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  1. Tracy Cook
    August 2, 2010

    This episode has to be one of the most gripping in “Dragnet 1968” series. While some people do tend to see this as a 1960s version of “Reefer Madness”, the fact that it was based on an actual case and the authenticity that Jack Webb insisted with “Dragnet” made “The Big High” a very heart-wrenching story; needless to say when the mother sobered up from her marijuana high to remember that her two-year old child was still in the bathtub was shocking and saddening. A very powerful moment that illustrates the style of direction that gave Jack the moniker “the Orson Welles of television” was the extreme close up of the bag of marijuana in Friday’s hands and crumpling it in his hands. This deserves to be one of the favorite 1960s episodes.


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