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Dragnet Opening and Closing Theme 1951 - 1959 and 1967 - 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"The names have been changed to protect the innocent!" Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting; he achieved both goals,[peacock term] and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.

"The story you are about to see is true", "Just the facts, ma'am", "We were working the day watch" - phrases which became so popular as to inspire much parody - set the realistic tone of this early police drama. The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of policemen's professional and personal lives. Here are the themes and snippets from the 1951 series as well as the 1967 series.


Posted by TeeVees Greatest on November 9, 2015 at 5:46 AM 434 Views

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