A murderous fugitive hitches a ride with a newlywed couple who are pulling a travel trailer, then takes them as hostages when they learn his identity from a radio broadcast.



(screenplay) (as Joel Malcolm Rapp)


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Episode cast overview:
Jay Douglas ...
Officer Dorsey
David Carlile ...
Jim Rogers
Cynthia Baer ...
Mrs. Rogers
Diane DeLaire ...
Mrs. Williams
Dean Cromer ...
Officer Henderson
George Cisar ...
Hal Bishop
Coulter Irwin ...
Steve Talbot
Kathy Marlowe ...
Audrey Talbot
Charles Crafts ...
Airport Ticket Agent
Narrator / Radio Announcer (voice)


Career criminal Steve Talbot's "final" jewelry heist goes awry when he has to kill the jeweler and is spotted by a bystander who notifies the Highway Patrol. Talbot's inexpensive getaway car breaks down before he can reach the airport and flee the area with his wife Audrey, so he hitches a ride with Jim Rogers and his wife, who are pulling a travel trailer. He subsequently takes Mrs. Rogers hostage in the trailer after a radio broadcast identifies him as a fugitive. Dan Mathews and his officers release the car and trailer from a roadblock, then drive ahead to the airport to capture Audrey Talbot and position themselves for an attempt to capture her husband and rescue the terrified Mrs. Rogers. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama





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22 October 1956 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Art Gilmore pulls double duty in this episode. In addition to his regular role as narrator, he is heard as the voice of the radio newscaster who alerts the kindly Mr. and Mrs. Rogers to the fact that their scar-faced passenger is a fugitive and a murderer. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: It is the job of all law enforcement agencies, and of the Highway Patrol in particular, to maintain a high standard of safety on our nation's roads. It is the obligation of conscientious citizens to exercise care in choosing and maintaining dependable, safe-driving automobiles. On the morning of May 15th, two young people purchased an old car, apparently the best they could afford, from a local used car dealer. But this was no ordinary young couple. The man was Steve Talbot, ...
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Good deed has bad result
30 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steve and Audrey Talbot, both ex-cons are heading to an airport with the money from a robbery. But Steve, for some inexplicable reason, decides he wants to do one last robbery of a jewelry store. A robbery that goes very wrong when he kills the owner. He flees but the crummy used car he bought just that morning breaks down and a kind couple give him a lift. Not a good idea as when they hear a radio announcement giving the description of Talbot, he pulls a gun on them and then he and the wife hide in the travel trailer the couple is towing. The Highway Patrol is in hot pursuit and track Talbot to the airport. One of the great strengths of this series is that much of the series is filmed on location and not in studio settings. We get a lot of street scenes and shots of small town houses and businesses. One such scene showed the the store front for the Verdugo Escrow Company. Seeing that I immediately thought of Elena Verdugo, the actress best known for the Marcus Welby television show. The Verdugo family was evidently a family important since the days the Spanish were dominant in California.

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