But that's the last of the action we'll see. No spoilers, but, two officers realize that they were secret racists. Here's writer Alf Harris' kicker - one of the men was black and the other one was white.
Can a television show help people cope with their own inner bigotries? Dragnet says, 'yeah, kinda.'
Let's do this!
"This is the city-- Los Angeles, California.
Twenty-five miles front he heart of the civic center lies the Port of Los Angeles.
It's the largest man-made harbor in the world.
With a fleet of over seven hundred fishing boats, it's become the most important commercial fishing center in the nation.
It's a bustling port which handles goods coming into the country from all over the world.
There are agencies set up to handle most of the harbor's problems.
Occasionally things out of hand in the city.
When they do, I go to work. I carry a badge."
Cops on a boat? I don't remember that episode of Dragnet.
Actually, I don't remember this one, either! Ouch!
First, Art Gilmore is boss (yay!) and he is first to confirm that we will not be chasing any baddies in the harbor.
Bill pops in to concur.
Hey! Don Ross from latent prints! Who is that other guy? The suit.
DON'T WORRY YOU GUYS
LAKE ARROWHEAD IS A CLOSE SECOND
TO FIGHTING CRIME ON BOATS
They do the "shoot all the same footage for the same location at the same day" in this episode.
Here are our establishing and then closing shots of The U.C. Conference Center:
I will have to redo the above because I missed what's on the other side of the Fairlane.
It seems like Art Director John E. Chilberg, II flexed his budget to make this one look a lot more cosy than our minimalist road trip to Big Bear.
Let's get our time on the red carpet completed so we can mosey over to the cabin set. It has a fireplace!
The red floral patterned sofas are definitely something we have seen before:
Those conference chairs actually look somewhat comfortable.
How about some Cabin exteriors? It's right next door!
It's called "Gate House Cottage."
Brace yourself for sparseness that rivals some of our season one sets.
And that's IT.
There's a floral chair, but just barely:
But that's ok. The set design is made for close ups and two-shots, which seems a bit like most of the episode.
I THINK SO
And then these two and their gold drum lampshades.
I was just thinking - I really need a big red jacket to close out today's entry.
There you have it!
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Leonard Stone as Sergeant Keith Barrett
Morris Erby as Sergeant Tom Benson
William Boyett as Sergeant Sam Hunter
Walter Brooke as Captain Carl Fuller
Art Gilmore as Captain Larry Walton
Ray Montgomery as Lieutenant John Rule
John Hudson Sergeant Tom Wallen
Sid McCoy as Sergeant Ron Nelson
Marshall Reed as Lieutenant Phil Johnson
Don Ross as Sergeant Scott
Robert Cleaves as Lieutenant Jurgens
Art Direction - John E. Chilberg, II
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costumes - Vincent Dee
Written by Alf Harris
(I'll name all of the actors later.)
Is that a bear rug on your soundstage or are you just happy to see me?
Caption contest? Meme?