State Trooper: Season 2, Episode 10

The Perilous Picnic (19 Jan. 1958)

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A man kidnaps two women from a national park and threatens them unless his former boss ransoms them. Blake goes undercover as a photographer to try to rescue the missing women before they come to harm.



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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ...
Veda Ann Borg ...
Sheila Granville
Tom Dillon ...
Lesley Adams (as Thomas P. Dillon)
John Dennis ...
Burt Granville
Sue George ...
Sue Adams
Jeanne Bates ...
Martha Adams
Harry Hickox ...
Sheriff Elder
Kenneth Patterson ...
Mr. Brighton


A fired employee harbors a grudge against a factory owner and trails them to a remote Nevada state park where he holds the man's wife and daughter prisoner while his accomplice collects money to ransom them. Blake and Sheriff Elder learn the husband is cashing checks all over Las Vegas and investigate the unusual financial transactions. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama




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19 January 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. The shortage of water in the desert to the Southwest can be and has been a disaster at one time or another. There's a case on file, however, where a life was saved by an insufficent supply of water. I'll be back in a moment to tell you about it in a case we call, "The Perilous Picnic".
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