Expo '67 opens in Montreal!
Investigate it, because it's pretty neat stuff.