Dragnet: The Hammer (1967)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Cop Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Procedural Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When an elderly apartment manager is found beaten to death with a hammer, Sgt. Friday (Jack Webb) and Officer Gannon (Harry Morgan) must piece together the mystery despite a lack of evidence. Closer inspection finds that, in addition to some missing rent money, a receipt from the landlord's rent book has been torn out and his deceased wife's wedding ring is missing as well. After discovering that the victim had been playing cards that same evening with some neighbors, Friday and Gannon get stalled by a false lead before learning that a neighbor's car has turned up in Arizona after being stolen. With neighbor Frederick Tosca (James Oliver) behind the wheel and his new wife Camille (Jill Banner) by his side, Friday, Gannon, and policewoman Dorothy Miller (Merry Anders) hop the next flight to Arizona to capture the suspects. The jig is up when the lawmen discover the stolen rent receipt in the car and recognize a suspicious ring on the hostile Camille.