Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Theme Music: Dragnet

7 comments:

John said...

Hmmm. That sounds artificially electronic, like MIDI music and it sure ain't the real narrator. Try this one instead. It's the real McCoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx5GwULPU90

Todd Mason said...

Yup, that ain't an original "Danger Ahead"...the narrator alone sounds like a Dan Aykroyd wannabe, much less a Mark VII staffer.

The original orchestration, for radio and tv:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj-qhIGTXdU

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this show has become so culturally iconic.

David Cranmer said...

I remember watching Dragnet (The '67-'70 version) for laughs in the 80s. I was into camp classics and Joe Friday fit the bill.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like it!

Cap'n Bob said...

One of the greatest shows ever, whether you watched it seriously or for the cheese factor David describes.

Todd Mason said...

Well, as someone was pointing out at NoirCon 2010, it was both a landmark and more than a bit of a fraud at the same time. Jack Webb had a mixed bag of instincts, to say the least.