Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 2

Hostage (13 Oct. 1958)

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Desperate to avoid capture and extradition on first-degree murder charges, a wounded fugitive takes a young woman and her paraplegic mother as hostages.


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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Whitey Sims
Joan Marshall ...
Alice Carter
Gretchen Thomas ...
Mrs. Carter
Wayne Heffley ...
Sergeant (Dispatcher)
Max Palmer ...
Sergeant Samson
Mark Dunhill ...
Martin Sims
Frances O'Farrell ...
Mrs. Burns
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Vicious Whitey Sims is being extradited to Nevada to face a first degree murder charge and a likely death sentence. He manages to escape from Sergeant Samson, but he is shot and wounded by Dan Mathews. Sims abducts Alice Carter and forces her to drive to the apartment/card store that she shares with her paraplegic mother. He holds the two women as hostages and forces them to treat his gunshot wound, but a clue left by Alice helps Dan and Sergeant Williams locate the card store. When they enter, the resourceful Mrs. Carter is able to discreetly let them know that Sims is there. They leave and re-enter through the store's back door, but a tense final confrontation ensues when Sims uses the terrified Alice Carter as a shield. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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13 October 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Whitey Sims: Oh, now, listen lady, if the cops get me it's a murder rap. It's my life, you understand that?! So, if I have to kill you and your daughter, I will do it!
Mrs. Carter: You are frightened, aren't you? And a frightened man doesn't think very clearly. You may kill us, Mr. whatever-your-name-is, but they'll get you!
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