Dragnet (1951–1959)
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The Big Bounce 

Joe Friday searches for a check forger who has been using the name of the old-time movie villain Parker Allington, who died three years ago. The search takes him to a former extra who has given up show business for crime.

Director:

Jack Webb

Writers:

Jack Webb (creator), Frank Burt
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Webb ... Sgt. Joe Friday
Ben Alexander ... Off. Frank Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... Frieda Golightly
Ellen Hardies Ellen Hardies ... Daisy Wilkers
Jonathan Hole ... Wilbur Trench
Jean Howell Jean Howell ... Anita Neskett
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Paul Pilcher
Helen Van Tuyl Helen Van Tuyl ... Mrs. Agnes Crimp
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Joe Friday searches for a check forger who has been using the name of the old-time movie villain Parker Allington, who died three years ago. The search takes him to a former extra who has given up show business for crime.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A rather petty set of crimes.
9 August 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A man has been writing bum checks and his routine is consistent. He visits a woman with a room to rent and he pays for the room using a check....and gets the lady to agree to make it for a bit more, as he 'needs a few dollars'. So, in each case, you have a phoney check and all the man really cheats the women out of is $20-25....a small amount but a crime nevertheless. Friday and Smith investigate and soon discover the man is using an alias, as the name he's given belongs to a dead small-time actor.

This is a modestly entertaining episode. Well done but not especially memorable...but like nearly all "Dragnet" episodes, one worth seeing.


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