I know, I know: I'm getting so much mileage out of that ClassicFlix article about movie adaptations of classic TV shows, I should take the blog in for an oil change. I can't let it go, though, without sharing some of my favorite moments from Dragnet, a fun flick that expands on the concept of the classic radio/TV drama and makes a credible feature-length extension of the world Jack Webb created.
|Don't see a lot of shots like this one on the TV show!|
|This is the beginning of the movie, folks! Hard-hitting!|
|I kind of want to hang out at the Red Spot.|
|Time for a good old-fashioned brawl! This fight scene is one of the best action sequences Dragnet ever delivered.|
|That crumpled up paper? That's what Friday thinks of namby-pamby concepts like the Fifth Amendment (some suspects used the papers to declare their intention to invoke it).|