Radio: Life of Crime

TV detectives spend more time locked in combat with blondes than with criminals. Dragnet (alt. Thurs. 9 p.m., NBC), long a radio favorite, has become the best of the TV crime shows by tossing overboard all such TV cliches — from incendiary blondes and comic stooges to roaring gunfights and simple-Simon detection. Last week the TV Dragnet came back to the air after a summer vacation in the first of a new series of 47 filmed episodes. The suspenseful story of a man about to jump from an eighth-floor ledge, it was well acted, filmed and directed and undoubtedly Dragnet's best...

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