Highway Patrol: Season 1, Episode 37

Missing Witness (11 Jun. 1956)

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A woman's ill-advised attempt to save her former fiancé from a murder conviction results in the realization that the actual killer may still be at large.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pat Walter ...
Molly Weems
Joe Macklin
Morgan Jones ...
Sgt. Corey
John Dennis ...
Ralph Reagan
Art Gilmore ...
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Artist Molly Weems shows up at Highway Patrol headquarters claiming that convicted "Sunrise Park Killer" George Crenshaw is innocent. When Dan Mathews confronts her with the many inconsistencies in her story, Molly admits that she was lying to try to save Crenshaw (her former fiancé) from execution. Surprisingly, an attempt is made on Molly's life after reporter Joe Macklin prematurely prints a story about her claims and includes her home address. Molly survives the attack, but Dan deduces that she may have unknowingly been correct about Crenshaw and that the real "Sunrise Park Killer" could still be at large. Dan stakes out Molly's home and eventually finds himself face to face with the pusillanimous killer. Written by Sam Spear

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11 June 1956 (USA)  »

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Narrator: Along with the apprehension of persons suspected of a crime, the Highway Patrol is concerned with obtaining evidence - evidence that will prove those persons innocent or guilty. In the trial of murder suspect George Crenshaw, the evidence seemed to indicate guilty, until a young artist named Molly Weems headed for the office of the Highway Patrol to give new information concerning the murder of which Crenshaw was accused.
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A tense drama
24 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shortly before a man is almost certainly to be convicted of murder, a woman reports to the Highway Patrol that he couldn't possibly be guilty as she saw the real murderer and it was not the man on trial. A reporter overhears this and sends in a report to his paper and the paper publishes the story giving the woman's name and address. Come to find out the woman was lying in an effort to save the man on trial who was an old boyfriend of hers. But by dramatic coincidence, the real murderer reads and believes the newspaper story and sets out to kill the woman. It was interesting that the reporter got the woman's name and address off the car registration which at that time had to be attached to the steering wheel post of her car. I recall when that was required and am certainly glad that that practice is no longer used. This was a good episode.

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