My Favorite 1960s Dragnet #11: The Harassing Wife

Dragnet and Adam 12 showed the frustrations of police officers, whether it was something as light as paperwork or laws and court rulings that tied the hands officers. And a big frustration can people.

Perhaps, the biggest annoyance to vex the police was Jean Sawyer, a woman who keeps accusing her estranged husband of committing whatever the latest robbery is and attacking the police for not having arrested him already.

Peggy Webber didn’t really get great roles in the 1960s Dragnet shows, but here she really steals the show with a fantastic performance as Jean Sawyer. As is often the case with Dragnet, the ending is pure genius. Though, in this episode, its ironic comic genius.

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