Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 33

Auto Press (18 May 1959)

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The perpetrator of a robbery and murder attempts to dispose of the getaway car by convincing his brother to crush it beyond recognition in a large hydraulic press.



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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Sgt. Ken Williams
Anne Neyland ...
Gloria Tulley
Robert Tetrick ...
Frank Tulley
David Kramer ...
Joe Tulley
Joel Mondeaux ...
Mr. Larkin
Wayne Heffley ...
Officer Dennis
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Joe Tulley is forced to shoot the proprietor during a botched gas station holdup, and a nearby witness named Larkin identifies Tulley, his car, and his wife Gloria as they attempt to speed away from the scene. When the proprietor dies, Tulley knows that the Highway Patrol will be searching relentlessly for the getaway car, and he pleads with his hard-working brother Frank to dispose of the car by crushing it beyond recognition in a large hydraulic press used in Frank's auto salvage business. Frank is aware of Joe's culpability in the robbery and murder inasmuch as all auto salvage yards have already been visited and advised to be on the lookout for the car. The heretofore honest Frank struggles with the idea of helping his wayward younger brother out of the situation, particularly since a murder is involved. Finally, however, Frank very reluctantly agrees to help and he is able to get the car into the press minutes before Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams return to personally ... Written by Sam Spear

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18 May 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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$100 in 1959 had the same buying power as $817.20 in 2015. See more »


When the robbers arrive home, their car will not allow the garage door to close, and the edge of the door is a couple of feet from the ground. After the husband leaves the house, the garage door is nearly closed- only inches away from the ground. See more »


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Narrator: To law enforcement agencies, one of the most dangerous criminals is the unpredictable, armed beginner. Because he is always nervous, often frightened, his comparatively minor crimes frequently explode into crimes of major violence. Such an explosion occurred six weeks ago, when Joe Tulley, with his wife, Gloria, attempted what appeared to be a simple holdup of a service station.
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