A crusading newspaper reporter finds his life threatened when he becomes the target of a gang of ruthless extortionists.




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Episode complete credited cast:
William Boyett ...
Merrill Hartman
Thug No. 1
Harry Clexx ...
Elliot Walters
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Rudy Dolan ...
Thug No. 2
David Lipp ...
Linen Service Driver
Narrator (voice)


Crusading crime reporter Merrill Hartman and Dan Mathews find they are able to help each other in cracking a vicious extortion ring. Gang leader John Daggett knows that Hartman's stories threaten his racket, so he orders the reporter beaten and warned. When a story about the beating of motel owner Elliott Walters goes to press, Dan knows that an attempt will be made on Hartman's life and he provides Hartman with constant protection. Dagggett's thugs murder Walters after forcing him to make a phone call that will lure Hartman to Daggett's residence. Dan and Sergeant Williams follow Hartman at a discrete distance and arrest Daggett. However, they are forced to set up a roadblock away from the residence and engage Daggett's thugs in a gun battle in order to rescue the endangered reporter. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

January 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While interviewing the linen rental service witness, Sgt. Williams asks if he had any description of the car involved, such as make or model. The series avoided the use of any auto maker's name, instead referring to vehicles generically such as by color and number of doors. See more »


After roughing up the motel owner, the thug tells him they'll meet the first of next month, and says it is on a Monday. The narrator had given the date as October 19, and the program aired in January 1959. In November 1958, the first of the month fell on a Saturday. In November 1957, it fell on a Friday. Monday November 1 only takes place once or twice a decade. In the 1950's, this would have been in 1954 prior to the original air date of the series. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The responsibility of the law enforcement agencies covers wide areas. The are not only on the alert to prevent crime and apprehend criminals, but are constantly at work in protecting the life and property of all citizens. On October nineteenth, an incident took place at a local motel which was destined to trigger the Highway Patrol into a situation far more important than the incident itself. What occurred threatened to have a far-reaching effect on the entire community.
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