Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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 Chief Dan Mathews / ... (156 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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(156 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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At the end of the show each week, Broderick Crawford would make a safety announcement. One of his famous ones was "Leave your blood at the Red Cross, not on the highway". He always ended by saying "This is Broderick Crawford saying see you next week". See more »

Goofs

Although well known for his line via radio of "21-50 to headquarters", Broderick Crawford throughout the series failed to properly use the radio microphone. On occasion, he held it backwards and spoke into the metal clip that held it on the dashboard, and he usually did not release the push-to-talk button after speaking (this would have prevented him from hearing headquarters). Other actors such as William Boyett did not make this error when using the microphone. See more »

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Chief Dan Mathews: 21-50 to headquarters!
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"10-4"
10 August 2001 | by (Costilla, NM) – See all my reviews

This series did for the California Highway Patrol what "Dragnet" did for the LAPD; i.e. established a mythology and a standard of professional conduct. I knew two retired CHP officers (both retired in the late 1960s) who loved this series. It is no small joke that in the Dan Aykroyd movie comedy Dragnet, Harry Morgan is watching "Highway Patrol" on TV when Aykroyd's character calls him on the phone. I, too, wish the old tapes had been saved for posterity.


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