Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 4

Transmitter Danger (27 Oct. 1958)

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Two men steal dynamite and blasting caps for use in future crimes, unaware that any radio transmission signal could trigger the caps and set off a devastating explosion.

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(as Johnny Florea)
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William Boyett ...
Ken Drake ...
Joe Hodges
Ron Gorton ...
Frank
Freeman Lusk ...
George Sharpe
Elinor Dale ...
Dispatcher
Charles Reade ...
Henry
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Bill Weston ...
Radio Announcer
Art Gilmore ...
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Joe Hodges and his partner Frank rob the Merrill Construction Co. of $5,000, several boxes of blasting caps, and several cases of dynamite. They stow the explosives in their car trunk, intending to use them in future crimes. When Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams investigate the theft, foreman George Sharpe explains that the caps are radio activated and could be set off by any unusually strong radio transmission signal. Dan orders his officers not to use their two-way radios and sets up a series of roadblocks, one of which prevents Joe and Frank's escape. Hodges attempts to use the dynamite as a shield in a desperate attempt to secure their release, but Dan's knowledge of explosives helps break the tense standoff. Written by Sam Spear

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27 October 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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$5,000 in 1958 had the same purchasing power as $37,100 in 2009. See more »

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Chief Dan Mathews: So, in other word, any kind of a radio signal would set this thing off?
[Gestures toward blasting cap]
George Sharpe: Well, naturally we have our own frequency. But these things are new and they're tricky. If they get within a few hundred yards of a strong signal they'll go. And when they do
[Dan Mathews snaps fingers]
George Sharpe: , off goes the dynamite.
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, thanks heaps!
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