The Highway Patrol conducts an intensive search for an endangered crime reporter who may know the identity of a murderer.




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Episode cast overview:
Mason Curry ...
Sam Dahlquist
Darlene Albert ...
Joyce Dahlquist
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Jake Mallek (as Thomas B. Henry)
David Wiley ...
Hal Callie ...
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Small-time racketeer Vince Garrow is found murdered and investigation reveals that he was providing information to crime expose writer Sam Dahlquist. Dan Mathews deduces that Dahlquist may know the killer's identity and orders an intensive search for the reporter. Racketeer Jake Mallek, the subject of Dahlquist's article, learns that the reporter often does his writing at a remote cabin in the Silver Canyon mountain resort area and he sends his henchmen Greer and Yeager to kill him. Dan and Sergeant Walters finally learn Dahlquist's whereabouts from his daughter Joyce. When they arrive, they have only seconds to prevent Greer and Yeager from setting the cabin ablaze with Dahlquist trapped inside. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

November 1956 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Sergeant Blackwell, whose stripes can be seen on his uniform shirtsleeve, is referred to as "Patrolman Blackwell" in the opening narration, and later as "Officer Blackwell" by Sergeant Walters. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: With millions of cars on the nation's highways, it is inevitable that even the best drivers occasionally are guilty of a minor traffic violation. In most cases, a citation has the desired effect. The motorist drives on with increased alertness and caution. In rare instances, the issuing of a traffic ticket has results that are unexpected, even by veteran officers of the Highway Patrol. On May 25th, Patrolman Blackwell issued a citation to a motorist. The offense was minor, and the ...
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The pen is mightier than the sword
3 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Highway Patrolman issues a routine traffic citation to Vince Garrow. Garrow, who has ties to a big time racketeer is soon later found murdered. The Patrolman reports that Garrow had a passenger and an investigation reveals that the passenger and owner of the car Garrow was driving was Sam Dahlquist, a magazine writer specializing in crime exposés. Dahlquist's life is in danger as the racketeer, Jake Mallek, is determined to prevent Dahlquist from finishing the story he's doing on Mallek's criminal activities. Mallek's henchman Yeager ( who drives a beautiful 1957 Chevy Be Air) goes after Dahlquist. Fortunately, Chief Matthews is also looking for Dahlquist and prevents his murder from happening. At the end, Matthews tells Dahlquist "You write on dangerous subjects, next time let's collaborate." Stuart Whitman makes one of his 12 appearance as Sgt. Walters. Whitman was in a season one episode as a different character. As to be expected from this series, this was a well written and entertaining episode.

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