Highway Patrol: Season 3, Episode 35

Explosives (2 Jun. 1958)

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A disgruntled truck driver abducts his estranged wife and threatens to detonate a truckload of unstable pure potassium while she remains trapped inside it.



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Episode cast overview:
Alan Wells ...
Larry Bolton
Jan Shepard ...
Peg Bolton
Jeff DeBenning ...
Mr. Clay
Ron Foster ...
Officer Garvey
Eleanore Tanin ...
Jack Lester ...
Demolitions Expert
George Diestel ...
Frances O'Farrell ...
Policewoman Eleanor Scott
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Gambling losses and various lies told to conceal them finally catch up to Larry Bolton. His wife Peg asks for a divorce and he is fired from his job as a truck driver for March Chemical on the same day. He retaliates by abducting Peg and hijacking a March truck loaded with unstable pure potassium. The material can be easily detonated with water and Bolton plans to restrain Peg in the truck and use it to blow up the March plant. Dan Mathews, a policewoman, and a demolitions expert utilize a high-risk ruse to position themselves for a last-ditch attempt to prevent a cataclysmic disaster. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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2 June 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "March Chemical Company" gate was the same set as the lumberyard in Highway Patrol: The Judge (1958), which aired two weeks earlier. See more »


When Bolton pulls up to the disabled car, it is completely off the road and to the right of the white line. After the camera angle changes, the front of the car is well over the white line and blocking the road. In the final scene as Matthews and the policewoman are walking to the car, it is again to the right of the white line. See more »


Chief Dan Mathews: Leave your blood at the Red Cross, or your Community Blood Bank - not on the highway!
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