Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 37

Detour to Death (15 Jun. 1959)

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Two men and a woman use phony police uniforms and a fake detour sign to lure potential victims into concealed areas.


(as Monroe Askins)
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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Ron Foster ...
Officer Garvey
Gerrie Bender ...
Leander De Cordova ...
Diner counterman (as Leander DeCordova)
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Mike Keene ...
Harvey Talbot
George DeNormand ...
Mr. Denton
Art Gilmore ...
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Two men (Nicky and Freddie) and a woman (Casey) pull a series of armed robberies by disguising themselves as police officers and using a fake "detour" sign to lure their victims into secluded areas. They decide to flee the state after killing an uncooperative victim, but they cannot resist pulling an unplanned robbery when a tempting target is spotted at a roadside diner. Casey is forced to commandeer the victim's car and use him as a hostage after the original robbery plan is stymied by a Highway Patrol roadblock. When the victim signals his peril by dropping his wallet onto the road, Dan Mathews and Sergeant Johnson follow the car and ultimately find themselves in an armed conflict with the trio. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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15 June 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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(Narrator): The erratic method of the amateur hoodlum is a serious problem to all law enforcement agencies. They have no dread so great as the amateur with a gun, coupled with a lack of knowledge that goes with it. For this combination can be a sure mixture for death.
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