Highway Patrol: Season 3, Episode 20

Lady Bandits (17 Feb. 1958)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama
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Two women disguised as men commit a series of armed robberies, two of which result in murder.


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Episode cast overview:
Sally Warren
Dayle Rodney ...
Peggy Banning
Vance Skarstedt ...
Officer Larrabee
Wayne Heffley ...
Officer Dennis
Ron Foster ...
Officer Garvey
Art Gilmore ...
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Money-hungry Sally Warren and thrill-seeking Peggy Banning disguise themselves as men to commit a series of armed robberies. They escape in stolen cars, but two of the robberies result in murder when Peggy develops a predilection for using her gun. The two are able to pass easily through Highway Patrol roadblocks that have been ordered to look for two men. After the second murder, Dan Mathews finds a lost eyebrow pencil near one of the abandoned stolen cars and advises his officers that the "men" may actually be tall women. Sally and Peggy manage to get through one roadblock, but Dan and his officers quickly converge on their hideout. The two are forced into a high-risk attempt to flee on foot in the rough terrain. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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17 February 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Officer Larrabee: [lays cover over dead loan company owner] He didn't even get a chance to get his gun out of the drawer.
Chief Dan Mathews: Why do they reach for their guns? That's our job!
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Delicious for me

Long before THELMA AND LOUISE, this episode is for me delightful at the most. I have always loved female criminals stories, where women play men's characters. The actresses here are very good, their acting perfect for such characters. That changes from usual and predictable stuff. As I have already said, this TV series - HIGHWAY PATROL - often brings us the same topics, but sometimes very exciting tales too, such as this one. Unfortunately so such short stories may not have enough space to describe enough the characters...But after all why not.

Lesser is sometimes the better...

The watcher can, this way, let his imagination go.

That's my own point of view.

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