Highway Patrol: Season 3, Episode 32

Phony Cop (12 May 1958)

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A woman makes diversionary false crime reports so that her husband can rob businesses while wearing a Highway Patrolman's uniform.


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Episode cast overview:
Glen Gordon ...
Bert Loman
Florence Shaen ...
Mae Loman
Jane Hampton ...
Alice Crane
Vance Skarstedt ...
Officer Larrabee
Robert Lynn ...
Albert Murray
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Dorothea Nagel ...
Art Gilmore ...
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Mae Loman calls the Highway Patrol with a hysterical (and false) report of a robbery and assault in order to divert their attention so that her husband Bert can rob a loan company of $8,000 while impersonating a Highway Patrol officer. They decide to rob a nursery the same day using a similar ruse, unaware that the loan office manager has identified Bert. Dan Mathews and his officers notify nearby businesses of the Lomans' manner of operation and nursery office manager Alice Crane calls when she sees Bert outside in a Highway Patrol uniform. Dan and Officers Simpson and Larrabee trap Bert in the nursery office. Aware of trouble, Mae shows up and deliberately blunders into a situation where Bert can take her as a "hostage" in a last-ditch effort to allow them to escape. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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12 May 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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$8,000 in 1958 had the same purchasing power as $59,300 in 2009. See more »


The narration says that the story takes place on "May 20", but the trees in the area are largely void of foliage and it is apparent that filming actually took place during the late fall or winter months. See more »


Mae Loman: I'd just like to know how you knew I wasn't a real hostage.
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, like all women, you're fascinated by a telephone. I talked to you three times today. C'mon, move!
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