Skip to comments.Jack Webb in The D.I.
Posted on 06/06/2014 9:30:23 PM PDT by DemforBush
A brief clip from a great old movie with Dragnet's Jack Webb.
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Does he have any copper clappers?
What was the sex of that flea you just killed?
A classic. However, I’m not going to show it to my Thai wife. I’d literally never hear the end of it.
I loved this film (they never seem to show it on television anymore). Jack Webb in one of his best roles (did they ever find that dead sand flea?).
LOL. Many contemporary Marines—including my son—don’t know what pogey-bait is.
That was then. Today it would be male, female, other.
My father wrote the screenplay. One of his first.
You never see “The Sergeant” with Rod Steiger either,
Wow. That is something! You rightly honor him as we approach Father’s Day in little more than a week.
S^%$ can reveille. Usually the container is thrown across the barracks.
One thing jumped out at me.
The recruits are calling Sergeant Jack Webb, “Sir.”
Is that a script error, or was the military protocol different in those days?
We lived in Quonset huts, so rousting out at 0430 or whatever was not the raucous routine as Webb did here. It was a trash can tossed into the hut.
Dragnet: The Lost Episode
Rifles stowed in racks in the middle of the bay. Not in todays military when tyrants fear the military and make war on them while they serve and after.
Webb was also pretty funny on the film “Your in the Navy Now”.
Oh how I miss the good old days.
Here’s a little-known fact for ya, Sammy: Jack Webb turned down the role of Dean Vernon Wormer in “Animal House.”
Is it too early to head down to the slop chute for a beer?
webb wasn’t a Marine, however, he did the best acting portrayal of a Marine (and Gunny/T/Sgt)I have seen ever!
I have this and some info re ribbon creek, plt #71, etc. posted online...
aka: Gunny G
Thanks - I had no idea.
As a kid growing up in the 1950’s, “The D.I.” was a gut check for kids in high school that were facing the draft. In my case (1964), I opted for the Naval Reserve and its delayed entry program. The program allowed me to go to college for a year's deferral and tack a year onto the end of my enlistment; my first enlistment wound up being 10 years instead of the usual six. Delayed entry allowed me to go onto active duty as an E-5 instead of an E-2 or E-3. That was a big difference. Entering active duty as an E-5 at 23 was very different than an an E-2 at 18 as far as maturity went.
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