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  1. Norah
    April 23, 2011

    This is very interesting–thanks for linking to this, Adam! It was a little startling to see an older Danny Clover, as I usually pictured him in his 30’s, but I liked the portrayal. I agree about the hamminess of the actor playing the woman’s husband, especially in the later incident (it probably would have fit better with the first incident. Sorry I’m being so vague but I’m afraid of spoiling the episode for anyone who reads the comments first.)

    If they do pick up the show I hope they do more with Sgt. Tartaglia, or maybe a different actor or interpretation. He seemed kind of stiff using them, though–there wasn’t the human, slightly comical touch that Charles Calvert had. I would hope they’d have him talking about his family more.

    I’d think they could add things to original episodes to make them fit the hour-long format, and write new episodes to fit with the 1950s.

    I wonder if a 1950’s L.A. police lieutenant would have looked as casual as Danny did in this–the guys in Dragnet always were all buttoned up with their ties fastened securely and hats on most of the time, and their hair neatly combed. But whether or not Jon Jacobs attire was authentic to the times, it really fits Danny Clover, who seemed like he probably slept at the office several nights a week.

    Anyway, it would be cool if this got picked up by a network.

    Love your Great Detectives and Dragnet podcasts and all the background information you’re providing on your blogs!!

  2. Yours Truly Johnny Blogger
    April 23, 2011

    Thanks for the comment and for avoiding spoilers.

  3. pepstar
    April 14, 2014

    I’m excited to hear about the new B.I.M.B. resurrection and would love to see it, but I don’t know how to access it…can you help me out? Thanks!

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