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Highway 13 (1948)

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Hank Wilson is a driver for a truck for a big transportation company which is in financial straits. He is in love with Doris Lacy, a waitress at the truck-stop where the company has its ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Robert Lowery ...
Pamela Blake ...
Doris Lacy
Clem Bevans ...
Bill 'Pops' Lacy
Michael Whalen ...
Frank Denton
Steve Pendleton ...
George Montgomery (as Gaylord Pendleton)
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Company Detective
Maris Wrixon ...
Mary Hadley
Mary Gordon ...
Aunt Myrt Lacy
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Hank Wilson is a driver for a truck for a big transportation company which is in financial straits. He is in love with Doris Lacy, a waitress at the truck-stop where the company has its truck fleet serviced. Frequent accidents near the place leads the company to hire a private detective to investigate, and when the detective is murdered Hank is arrested as a suspect. The insurance company that covers the fleet has him released and he is sent back to work with instructions to investigate the accidents on his own. The trail leads to the uncle of Doris, and one of the part-owners of the company. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DANGER AND MYSTERY AHEAD...ON THE JINX HIGHWAY -- patrolled by a Phantom Killer!

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28 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Il terrore dell'autostrada  »

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Keep on Truckin'
8 February 2015 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

"Highway 13" is one of a trio of grade-B thrillers available on on a single DVD from Netflix. What's strange is that while they are all American movies, they're preceded by a card confirming their approval by the British Board of Censors. The mystery here is why the rigs of one trucking company, North Express, keep rolling off Highway 13, plunging into the canyons below. A detective hired to masquerade as a truck driver -- and ferret out the culprits -- doesn't last long. Now it's up to square-jawed trucker Robert Lowrey to do the sleuthing, although it may cost him his fiancée. Lowrey isn't bad but it's the character actors who trot off with the honors. Clem Bevans, as an old coot who runs a diner down the road from where the trucks keep crashing, is a grubby, gabby cantankerous stand-out. And Dan Seymour, who spent most of his career playing icy villains, has a rare shot at innocence as an insurance agent. The denouement doesn't make much sense, but if you're in the mood for some motorized mayhem, take a look.


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