"This is the city-- Los Angeles, California.
464.8 square miles of real estate.
It takes a lot of departments and agencies to keep it going.
Water & power.
There's a Department of Airports,
a Harbor Department,
There's also a department for law and order.
This is Parker Center. I work here. I carry a badge."
A nice through-two-doorways shot & some fresher PAB exit footage:
Our first location:
It's pretty neat, but the inside is just soundstage:
Check out the houses:
This way, Scatman.
I love Ena Hartman's dresses. She gets a costume change; keep scrolling.
I'M GOING TO BOOK A ROOM AT THE OVERLOOK HOTEL
Yes, I'm pretty sure I cracked the Ben Roy Yoder case.
Back on our tour of L.A.'s many liquor stores:
Soundstage to soundstage- this time it's the same bar set, now twice referred to as The Red Quill Bar.
Busted bookie Bobby Troup tended bar here, among others.
This is a seriously cool Dragnet-barkeep jacket:
Spicy orange is a pleasant departure from our usual red jackets.
Don't let that sconce get you, Joe.
Another quick exterior location - The Far East Terrace restaurant.
"Thanks for traveling with Seventy-Six - the finest in value and service."
This location shot gets used again:
Back to Birnam Realty, you can see that it's on a corner and that building across the way has a ridiculous striped awning or something:
Bill and Joe go investigate more ACTUAL LOCATIONS:
But we know that they're about to discover Lillie Birnam's body when they wind up at Universal City:
I hope you can open the door, Bill, it's your house!
Same crazy wallpaper:
We also dropped in on this house on our way to Big Bear.
It's wild seeing this set completely bare.
You can really appreciate how much work the swing crew does.
Aw, jeez. They had to go there. They had to show the body. How very un-Dragnet of them.
Still, I really dig her ensemble. Exquisite corpse.
Another location?! Could it be?
Jack narrates that both black and white and color shots are taken of the body. Nice.
Another location! What's gotten into them?
Oh oh, bartender-boyfriend is under scrutiny.
Set decor poured a lot of energy into his flat since they didn't have to fill up Gannon's old house, I suppose.
Is that a bowling trophy?
WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME, JOE. YOU'RE CLOSER
Another wacky table lamp with a drum lampshade:
They polygraph him with the same footage as they used for Kent McCord:
If you've got a good shot of a sphygmomanometer, why shoot it twice?
Same for you, pneumograph. And you too, VENT.
Oh! Versatile Dennis McCarthy is back to give us the results.
Polygraph paper behind Jack, Filing cabinets behind Dennis, pea-green walls.
It's almost too easy.
The coroner's office! This is cute- they just gold-leaf some words onto a door and flank it with some sort of faux-finish and there's your coroner's office.
HOLD THE PHONE
VINCENT DEE DRESSED ME PRETTY AGAIN
A-line dresses are always a win:
Our current PAB set:
A different angle on what looks to be the same street as one of the above location shots:
And suddenly, we're back in Sherman Oaks!
No lid on the drainboard this time, just a dude murdering real estate agents and taking their credit cards.
Carl Edward Keegan
Now awaiting execution in the state prison, San Quentin, California.
Now serving her sentence at the California Institution for Women, Corona, California.
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Gene Boland as Terry Williams
Ena Hartman as Ida Walters
Juanita Moore as Mrs. Esther Jenkins
Jeff Burton as Carl Keegan
Scatman Crothers as Dave Richmond
Dennis McCarthy as Lt. W.L. Clingan
______ as Lillie Birnam
Art Direction - Russell Kimball
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costume Supervision - Vincent Dee
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Aired 16 November 1967
Next week's episode is 100% getting a Top Ten tag - it's "The Big Dog" and has an insane hippie chick!
See you there at The Cry of Sweet Pleasures & Stems of Dear Love.