Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)
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Burglary: DR-31 

Several stores report theft of comic books, posters, and pictures about superheroes. The stores say the thief is in costume.


Jack Webb


Burt Prelutsky


Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Webb ... Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan ... Officer Bill Gannon
Tim Donnelly ... Stanley Stover (as Timothy Donnelly)
Robert Brubaker ... Mort Kelly
Mickey Sholdar Mickey Sholdar ... Bob Snow
John Nolan John Nolan ... Dave Breslin
Stuart Nisbet ... George Gurvey
Vince Williams Vince Williams ... Lt. Murrow




Several stores report theft of comic books, posters, and pictures about superheroes. The stores say the thief is in costume.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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When Friday points out a window in the television production office that was jimmied by the burglar to gain entry, the damage shown is on the inside of the window frame. See more »

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You'll either love it or you'll cringe when you see it.
16 November 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is my favorite episode of "Dragnet" and I love to watch it whenever it comes on TV. However, at the same time, it might just be the one my wife hates the most--not because it was poorly made but because it makes her cringe--it is THAT hard to watch for some people.

An odd series of robberies is occurring. Some strange person wearing some sort of homemade superhero outfit is running about in tights--stealing memorabilia from local theaters and from a movie studio. All of the stuff relates to superheroes and it's inconceivable that anyone would do this. In the end, a very poor and extremely pathetic man is caught--leading to one of the most grueling and difficult interviews in TV cop history--you might just find yourself crying or changing the channel as it's tough to watch this loser disintegrate during the course of the interview. The very end, with the movie poster, is a classic. Some might find it goes 'over-the-top', I thought it was just perfect.

Tim Donnelly stars as the pathetic thief. You might recognize him as one of the firemen from Jack Webb's later TV series, "Emergency". His acting was actually better and more believable in this earlier show ("Dragnet"), as his role on "Emergency" was almost comic-relief.

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6 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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