Dragnet (Bonus Show) - The Big Layout (01-25-53)


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The Big Layout (Aired January 25, 1953)
Accuracy was underlined: The exact number of footsteps from one room to another at Los Angeles police headquarters were imitated, and when a telephone rang at Friday’s desk, the listener heard the same ring as the telephones in Los Angeles police headquarters. A single minute of "A Gun For Christmas" is a representative example of the evocative sound effects featured on "Dragnet". While Friday and others investigate bloodstains in a suburban backyard, the listener hears a series of overlapping effects: a squeaking gate hinge, footsteps, a technician scraping blood into a paper envelope, the glassy chime of chemical vials, bird calls and a dog barking in the distance. Scripts tackled a number of topics, ranging from the thrilling (murders, missing persons and armed robbery) to the mundane (check fraud and shoplifting). THIS EPISODE: January 25, 1953. Program #188. NBC network. "The Big Layout". Sponsored by: Chesterfield. Gary Field, a model student who is the son of a cop, has become a dope addict. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (announcer), Harry Bartell, Eddie Firestone, Virginia Gregg, John Robinson (writer), Walter Schumann (music). 29:40. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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