Highway Patrol: Season 1, Episode 26

Released Convict (1956)

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A patient parolee decides the time is finally right to attempt the recovery of $250,000 stolen in an armored car robbery.



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Episode cast overview:
Paul Sorensen ...
Steve Naylor
Gary Roark ...
Carson - Diner Owner
Frederick Ford ...
Wilson - Insurance Investigator
Kirk Alyn ...
Desk Sergeant
William Boyett ...
Officer Johnson
Eddie Gallagher ...
Peterson - Plainclothes officer (as Edward Gallagher)
Charles H. Gray ...
Officer (as Charles Gray)
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Steve Naylor was imprisoned for six years for his part in stealing $250,000 in an armored car robbery. The money was never recovered and an insurance investigator has been watching him and informing Dan Mathews of his movements. When the investigator informs Dan Mathews that Naylor has suddenly broken his routine, Dan and his officers know they must be discreet about following the tail-wise felon. They use an unmarked car and triangulation radio equipment (complete with concealed transmitter) to follow Naylor and his accomplice Carson to the remote hiding place. A gun battle erupts after the money has been dug up. Naylor and Carson's greed and mutual distrust for each other result in an ironic climax. Written by Sam Spear

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1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Patience wins the day
1 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After spending several years in jail for his part in a quarter of a million dollar robbery, the released convict establishes a law abiding and dull routine. This goes on for several months and unbeknown to the ex-con, an insurance investigator has had him under continuous observation for all those months (would an insurance company really have had an agent doing this full time for months?). Then one day the guy breaks his routine and the Highway Patrol is notified. They follow him using a transmitter surreptitiously placed on his car. The guy meets a cohort who has the other half of a map that leads to the stashed loot. Alas, at the end there is no honor among thieves and everything is neatly resolved. While this episode has a couple of interesting bits such as the tailing techniques, it is generally a pretty pedestrian episode - certainly watchable but not memorable.

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