Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday's Favorite OTR

Dragnet: “The Big Fake” 6/1/50

A rookie cop claims to have given an injured drunk a ride home rather than booking him. The next day, the drunk accuses the cop of mugging him.

Friday and Romano have trouble finding evidence to support either the cop or the drunk, but persistence pays off in the end. Like all Dragnet episodes, this is a well-written police procedural that unfolds in a logical manner. The ending, in which the cops unravel the guilty man’s story, is the really fun part in this one.

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