Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 17

Narcotics Racket (26 Jan. 1959)

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Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams pursue two swindlers who pose as a corrupt narcotics agent and a heroin pusher in order to extort bribe money from their victims.



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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
William McGraw ...
Charles Webster ...
Mr. Hochman (as Chuck Webster)
George Meader ...
Walter Bigg
Terry Blake ...
Ma Davis
Lorraine Dell Wood ...
Dispatcher (as Lorraine Del Wood)
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


A man and woman (Fred and Honey) pose as a federal narcotics agent and an apprehended pusher in order to swindle businesspeople by convincing them that their relatives will be implicated in drug crimes if they don't pay thousands of dollars in bribe money. When their attempt to swindle diner owner "Ma" Davis ends in murder, they decide to pull two more quick jobs before leaving the area. They panic and flee the scene when their second target refuses to be taken, and he is subsequently able to give the Highway Patrol a description of the two and their vehicles. They abandon one of their cars in an attempt to elude the roadblocks, but a violent confrontation ensues when they are spotted by Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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26 January 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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After the botched hardware store caper, Honey tells Fred that the store owner could not have sen her car since it was parked "too far up the road". When they left the store, her car was parked right in front of his. See more »


Honey: [as wounded Fred is handcuffed] What'd you have to shoot him for?
Chief Dan Mathews: Look, he's gonna live. He's not shot as bad as Ma Davis is.
Honey: I wish I'd killed both of you!
Sergeant Ken Williams: That's what I like about this job - you meet such nice people.
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