A wrongly-convicted recent parolee is determined to kill the bus driver whose mistaken testimony was responsible for his incarceration.





Episode cast overview:
Billy Nelson ...
Howard Silver
Mary Ellen Popel ...
Emily Silver
William Boyett ...
Officer Johnson
Hal Gerard ...
Jerry Reynolds
Vance Skarstedt ...
Officer Larrabee
Joe McGuinn ...
Spec Martin
Wayne Heffley ...
Officer Dennis
Wendy Wilde ...
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Dying holdup man Spec Martin smugly claims that Howard Silver was imprisoned for a robbery he didn't commit. Dan Mathews verifies the claim and is able to secure Silver's release. Although free, Silver is embittered by his experience and returns home to find his wife dead and his daughter Emily alone and struggling financially. He becomes coldly determined to kill the bus driver whose mistaken testimony resulted in his conviction. Emily alerts the Highway Patrol and Dan Mathews moves quickly to try to prevent the murder. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

16 December 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A 37 cent bus fare adjusted for inflation in 2015 would cost $3.14. See more »


Officer Larrabee while taking the call from the girl at the filling station exhibits clairvoyance. Even though all she said after her brief initial report and before he hung up the phone was "He's just driving away now", Larrabee was able to get the direction of travel, the color and style of the getaway car, and the license plate. He then broadcast this information to field units. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Protection and vindication of the innocent is as important to the peace officer as is the apprehension and punishment of the guilty. On August fourth of last year, the boastful wanderings of a twisted criminal mind created an unusual situation for the Highway Patrol.
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