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Jack Webb in The D.I.
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: di; marines; movie; webb
I imagine a lot of FReepers have seen this one before, but for those who haven't, it's really quite a treat.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 9:30:23 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Does he have any copper clappers?


2 posted on 06/06/2014 9:34:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DemforBush

thanks


3 posted on 06/06/2014 9:37:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: DemforBush
jack webb photo: Jack Webb JackWebb.jpg
4 posted on 06/06/2014 9:41:44 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: nickcarraway; DemforBush
Does he have any copper clappers?
5 posted on 06/06/2014 9:50:11 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: DemforBush
I recall that movie from when I was a boy. It presented a most appealing picture of what it was like to be in the military and what it was like to be a man.

What was the sex of that flea you just killed?

6 posted on 06/06/2014 9:59:57 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: NoCmpromiz

A classic. However, I’m not going to show it to my Thai wife. I’d literally never hear the end of it.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 10:03:46 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: DemforBush

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?).


8 posted on 06/06/2014 10:05:53 PM PDT by teeker
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To: DemforBush

LOL. Many contemporary Marines—including my son—don’t know what pogey-bait is.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 10:11:22 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: teeker

That was then. Today it would be male, female, other.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 10:12:30 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: DemforBush

My father wrote the screenplay. One of his first.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 10:12:54 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: teeker

You never see “The Sergeant” with Rod Steiger either,


12 posted on 06/06/2014 10:27:13 PM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: Lizavetta

Wow. That is something! You rightly honor him as we approach Father’s Day in little more than a week.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 10:31:41 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: DemforBush

S^%$ can reveille. Usually the container is thrown across the barracks.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 10:42:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: DemforBush

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?


15 posted on 06/06/2014 10:43:58 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: DemforBush
I actually had a DI that was often hilarious, to the detriment of the platoon. If we laughed, hell would descend on us.

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.

16 posted on 06/06/2014 10:53:57 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: All

Dragnet: The Lost Episode

http://youtu.be/zPp9mjp6eow


17 posted on 06/07/2014 12:42:24 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Has any President in history sunk to such a level of self-flattery & validation-seeking?)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Part Two:

http://youtu.be/m4r6YCUtxfs


18 posted on 06/07/2014 12:45:42 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Has any President in history sunk to such a level of self-flattery & validation-seeking?)
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To: DemforBush

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.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 1:08:39 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: NoCmpromiz

Webb was also pretty funny on the film “Your in the Navy Now”.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 1:26:14 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: DemforBush

Oh how I miss the good old days.


21 posted on 06/07/2014 4:25:40 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: DemforBush

Here’s a little-known fact for ya, Sammy: Jack Webb turned down the role of Dean Vernon Wormer in “Animal House.”


22 posted on 06/07/2014 4:43:27 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: zeestephen
The recruits are calling Sergeant Jack Webb, “Sir.” Is that a script error, or was the military protocol different in those days?
Marine boots call their DIs "sir" to teach them how to speak to officers.
Don't know when it started.
23 posted on 06/07/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: righttackle44

Is it too early to head down to the slop chute for a beer?


24 posted on 06/07/2014 5:52:53 AM PDT by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: DemforBush

webb wasn’t a Marine, however, he did the best acting portrayal of a Marine (and Gunny/T/Sgt)I have seen ever!
Bar none!

I have this and some info re ribbon creek, plt #71, etc. posted online...

Semper Fidelis
Dick.G: AMERICAN!
aka: Gunny G
******


25 posted on 06/07/2014 7:04:32 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: oh8eleven

Thanks - I had no idea.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: DemforBush
Before there was R. Lee Ermey as GySgt Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket”, there was Jack Webb as SSgt Moore in “The D.I.”. Webb owned the role as the crusty D.I. until R. Lee Ermey came along later.

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.

27 posted on 06/07/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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