Dollar Store Dragnet
Just a quick plug. I find episodes of Dragnet at the dollar store and the shows are incredibly tense, nasty, funny and unafraid. The 1951 run must all be in public domain. Today I watched Lee Marvin in "The Big Cast" and a nasty piece of action called "The Big Phone Call". Dragnet is remembered as a parody on certain levels but Jack Webb had it working on a number of levels. It was Just The Facts and a lot of well-acted drama. Webb exuded both bored weariness and raw contempt. What a great show.