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Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Movie That Inspired Jack Webb To Create "Dragnet" ("He Walked By Night", 1948) (video)




"He Walked By Night" is a tough, terse police procedural
...

...with a soon-to-be-familiar opening.

We witness a shocking crime.

We meet the realistic, no-nonsense police detectives.
Their investigation is methodical and by the book.

Eventually their "dragnet" closes around the wily suspect.

In the film, a young Jack Webb plays one of the "lab boys."

It would inspire him in creating the radio and TV classic "Dragnet"...
...in which he starred as realistic, no-nonsense Detective Joe Friday.

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