A handyman robs a local businessman of $11,000 in charitable donations, then attempts to frame a local beautician for the crime.

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Lee Rhodes ...
Harve Case
Fran Andrade ...
Paul Power ...
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Lucy Briscoe
Joe Patridge ...
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Linné Ahlstrand ...
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Handyman Harve Case robs local businessman Fred Briscoe of $11,000 in donations to the "Mother's March" for the children's wing of the local hospital. The initial investigation points to beautician Mabel Wayne, a committee member who knew how the funds would be transported. When Dan Mathews travels to Mabel's Hill-Top Beauty Salon to question her, he finds that she had been assaulted by Case after she found him trying to plant some of the stolen money in her salon. Dan learns that Case had previously overheard Mabel and Lucy Briscoe talking about plans for transporting the money. Case fires at Dan and attempts to escape on a motorcycle, but he is soon hemmed in by strategically placed roadblocks. Written by Sam Spear

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13 January 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Linné Ahlstrand who played the dispatcher would be the Playboy playmate of the month for July 1958, which is the month the crime took place. See more »

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Matthews questions Mr. Briscoe and asks him to describe the suspect, to include height, clothing worn, hat, hair, or eyes. Briscoe only described the suspect's hat, hair color, and eye color. When the officer put out the alert via radio, his description included things not described by Briscoe: Height, weight, build, and jacket. The only described items he included were the eye color and hat, however he omitted the hair color. It's clear Briscoe did not tell the officer these details prior to Matthews' arrival since he did not say words to the effect of "Like I told the officer". See more »

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[closing lines]
Mabel Wayne: I hope no one got hurt.
Chief Dan Mathews: No. Nobody did.
[He takes from Mabel the bag containing the charitable donations that Harve Case had stolen]
Chief Dan Mathews: We'll keep this at headquarters.
Mabel Wayne: There's fifteen dollars missing.
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, there is? Hold this for a second, will ya.
[He hands the bag back to Mabel, takes a bill from his pocket and places it in the bag, and takes back the bag]
Chief Dan Mathews: That's from the Highway Patrol.
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Lesser Episode
21 November 2017 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Plot-- Respectable neighborhood mothers go door-to-door collecting donations for hospital improvements. But once the aggregate amount is collected, a masked robber steals the money before it's taken to the bank. But where did he get his inside info. Now it looks like an inside job, but which of the mothers is guilty of tipping him off.

The series strengths are mostly in evidence—brisk pacing, location photography, ordinary looking people. Trouble is the shoot-outs are poorly staged. For example, a shot is fired into a door that leaves no mark! Then too, the fusillade between Patrol and robber again show no effects. Come on series producers, how much does it cost for exploding caps in the woodwork, the way it's usually done. Then too, there's the roadblock on a deserted dirt road with no backstory for why it's in such an isolated spot (Did I maybe miss something). All in all, the half-hour is definitely not among the series best.


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