State Trooper (1956– )
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Joker's Dead 

Blake investigates when a compulsive practical joker is found dead at a resort.





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Episode cast overview:
Charles Bowman
Eleanore Tanin ...
Esther Milford
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Big Mike George
Molly Crane
Spa Woman


When a practical joker is found murdered in a guest ranch's exercise room, Lt. Blake and Sheriff Anderson investigate and discover a cloud of suspects, ranging from a dazed former wrestler once tried for manslaughter, a small town businessman being blackmailed by the murdered man and the dead man's wife, a criminal living under an assumed name. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

14 July 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. Sometimes cases take nothing but paperwork and hours spent at a desk. Then there are times when a night's sleep is something to look forward to like next summer's vacation. Now keeping fit is part of every law officer's job. I spent some time recently in a modern, fully-equiped gymnasium. I got lots of exercise, but it wasn't to keep me in shape - it was to save a life. That life happened to be my own. ...
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