Highway Patrol (TV Series 1955–1959) Poster

(1955–1959)

Episode List

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Season 1

3 Oct. 1955
Prison Break
A vicious, unpredictable prison escapee abandons his injured partner, ambushes a highway patrolman, and uses the patrolman's uniform and gun to hijack a school bus in a daring attempt to escape his pursuers.
 
10 Oct. 1955
Machine-Napping
Two thieves steal a $100,000 computer and demand that amount as ransom in exchange for its safe return.
 
17 Oct. 1955
Reckless Driving
Tragedy results when an impatient traveling salesman refuses to heed numerous warnings concerning his predilection for speeding and taking chances while driving.
 
24 Oct. 1955
Lookout
An innocent man who unknowingly accompanies two acquaintances on an armed robbery flees and finds himself pursued by the Highway Patrol and by one of the revenge-seeking felons.
 
31 Oct. 1955
Gambling
Dan Mathews and his officers assist a county sheriff in closing down a club that offers illicit gambling.
 
7 Nov. 1955
Hitchhiker
A series of fraudulent insurance claims is discovered after Dan Mathews and his officers learn that the "accidental" death of a migrant worker was actually a homicide.
 
14 Nov. 1955
Desert Town
Dan Mathews is determined to find out why the residents of a small town are behaving suspiciously and anxious to see him leave.
 
21 Nov. 1955
Radioactive
Dan Mathews and his officers race against time to find a stolen oil indicator device that contains potentially lethal radioactive pellets.
 
Dec. 1955
Reformed Criminal
Dan Mathews has reason to suspect the worst when a courier with a criminal record disappears with $31,000 after an automobile accident.
 
5 Dec. 1955
Father Thief
A young man is put in the uncomfortable position of trying to cover up his father's theft of automobile accessories.
 
Dec. 1955
Retired Gangster
Dan Mathews personally takes on the task of protecting a former crime boss who is scheduled to testify before a grand jury.
 
19 Dec. 1955
Phony Insurance
A "transportation maintenance service" provided to trucking companies by an apparently legitimate businessman proves to be little more than a protection racket.
 
Jan. 1956
Escort
Dan Mathews escorts a crusading senator to the scene of his hearings after he receives information that a prominent racketeer plans to murder him.
 
2 Jan. 1956
Resort
A recovering addict gives Dan Mathews and a state narcotics agent information that helps them identify an exclusive resort as a front for the distribution of heroin.
 
9 Jan. 1956
Girl Bandit
A scheming woman takes advantage of her husband, her paramour, and a complete stranger in an attempt to flee the U. S. with $53,000 in stolen funds.
 
16 Jan. 1956
Mountain Copter
An injured felon discovered in a mountain cabin leads the Highway Patrol helicopter on a difficult chase in treacherous terrain.
 
23 Jan. 1956
Lie Detector
Dan Mathews utilizes polygraph testing to identify the individuals who are responsible for the violent robbery of an elderly motel owner.
 
Feb. 1956
Scared Cop
A highly regarded Highway Patrol officer tenders his resignation after he finds himself unable to subdue and arrest his brother (an escaped prisoner).
 
1956
Harbor Story
Three men rob a series of banks in coastal towns, then pose as fishermen in order to escape in a boat piloted by their leader.
 
13 Feb. 1956
Hit and Run
Dan Mathews must cope with a family's effort to protect an emotionally fragile young woman who fled after striking a pedestrian with her car.
 
20 Feb. 1956
Car Theft
Car thieves purchase wrecked vehicles and transfer the VIN plates to stolen ones in order to escape detection.
 
1955
Human Bomb
A distraught engineer sets out on a suicide mission to destroy the chemical plant at which he was formerly employed.
 
Mar. 1956
Plane Crash
When a ranger checks the woods where a plane disappeared, it results in his murder and in the discovery of a kidnapped woman.
 
12 Mar. 1956
Desert Copter
The Highway Patrol helicopter pursues a smooth-talking but ruthless murder suspect who is trying to escape with a hostage over little-used desert roads.
 
19 Mar. 1956
Plant Robbery
Three thieves use a counterfeit armored car and stolen uniforms to steal $29,000 from a supermarket. The leader of the group becomes increasingly unpredictable and prone to violence as Dan Mathews and his men close in.
 
1956
Released Convict
A patient parolee decides the time is finally right to attempt the recovery of $250,000 stolen in an armored car robbery.
 
2 Apr. 1956
Motorcycle A
A café owner's grudge against motorcyclists leads to the accidental death of a Highway Patrol officer.
 
9 Apr. 1956
Mental Patient
An escapee from a mental hospital is the primary suspect in the violent death of a farmer.
 
16 Apr. 1956
License Plates
An alert boy is able to give Dan Mathews information that provides a critical break in the pursuit of a recidivist thief.
 
23 Apr. 1956
Hitchhiker Dies
A man who picks up a hitchhiker is accused of complicity in an armed robbery when coincidence and circumstantial evidence point strongly toward his guilt.
 
30 Apr. 1956
Blast Area Copter
A gunman and his female hostage unwittingly wander into a designated blasting area.
 
May 1956
Anti-Toxin
Dan Mathews and his officers attempt to ensure the delivery of life-saving gas gangrene serum to a 10-year-old victim.
 
14 May 1956
Dead Patrolman
A Highway Patrol officer is murdered while pursuing a car stolen from a lonely bookstore owner.
 
21 May 1956
Art Robbery
Two thieves attempt to steal valuable paintings and demand ransom of $500,000. but they are forced to commit murder when the plan goes awry.
 
28 May 1956
Runaway Boy
Fearing an operation, a resourceful boy with damaged eyesight manages to stay just a step ahead of the Highway Patrol's efforts to return him safely to his parents.
 
4 Jun. 1956
Taxi
A botched gas station robbery results in the murder of a Highway Patrol officer and the abduction of a farmer and his wife.
 
11 Jun. 1956
Missing Witness
A woman's ill-advised attempt to save her former fiancé from a murder conviction results in the realization that the actual killer may still be at large.
 
18 Jun. 1956
Prospector
A poor prospector arouses suspicion when he suddenly begins paying off long-standing debts from a large roll of new $100 bills.
 
25 Jun. 1956
Christmas Story
Dan Mathews and Sergeant Corey spend Christmas Eve searching for a lost six-year-old girl.
 

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