Category: Video Theater

Video Theater 074: Dragnet: The Big Mother

Joe Friday and Ed Jacobs search for a kidnapped baby.

Original Air Date: January 31, 1952

Video Theater 073: Michael Shayne: This is It, Michael Shayne

The pilot episode for the 1960-61 TV Series Michael Shayne. Includes a pitch to potential sponsors from star Richard Denning. The story was used season for Episode 8 and aired November 25, 1960

Video Theater 072: Dragnet: The Big Actor (TV)

Friday and Romero investigate the theft of narcotics from a Catholic Hospital.

Season 1, Episode 2

Original Air Date: January 3, 1952

Video Theater 071: Man on a Raft

Michael Shayne (Mark Stevens) is hired to find out when a wealthy playboy died at sea. Due to the will, a fortune depends on the answer.

This was broadcast as part of the Summer anthology series, “Decision.” on September 28, 1958 and used as a pilot for a Michael Shayne TV show. Stevens appears after the show to make a pitch to sponsors for a Michael Shayne TV series.

Video Theater 070: Dragnet: The Big Producer

Friday and Smith search for a man who has been producing smut that ends up in high schools.

Season 4, Episode 1

Original Air Date: August 26, 1954