Highway Patrol: Season 2, Episode 25

Nitro (25 Mar. 1957)

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A murderous hoodlum attempts to steal counterfeit currency plates that have been packed in nitroglycerin tubes for safekeeping.



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Episode cast overview:
Wayne Heffley ...
Secret Service Agent Edward Taft
John Vivyan ...
Richard Goff
Raymond Guth ...
Sam Barstow
John Parrish ...
Henry Warren
Russ Whitney ...
Jim Arnold (as Russell Whitney)
Terry Frost ...
Joe Patridge ...
Art Gilmore ...
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Counterfeiters Henry Warren, Jim Arnold, and Sam Barstowe use a legitimate-seeming front (the "Warren Tungsten Mine") to conceal their operation. They decide to leave the area for awhile and safeguard their counterfeit plates by packaging them in tubes of nitroglycerin and hiding them in their car trunk. Ruthless hoodlum Richard Goff steals the plates and murders Arnold and Barstowe in the process. He also shoots and paralyzes Warren and then steals the car. Dan Mathews and U. S. Secret Service agent Ed Taft trap Goff at a roadblock and take him back to the mine for Warren to identify. They subsequently discover the plates and the nitro in the car trunk and must VERY carefully move the explosives to a safe location. Written by Sam Spear

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25 March 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: The Highway Patrol, in the course of its activity, extends willing and efficient cooperation to the law enforcement agencies of the federal government. On October 15th, the head of the Highway Patrol and U.S. Secret Service Agent Edward Taft were en route to the scene of an abandoned car. The Highway Patrol had been called in when the reported car had been found just off of State Highway 23. Evidence connecting the car with gang of counterfeiters had been found by the reporting ...
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