EP2182: Jeff Regan: If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Wrecked a Train

Regan is hired by the twelve-year-old son of a wealthy family to investigate his mother’s fiance in hopes of stopping the marriage.

Original Air Date: July 2, 1950

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EP2181: Night Beat: A City at Your Fingertips

Frank Lovejoy

Randy randomly dials a phone number and reaches a woman in danger of being killed by her husband.

Original Air Date: July 31, 1950

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Video Theater 0107: Dragnet: The Big Frank

Friday and Smith investigate when a man is ripped from his car and beaten.

Original Air Date: May 7, 1953

Season 2, Episode 26

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DVD Review: The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady


Joan Bradley (Jean Muir), a secretary about to meet her boss’ son is confronted by a husband she’d believed dead who shows up at her apartment to blackmail her. He is murdered while she’s in the other room. She runs into the Lone Wolf (Warren William) and his butler sidekick Jamison (Eric Blore). The two try to help the secretary by chivalrously altering the crime scene in a way that makes her look innocent. However, the police catch a mistake and it’s up to the Lone Wolf to find the real murderer or else he and the secretary could go to jail.

Overall, the film is decently executed. The mystery and the supporting characters are adequate. Warren William has a decent turn as the detective, but was not a standout for the era. He lacked the energy he had in some of his earlier films and was not up to the standard of Chester Morris and George Sanders who played similar roles in the Saint and Boston Blackie films. The saving grace of the film was Eric Blore, who made a great comic sidekick. Blore steals every scene he’s in and provides just the right amount of comic relief to the film without becoming annoying as so many comic sidekicks of the era did.

The DVD is the definition of no frills: no DVD menu, let alone any extras. As a result, when you put the DVD in, it starts playing automatically. For me, this was a minor annoyance.

Overall, this isn’t a bad mystery, but I only recommend it if you want to see an example of the Lone Wolf in action.

Rating: 3.25 out of 5.0

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EP2180: Dragnet: The Big Elevator

Jack Webb

A woman’s body is sent up to the third floor of a hospital. Friday and Lockwood investigate her death.

Original Air Date: April 24, 1952

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