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Dragnet is a 1954 American crime film directed by Jack Webb and written by Richard L. Breen. The film stars Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson, Stacy Harris, Virginia Gregg and Vic Perrin. The film was adapted from the radio series of the same name, and is part of the wider Dragnet media franchise. The film was released by Warner Bros. on September 4, 1954.[1][2]

Dragnet
Dragnet poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack Webb
Produced by Stanley D. Meyer
Screenplay by Richard L. Breen
Starring Jack Webb
Ben Alexander
Richard Boone
Ann Robinson
Stacy Harris
Virginia Gregg
Vic Perrin
Music by Walter Schumann
Cinematography Edward Colman
Edited by Robert M. Leeds
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • September 4, 1954 (1954-09-04)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000

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PlotEdit

Los Angeles police detective Sergeant Joe Friday hunts down the killer of a mobster, Miller Starkie, focusing on West Coast mafia second-in-command Max Troy (played by Harris). The vendetta between Friday and Troy becomes increasingly bitter and personal as the film proceeds, leading to a brawl at a private card game between Friday, Frank Smith, and several of Troy's henchmen. A policewoman (Robinson) infiltrates Troy's nightclub and is able to obtain vital information on the Starkie killing.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dragnet (1954) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (August 21, 1954). "Dragnet (1954) Article 1 -- No Title; 'Dragnet' Has Debut at Victoria Theatre". Retrieved 2015-04-18. 

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