Highway Patrol: Season 3, Episode 12

Chain Store (23 Dec. 1957)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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A delivery driver commits a series of armed robberies against individual stores that make up a small supermarket chain.



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Episode cast overview:
Michael Garth ...
Susan Dorn ...
Alberta Cowley
Cliff Parker
William Boyett ...
Officer Johnson
Hal Hoover ...
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Disgruntled delivery driver Sam Cowley dons a mask and commits armed robberies at different supermarkets owned by his boss, Cliff Parker. Cowley comes under suspicion when Dan Mathews learns that he recently "lost" his master key to all of Parker's markets. Cowley believes he can outwit Dan by changing his procedure and robbing the previously-victimized Lauby Market. Officer Johnson spots Cowley at the Lauby Market immediately after the robbery and Dan subsequently finds the stolen money and the mask at the Cowleys' home. The Cowleys temporarily escape when the reluctant Alberta Cowley holds Dan at gunpoint, but they soon find themselves stymied at a roadblock set by Officer Johnson at Dan's direction. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

23 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dan Mathews is seen driving a 1957 Dodge Coronet throughout this episode. However, a 1956 Mercury Monterey is the car shown in the footage used to convey one of his travels to the Cowley home. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: In crime prevention, the work of law enforcement agencies is often hampered by the lack of one seemingly unimportant bit of information that could mean the difference between success or failure in apprehending the lawbreaker. Store owner Cliff Parker had neglected to report one small fact to the Highway Patrol, a fact he thought to be insignificant. On April tenth at exactly seven a.m., as he prepared to open his market for the day, this oversight brought him face to face with a ...
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