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The Big Dragnet Collection (2008)

Jack Webb , Ben Alexander , Various  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Reed Hadley
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PopFlix
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 1035 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,900 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Twenty-six big Dragnet episodes, plus 14 classic episodes
of Racket Squad, Follow That Man, and Federal Men!

Dragnet stars Jack Webb as detective Joe Friday in the
iconic crime show that set the mold for all that followed.
The Big September Man
The Big Seventeen
The Big Show
The Big Break
The Big Hands
The Big Betty
The Big Thief
The Big Little Jesus
The Big Trunk
The Big Boys
The Big Shoplift
The Big Hit-Run Killer
The Big Girl
The Big Frame
The Big Producer
The Big Crime
The Big Pair
The Big Bar
The Big War
The Big Oskar
The Big Cast
The Big Phone Call
The Big Casing
The Big Lamp
The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas
The Big Grandma

Racket Squad stars Reed Hadley as Captain Braddock of
the Bunko Squad in this realistic crime series!
The Case of Sweet Charity
Home Wreckers
Any One Can Be A Sucker
One More Dream

Follow That Man stars Ralph Bellamy as hard-boiled
private detective Mike Barnett. (a.k.a. Man Against Crime).
Fuller s Folly
The Third Rail
Death Takes a Partner
The Doll Bandit
The Polecat Shakedown
Murder in the Rough

Federal Men stars Walter Greaza as the chief of a group of
federal agents (a.k.a. Treasury Men In Action).
The Gentleman Cheat
The Green Feathers
The Tight Squeeze
The Slippery Eel

Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great show ! August 16, 2010
By J.
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I love Dragnet and I loved watching every single show on this DVD set. The only thing for me was that there were only 30 episodes and the 4th disc was a bonch of other detective shows. But hey, I got the rest. Good quality for a good price !
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like old times. December 18, 2011
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I was amazed that early to mid 50's B/W Dragnet programs still are very much viewable. I enjoyed the scenic views, street scenes, old automobiles, clothes styles, etc. as much as the plots in the programs themselves. One can't help notice how the culture has changed. Smoking, smoking, smoking - I was almost 'choking' on the memories of how 'dirty' our workplace air used to be. I only wish that Sgt Ben Romero's few presentations could have been included. But overall, this is a very good trip down memory lane for us old-timers. The only irritant for me was the repetitive bars of music played leading in and out of each episode - which was different than what I remember as classic Dragnet music. Thank you for the good times.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid At All Costs August 12, 2013
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This is a bad patchwork of many of the already available episodes with a hokey musical track added. The sound quality is poor and many of the episodes have no end credits. The set is filled out with Ralph Bellamy's "Follow That Man" which is lousy no matter how you slice it as is the Reed Hadley opus "Racket Squad" and the and the equally poor "U.S. Treasury in Action". Save your money...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Dragnet<$10 7-2013 July 15, 2013
I like Dragnet & for less than $10, this is a good buy. It's not a bloody/guts show & has logic that helps you to try to solve the case. The characters are caring but professional police officers. It is obvious that the show appears to have cigarette sponsors since the police smoke often but they seem to be anti-crime/pranks. The package is in a tin case with 4 DVD's--3 disks with 10 episodes each of Dragnet [all titles starting with the word "Big"] & the 4th with other police shows that were also good. The episodes are listed below.

DVD 1 --ALL titles start with the word "Big" on all 3 discs or dvd's

1 Big September Man
2 Big Seventeen
3 Big Show
4 Big Break
5 Big Hands
6 Big Betty
7 Big Thief
8 Big Little Jesus
9 Big Trunk
10 Boys

DVD 2 --ALL titles start with the word "Big"

1 Big Shoplift
2 Hit-run killer
3 Girl
4 Frame
5 Producer
6 Crime
7 Pair
8 Bar
9 War
10 Oskar

DVD 3 --ALL titles start with the word "Big"

1 Big Cast
2 Phone call
3 Casing
4 Lamp
5 .22 Rifle for Christmas
6 Grandma
7 Hate
8 Frank
9 False make
10 New Years


Racket Squad
1 The Case of the sweet charity
2 Home wreckers
3 Any one can be a sucker
4 One more dream

Follow that Man
5 Fuller's Folly
6 The doll bandit
7 The polecat shakedown
8 Murder in the rough

Federal Men
9 The gentleman cheat
10 The green feathers
11 The tight squeeze
12 The slippery eel

I hope this helps you to make a wise choice. At the time, this appeared to be the best of the "Dragnet" options available.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the facts December 21, 2012
By Kathy
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I'm such a Dragnet fan. I thought the quality was good considering how old these episodes are. It arrived on time and in perfect condition. The case is actually metal, giving the disks extra protection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Dragnet, Big Savings October 31, 2012
By paola
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My dad is a big fan of old cop and detective shows. He watches Columbo with Peter Falk, Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord, and Dragnet with Jack Webb. He's a manly-man, and enjoys watching these men of action make a difference in their world (fictional as it may be). My dad is also analitically-minded and he likes these shows because they make sense and he can try solving it before the end of the episode. Unlike a lot of today's crime shows where you can't follow the clues because it's all about the gadgets and improbable conjecture theories versus the facts. In Dragnet, the cops use the forensics as evidence in their case, not as a crutch. This is a great gift for fans of crime shows young and old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a surprise May 8, 2013
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I can't believe I got a four disc set of this collection for such a low price.over seventeen hours of great actlng an great stories.Larry
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By drf
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My wife and son gave me this for Christmas, The "BIG" collection would be "Every" Dragnet episode. There were nearly 300 originals from the 1950s and this is but a small part, I love (and loved) the show as I remember the originals in the 50s but was also disappointed the music has been dubbed over with some other theme that is NOT the classic Dragnet theme. I assume a licensing issue but was hoping for more when I unwrapped and saw the box. I give the series a five star as it is a great window to the past but the present repackaging of the series is a three star.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Showing my age
Started a new genre in police shows. Clipped conversations and filmed on the streets of q950's Los Angeles. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joseph G.
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragnet Box Set
What a great collection this is to own and at such a good price. So much nostalgia, dated of course by today's standards but that only adds to the pleasure, for with the simplicity... Read more
Published 4 months ago by L. G. Wakefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV from the 50's
This is a great collection of Dragnet episodes. Love old TV shows and this ranks as one of the best and most realistic out there.
Published 5 months ago by David Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars The original Dragnet episodes
I have been a Dragnet fan for years, but it's hard to catch the first season's episodes on TV these days. I am really enjoying seeing how this show began.
Published 6 months ago by Connie Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Dragnet is an old favorite. Not a lot of blood and guts like the new shows. Brings back memories. Great!
Published 6 months ago by mary jo melby
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Dragnet the best
This series was the best of all the Dragnet series. The black and white might put some people off, but the quality is far beyond in the way of stories and characters.
Published 10 months ago by Lucky
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragnet brings back memories
I have been a soldier and a law enforcement officer and these films of dragnet are great. I went into police work because of these films and Adam 12. great work brings results.
Published 15 months ago by Col Thomas E. Hunt
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