Highway Patrol: Season 1, Episode 35

Runaway Boy (28 May 1956)

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Fearing an operation, a resourceful boy with damaged eyesight manages to stay just a step ahead of the Highway Patrol's efforts to return him safely to his parents.


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Episode cast overview:
Brad Morrow ...
Jimmy Adams
Eve McVeagh ...
Mrs. West
Howard Wright ...
Gregory Moffett ...
Eddie Streeter (as Greg Moffett)
Joe Brown Jr. ...
Mr. Hastings (as Joe Brown)
Mauritz Hugo ...
James Adams
Richard Devon ...
Art Gilmore ...
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12-year old Jimmy Adams needs an operation to correct his eyesight but is afraid of hospitals and runs away from home. Despite a bicycle accident caused by his faulty vision, Jimmy manages to make his way to his father's home in Ridgeley, but he runs away again when he becomes aware that the Highway Patrol is looking for him. He tries to hitchhike on a nearby highway, where he meets a transient named Gorman. When Gorman learns that Jimmy is a runaway, he is fearful of being caught with the boy and sends him up a secondary road near a sharp drop-off. A motorist's tip leads Dan Mathews to Gorman, and he learns that he may have only moments to prevent Jimmy from stumbling over the drop-off and onto the rocks below. Written by Sam Spear

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28 May 1956 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: The Highway Patrol, because of the nature of its work, comes in contact with two main types of people: first, the lawbreaker, either careless or deliberate; second, the innocent victim of an accident or a criminal act. Occasionally the Patrol must deal with a third type of person, too often the most difficult to handle: someone who, while not guilty of a crime, becomes, through his own immaturity and fear, a fugitive.
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