Friday, December 23, 2016

Countdown to Christmas: The Big .22 Rifle For Christmas (Dragnet radio program, 1949)

We've previously shown you the television adaptation of this next Dragnet episode.

"The Big .22 Rifle For Christmas" was first broadcast in 1949, and would be replayed for the next three years before being replaced by "The Big Little Jesus". Both holiday episodes would subsequently be adapted for television. Here, though, is where the tradition started......

Maybe this shouldn't be a surprise, but Jack Webb and staff received complaints from----wait for it----the National Rifle Association. Apparently, the NRA wasn't paying attention.

Rating: A.

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