Big Sucker

  • by Dragnet
  • 0 hrs and 29 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This Dragnet episode originally aired on February 16, 1954. From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". There were multi-layered sound effects; the actors used accurate police lingo, abbreviations, and penal codes; and the show didn't shy away from stories about heinous crimes or stories that had unhappy endings. Created and produced by Jack Webb, Dragnet was much more than "just the facts".


What the Critics Say

"By far the most popular police/crime program of all time. It enjoyed enormous success on radio." (Jon David Swartz and Robert C. Reinehr, Handbook of Old-Time Radio)


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Swindler on the loose

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A many approaches bank customers with a sad story and his need to sell some diamonds. The people are asked to take several blue white diamonds to a jeweler for appraisal. They find the jewels to be real and valuable. Then the switch happens.

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- Tina


What more is there to say? It's Dragnet. I love the radio series and I just had to buy a few episodes.
I love they way the way they speak and how they interview people. This is was a good listen!
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- Julieann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.