A wounded and frightened ex-con flees after accidentally killing a blackmailer.



(as Rik Vollaerts)


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Episode complete credited cast:
William Boyett ...
Charles Maxwell ...
Jerry Singleton
Jewell Lain ...
Marge Singleton
Robert Nash ...
Nathan Coley
Vance Skarstedt ...
Dick Bernie ...
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Reformed ex-convict Jerry Singleton finally stands up to blackmailer Nathan Coley and refuses to pay. Coley threatens Singleton and his wife Marge with a gun and a struggle ensues. When the gun discharges during the struggle, Jerry is seriously wounded and Coley is killed. Jerry is fearful of facing a murder charge because of his past record, so he grabs the gun and flees. Despite Jerry's instructions, Marge calls the Highway Patrol. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams verify that the killing was an accident, but they must chase the injured and weakening Jerry into rough terrain. When Jerry is found, he stubbornly refuses to surrender and Dan sends for Marge in a last-ditch effort to reason with him. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

2 March 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Jerry arrives at the pharmacy and pulls up his pant leg, the wound is on the outside of his left leg. When he is inside and then later applying the treatment, the wound is now on the inside of his left leg. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: A crime of violence is always a shock. It is like the sudden onslaught of a hurricane or a tornado. One moment all is peaceful and quiet, and then suddenly, nothing is as it was before. But before every violent moment of nature, there is period of unusual quiet and peace - the lull before the storm. The very nature of a sudden crime of violence makes the police work difficult. There is no real warning, no way of preventing it. It strikes like the violence of nature. Such a crime ...
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