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 ...
Frederick Ford ...
Desk Sergeant
William Boyett ...
Officer Johnson
Eddie Gallagher ...
Peterson (as Edward Gallagher)
Charles H. Gray ...
Officer (as Charles Gray)
Art Gilmore ...
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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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$250,000 in 1956 had the same purchasing power as $1,970,000 in 2009. See more »


Given the radio technology of 1956 and the mountainous terrain, the small "beeper" would not have sufficient signal strength to be picked up at the distances shown. See more »


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Narrator: One of the most careful drivers in the Highway Patrol's experience was an ex-convict. Steve Naylor never failed to give the right-of-way, always watching carefully at every intersection. Naylor was out on probation after serving five years for a two-hundred-fifty-thousand-dollar robbery, which he claimed he had never committed. The Highway Patrol had been waiting for Naylor to go for the stolen money. But since his release he had lived strictly within the law, always being careful,...
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1 May 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After serving "five years in the pen" for his part in a $250,000 heist, released convict Paul Sorensen (as Steve Naylor) is out of jail and looking to pick up his share of the never recovered loot. He goes to a diner and meets greasy owner Gary Roark (as Carson), who has the other half of a guide to the money. The suspicious and tenuously partnered men drive off to get the cash. Little do they know "Highway Patrol" star Broderick Crawford (as Dan Mathews) is hot on their trail. A shoot-out ends tragically for some. Undercover in the diner officer Eddie Gallagher (as Peterson) has a nice bit.

***** Released Convict (3/26/56) Paul Guilfoyle ~ Paul Sorensen, Broderick Crawford, Gary Roark, Eddie Gallagher

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