Highway Patrol: Season 3, Episode 22

Tear Gas Copter (3 Mar. 1958)

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Dan Mathews uses the Highway Patrol helicopter and tear gas in an effort to flush out two wanted fugitives who have taken a woman hostage inside her own house.


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Episode cast overview:
Lawrence Green ...
Ann Spencer ...
Mrs. Dean
Paul Gary ...
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Mary Hennessy ...
Bob Powers ...
Bob Gilbreath ...
Helicopter Pilot (as Robert Gilbreath)
Lorraine Dell Wood ...
Dispatcher (as Laraine Dell Wood)
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


A chance encounter at a roadside diner results in the shooting death of one member of a gang of three holdup men and the abduction of Officer Jimmy Simpson. Alice (the diner waitress) alerts the Highway Patrol and Dan Mathews uses the Patrol's helicopter to follow them in the rough terrain. The two release Simpson after knocking him unconscious, but they take refuge in a remote farmhouse and terrorize its occupant, Mrs. Dean. Given the ruthlessness and unpredictability of the two fugitives, Dan decides to take a chance on helping the frightened woman escape her captors so he can utilize the helicopter to obtain an ideal vantage point for using tear gas to force the criminals into the open. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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3 March 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Grier: [after being handcuffed] What are you going to do to me?
Chief Dan Mathews: I'm going to introduce you to thirteen friends of mine - a judge and a jury. Alright - move!
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