Newlyweds Carl and Jennifer Stone find themselves pursued by the Highway Patrol and a would-be killer after they witness the murder of a diner counterman.




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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Lasse Hellman ...
Pete Norton (as Les Hellman)
Mary-Robin Redd ...
Jennifer Stone
Ray Hastings ...
Joe Norton
Lou Colvin ...
Carl Stone
Oween Cameron ...
Claire Braddock
Irene Barton ...
Motel Manager
Lorraine Dell Wood ...
Narrator (voice)


Newlyweds Carl and Jennifer Stone arrive at Phillips' Cafe just in time to witness a botched robbery in which the counterman is killed. Perpetrator Joe Norton permits the two to leave on the condition that they never tell anyone what they saw. Joe's brother Pete is dubious and sets out to find and silence the frightened witnesses for good. Carl Stone subsequently has an attack of conscience and provides Dan Mathews with an anonymous tip that leads to Joe Norton's arrest. Joe's alibi is shaky, but Dan is determined to use existing leads to find the Stones in order to make the case airtight. Pete Norton catches up to the Stones, but Dan arrives shortly thereafter and uses a ruse to lure Pete into the open. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

6 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first episode in which William Boyett's character was renamed "Sergeant Ken Williams". For the preceding three seasons, his character was named "Officer Johnson" (occasionally becoming "Sergeant Johnson" without any explanation). See more »


During the robbery and murder, the criminal never says anything about having any friends, in fact he says if they say anything to the cops "I'll come looking for you." Matthews later calls him the "Lonesome Bandit". In a following scene while packing in their motel room, both witnesses fear the criminal's friends coming after them. Mrs. Stone says "You heard what he said, he'll kill us, and if he doesn't his friends will." No such friends were mentioned or intimated. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The problem of law and order is not the private concern of the man wearing the badge. In its never-ending war against crime, the Highway Patrol, like every law enforcement agency, needs the cooperation and support of all the citizens. On Thursday morning, while on a cross-country honeymoon trip, Mr. And Mrs. Carl Stone stopped at a diner and became involved in murder.
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