Saturday, May 3, 2014

"Juvenile - DR 32" or "All of the daytime driving sequences"


Hey Hey
This is the city!
Stick with us today for a lot of familiar sequences and phone-holding.







More nifty architecture and that recycled swimming pool shot:






This is our typical Georgia Street Juvenile pan, reconstructed.



2:55


HOLD THE PHONE


The rest of the NHF Building is in the Kipp Hamilton episode






3:10


Here, we have our oft-used trope of driving up to a location - recycled footage, of course, and then magically transferring to a sound stage.





The hutch behind Shannon Farnon is an Ethan Allen piece.




The Wickersham house is also home to another (the same?) ceramic cat!


Gannon's defeated this drum lampshade and is holding the phone for maximum safety.


DON'T WORRY, KID. THEY WILL FIND THE DOGS

BUT THE CHASE WILL BE EPIC


The Etlin Realty sequence returns!




Here's an interesting location shot of a California Highway Patrol office; they had to zoom quite far:


Relief maps are just about the coolest thing, aren't they?



HOLD THE PHONE


Our CHP sound stage is as spare as any at Georgia Street or the PAB.

This episode has a little bit of everything - why exclude Colonial Street?


We all know who lives there - Virginia Gregg! She has a neat set, to boot.





Virginia's set is pretty neat!


Gold carpet, of course, a curving stair, orange chair, double bookcases, and a hearth.





Not too shabs.


IF I GIVE YOU THIS ROSE
WILL YOU FORGIVE ME FOR BEING A JERK IN 1966?



HOLD THE PHONE


Virginia has had a whole mess of roses once before.


The Wikersham set had a ceramic cat, Virginia's set has a ceramic dog.


More of those big LA phone books!


I GOT THIS


Stuart Nisbet is doing his bit to help us solve a case which seems hopeless.
It's cool, he's got a red conestoga wagon model. Whatever works!



ARE YOU SURE YOU AREN'T LATE FOR "HOUSE OF CARDS?"


YES I AM SURE


This episode uses a snippet of just about every daytime driving sequence.



(That green oncoming truck looks wicked scary!)


Ring for emergency? But it doesn't go on the air for three years!



Crap. Lou Wagner.


I guess he got over his teenage rebellions and got a haircut & a job. ;)



This white van sequence has been used numerous times- 


The van always goes by that curvy white wall in the far left of the frame:


(I guess Jack is doing the voiceover by way of the radio?)




Hi Alfred Shelley! Nice to see you here.


Standing around a map, checking the time, chucking a flower in the trash…


Yay! Morris Erby! Welcome back. You get to help save the day.



GRIP THE PHONE - Really hold it until your knuckles turn white. RARR


Here's another familiar daytime driver:





Joe is blurry, but that black chair is sharp!


Mad dash through the front office.


Howard Culver looks pleased!


YAY, I'M NOT GOING TO DIE


WHAT A RELIEF


The day is saved.


HURRAY


"On September 14th, the investigation of the dog bite of five-year-old Sherri Wickersham was closed by the Los Angeles County Health Department."


S3e24

Starred
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Shannon Farnon as Dorothy Wickersham
Virginia Gregg as Mrs. Smith
Harry Bartell as Chief Wayne Johnson
Morris D. Erby as Dr. Carl Felton
Howard Culver as Dr. Larry Fields
Stuart Nisbet as Thaddeus White
Ed Deemer as Sergeant Fred Norton
Lou Wagner as Caretaker
Alfred Shelly as Mike

Additional Cast
______ as Sherri Wickersham - (who has the same hair as your pal Suzy when she was a sprat.)

Additional Notes

Art Direction - John E. Chilberg, II
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costumes - Vincent Dee

Written by Jack E. Barrett & James Doherty

Aired 27 March 1969

See you in the comments for coffee & rabies shots,
Suzy Dragnet

3 comments:

  1. Suzy - I think this one may qualify as a top 10 episode of the series (or at least top 20). Peggy Weber would have been pretty good as the mother being all frantic and everything but maybe she might have looked a little too old. (Although she was the mother of the little girls who followed the neighbors dog home). I HAVE to watch for Etlin Realtors in LA. Kenny P

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  2. Aw, I counted on you to tell me who played Sherri! Poor kid got no credit.

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  3. I also was hoping to find out who played Sherry Wickersham

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