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Orville H. Hampton (screenplay)
Fred Myton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 July 1950 (USA) See more »
ORGANIZED ROAD AGENTS HI-JACKING $40,000,000 LOOT PER YEAR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
A truck driver stops on a rainy road at night to help a stranded motorist, but it turns out to be a ruse--he is attacked... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Aip Composer Paul Dunlap Dies
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 24 March 2010, 12:34 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Jim Davis ... Joe Harper

Marcia Mae Jones ... Jean Harper (as Marsha Jones)

Sid Melton ... 'Killer'

David Bruce ... Matt

Paul Cavanagh ... Hagen

Ralph Sanford ... Stephen Clark

House Peters Jr. ... Hank

Iris Adrian ... Aggie
George Eldredge ... Digbey
William E. Green ... Arthur Kent

Margia Dean ... Dolly, the Waitress

Kit Guard ... Parolee (as Kid Guard)
Lee Phelps ... Highway Patrolman

Myron Healey ... Police Broadcaster

Lee Bennett ... Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Al Bain ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Man Outside Diner (uncredited)
James J. Casino ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Henchman (uncredited)

William Haade ... Highway Patrol Inspector (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Strongarm (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

Steve Pendleton ... Detective (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
Tony Urchel ... Loader (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Orville H. Hampton  screenplay (as Orville Hampton)
Fred Myton  screenplay
Fred Myton  story
Raymond L. Schrock  story (as Ray Shrock)

Produced by
Jack Leewood .... associate executive producer
Murray Lerner .... executive producer
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Philip Tannura  (as Phil Tennura)
Film Editing by
Edward Mann 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Davis .... assistant director
Art Department
George Bahr .... property
Sound Department
Frank Webster .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff King .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Neff .... gaffer (uncredited)
Howard Roessel .... grip (uncredited)
Ernest Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Offord .... wardrobe
Other crew
Emilie Ehrlich .... script supervisor (as Emily Ehrlich)
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Sloat .... furrier

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65 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Average Little Programmer, 30 November 2011
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

An ex-con trucker works to clear himself from involvement with a gang of hi-jackers.

Can't expect much from a cheapo Lippert production, but this little programmer manages some interest. Davis does well as an ex-con truck driver. His skinny, towering frame and bushy hair have a different look from the usual Hollywood lead. The movie also benefits from highway filming along a major route into LA. Then too, I expect there's some insight into hi-jacking operations of the time since that angle appears pretty realistic.

But why-oh-why does Lippert insist on putting pint-sized Sid Melton in so many of their productions. Here, his silly phony tough guy does nothing but detract from what's otherwise a sober crime drama. Not so, the one-and-only Iris Adrian as a hash house waitress. Too bad Lippert didn't realize she furnishes enough expert comedy relief without the clumsy Melton. Also, look for Paul Cavanaugh (Hagen) whose polished bad guys graced many superior productions of the 30's and 40's.

Nothing special here. Just one of those minor programmers that would soon get absorbed into half-hour TV, in this case, into Highway Patrol (1955-1959).

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