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Dragnet: "Truck Hi-jackers - Tom Laval"

Created by kevharb

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:October 1, 1949
Episode #:18
Plot:First Line Narrative and Plot: “You’re a detective sergeant. You’re assigned to Burglary Detail. A gang of hijackers has started to work in your city. Truckloads of valuable merchandise have vanished and the thieves are clever, seem to have a foolproof system. Your job… find them.”

Plot Extension: Thomas Laval admits to being involved in a truck hijacking. While in custody, he jumps out of a window, but Sergeants Friday and Romeo are accused of pushing him to his death.
Network:NBC


People:
Actor(s):Raymond Burr
Jack Webb (Joe Friday)
Barton Yarborough (Ben Romero)


Further Info:
Websites:OTRR WIKI
Notes:End of Show: An announcement is made that the next program in the series will be sponsored by Fatima cigarettes. Also the episode number 18 is announced. Also the new specific broadcast time is announced correctly as 10:30pm next Thursday immediately following The Supper Club.

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2009-07-29: Larry Husch [Read the printed source: OTRR Wiki]