Highway Patrol: Season 1, Episode 27

Motorcycle A (2 Apr. 1956)

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A café owner's grudge against motorcyclists leads to the accidental death of a Highway Patrol officer.

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Jack Edwards ...
Bernie Sills
Paula Houston ...
Mrs. Birdie Sills
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Joe Keeley
John Compton ...
Nick West
Jay Douglas ...
Officer Dorsey
Steve Masino ...
Ralph Hogan
Sandy Sanders ...
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Cafe owner Bernie Sills hates motorcyclists because of injuries to his wife and damages to his property during a renegade biker attack months earlier. When he threatens non-violent cyclists Joe Keeley and Nick West with a shotgun, a minor altercation ensues after Mrs. Sills calls the Highway Patrol. Responding Officer Jack Anders is killed in an accident involving a truck driver's negligence while pursuing Keeley and West. When Dan Mathews and Officer Dorsey investigate, Sills tries to blame the cyclists for Officer Anders' death. He exaggerates their behavior in his statements, but he is careful not to mention that he had provoked the altercation by brandishing the shotgun. Dan advises Sills that Keeley and West are being sought primarily as witnesses to the accident and notes that Mrs. Sills seems to be seeking to distance herself somewhat from her husband's statements. When Keeley and West are located, Dan and Officer Dorsey hear a very different story concerning the incident and ... Written by Sam Spear

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Mrs. Sills: Suppose that officer dies - what happens to the truck driver?
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, if Officer Anders dies, the truck driver's going to face a manslaughter charge.
Bernie Sills: Well, that ain't fair. It's those two men on motorcycles who ought to be punished. They come zoomin' into town just achin' to start trouble. Last year, just eight months ago, fifty of 'em swooped down on this place. Scarin' kids to death, breakin' up our property. Run my wife down and broke her hip, that's what they did - she hasn't been able to ...
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Look for Clint Eastwood, in a cameo role
19 July 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

These vintage TV shows are often fun to watch. Broderick Crawford talks in a clipped, fast tone and walks more like a "hood."

I had Highway Patrol on early this morning did a double-take because I saw a very young actor in a small role as a motorcyclist. He looked familiar but I couldn't place the face to a name. When I saw the credits, I realized it was Clint Eastwood! It can be fun to watch these vintage shows, especially when you see a famous actor in his unknown days.

The episode was okay too. About a couple who run a rural diner and are having trouble with motorcycle "hoods." Someone gets killed and Crawford investigates only to find out that it's not entirely what it appears to be. The truth comes out in the end and the real criminal is arrested.


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