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Dragnet: "Production 3 aka The Werewolf"

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Premiere Episode: 1949-06-03
Final Episode: 1956-06-26

Number of Episodes: 382

Genre(s):
Police

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Broadcast History:

Dates: 6/3/1949 - 6/24/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Friday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 7/7/1949 - 9/1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/3/1949 - 10/1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 10/6/1949 - 9/11/1952
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Starting time: 10:30PM
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/14/1952 - 6/28/1953
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Chesterfield
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/1/1953 - 9/20/1955
Network: NBC
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: Chesterfield
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/27/1955 - 6/26/1956
Network: NBC
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Repeats - Multiple sponsors
Length of show: 30 minutes

Primary Details:
Air date:June 17, 1949
Episode #:3
Plot:First Line Narrative and Plot: “You’re a detective sergeant. You’re assigned to Robbery Detail. There’s a potential killer on the loose in your city. Eighteen women have been beaten and robbed by this man. The newspapers call him The Werewolf. You’re job is to get him.”

Plot Extension: “The Werewolf” has beaten up and robbed eighteen women in six weeks. This big, ugly man always seems to be one step ahead of the cops. He’s finally captured in a “dragnet”.
Network:NBC


People:
Actor(s):Charles McGraw
Jack Webb (Joe Friday)
Barton Yarborough (Ben Romero)


Further Info:
Websites:OTRR WIKI
Notes:The Dragnet theme is introduced. “Dragnet”, the instrumental theme song from the radio and television show of the same name, was composed by Miklós Rózsa as part of his score for the 1946 film version of The Killers; it was modified by Walter Schumann for the show. A 1953 recording of the tune by Ray Anthony became a popular music chart hit (reaching #2 on Billboard). The song, also known as “Danger Ahead” and the “Dragnet March”, was later covered by the band Art of Noise to become the theme song for the 1987 MTV Video and the film starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks and based on the TV show. Its familiar four-note opening fanfare was also adopted as a jingle for Tums antacid medication.

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2009-07-28: Larry Husch [Read the printed source: OTRR Wiki]