State Trooper: Season 3, Episode 17

Let 'Em Eat Smoke (23 Apr. 1959)

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Blake parachutes into a forest fire to capture a murder suspect hiding in an abandoned mine.



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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ...
Jody Lawrance ...
Patty Roberts (as Jody Lawrence)
Charles Bateman ...
Jeff Roberts
Garry Walberg ...
Dewey Binns
Will J. White ...
Hank Patton
Robert Williams ...
Dispatcher (as Robert B. Williams)


Blake pursues a hipster wanted for murder. The trail leads to a national forest where the killer wants to eliminate the husband of his former girlfriend, but a lightning strike and resultant forest fire causes the murderer to flee before the can carry out his revenge. To protect the smokejumpers fighting the blaze, Blaze risks parachuting into the vicinity to capture his quarry. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama




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23 April 1959 (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. Naw, it's not a beecatchers bonnet, it's a type of mask and helmet worn by the jumpers of the Forest Service firefighting division. They're the first to go in when a fire has been spotted - just a handful of them to try to stop or turn the blaze before it gets out of control. The big catch to their job - aside from trying to find a soft tree to land in - is that they can jump in... but they can't jump out. ...
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