Dragnet (1951–1959)
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The Big Hate 

Gordon Miller, a young pianist, is found near an abandoned freight car holding the dead body of a woman in his arms. He claims he has killed her. Called to interrogate him, Friday and Smith remain skeptical.

Director:

Jack Webb

Writers:

Jack Webb (creator), James E. Moser (radio play) (as James Moser)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Webb ... Sgt. Joe Friday
Ben Alexander ... Officer Frank Smith
Sam Edwards ... Gordon Miller
Lillian Buyeff Lillian Buyeff ... Lillian Miller
Herb Vigran ... Henry Miller
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Sgt. Lopez
Joe Cranston Joe Cranston ... Policeman
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Gordon Miller, a young pianist, is found near an abandoned freight car holding the dead body of a woman in his arms. He claims he has killed her. Called to interrogate him, Friday and Smith remain skeptical.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sam Edwards was born in 1915, Jack Webb was born in 1920. Sam portrayed a character 25 years old when he was actually 38. See more »

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There are no winners in this sad episode...
26 December 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Big Hate" is one of the most sad and pointless episodes of "Dragnet" that I have seen. There are no winners here--just losers.

The show begins with a guy named Gordon being discovered holding the body of an older woman in his arms. He initially talked a bit to the police, but when Smith and Friday get involved, Gordon has shut down completely and will say nothing other than that he killed her. Because the guy wouldn't talk, Friday calls his family and the story then comes out--the dead woman and Gordon were in love but his family was against it. It wasn't just the age different--the older woman was a chronic alcoholic.

If you watch this one, you'll find out what's next--how the woman died as well as what ultimately happened to Gordon. It ain't very pretty--very sad and pointless. But, such is life. Just don't watch this one if you're feeling depressed! Well done but so sad.


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