110. Dragnet: “The Big Fraud” & Other OTR Programs

Here's the line up for Show # 110 - January 1, 2018

1.  Dragnet   10/27/53 "The Big Fraud"

Friday and Smith, assigned to the Bunco-Fugitive detail, meet Martin Deitrich, a Chicago business man, who comes into the office seeking help. The detectives soon learn he has been the victim of a group of con artists who prey on out-of-towners. Good episode that gets really fun when Friday's team turns the tables by conning the con-men.

2.  Jack Benny Show   2/19/50   "Returning to Los Angeles" 

Jack and the gang are returning from an Eastern trip on the Santa Fe Railroad. This very funny episode is a collection of conversations with members of his team as well as some unusual guests he meets on the train. An ongoing gin-rummy game provides some real belly laughs.

3.  Gunsmoke    5/13/56    "Cows and Cribs"

When a rancher named Ed Thorpe dies of spotted fever, Matt and Chester transport his wife and baby to Dodge City to be treated by Doc. Thorpe's neighbors, the Nadlers, inquire about adopting the baby, both Matt and Ma Smalley are concerned about Mr. Nadler's fitness to be a father. Good adult story from John Meston with outstanding performances by Jeantte Nolan and Virginia Christine.

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