Highway Patrol: Season 1, Episode 13

Escort (Jan. 1956)

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Dan Mathews escorts a crusading senator to the scene of his hearings after he receives information that a prominent racketeer plans to murder him.



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Episode credited cast:
George Milan ...
Sergeant Milan
Robert Griffin ...
Baynes Barron ...
Johnny Barr
Emil Sitka ...
Ben Moselle ...
Truck Driver
Richard Elmore ...
Creighton Hale ...
Senator Day
Gilbert Fallman ...
Senator Day Decoy
Edward Coch ...
John De Simone ...
Hood (as John DeSimone)
Rex May ...
Byron Keith ...
Police Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Dan Mathews receives an anonymous phone call that racketeer Johnny Barr is about to commit a murder. Dan and Sergeant Milan deduce that the call came from an accountant named Powers who handles some of Barr's "investments". Powers reluctantly agrees to help and attends a meeting at which Barr discloses that his intended victim is Senator Day, whose anti-crime commission has listed Barr as its number one target. Dan devises a complex scheme for escorting the senator to the scene of the hearings, but Barr counters with a series of henchmen placed strategically along the highway. The senator's trip becomes a dangerous chess game between Dan's men and Barr's, but Dan has a surprise in store for the would-be murderers. Written by Sam Spear

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January 1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Narrator: Telephone communications keep the Highway Patrol in constant touch with its field of activity. Incoming calls concern violations of traffic laws, accidents on the highway, fugitives at large. On the morning of September ninth, still another kind of call was received - an anonymous one.
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Pretty pedestrian episode
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The show gets off to a good start. The Highway Patrol gets an anonymous tip that an important crime fighting politician is going to get murdered by a big shot gangster. Because the the tipster's educated language, Mathews actually figures out who the tipster is (this is a bit far-fetched but possible). The first part where they ascertain who the tipster is is pretty interesting but then the show gets bogged down. Mathews and his Highway Patrol colleagues are sent to protect the targeted politician and try to throw the gunmen following them off the track. Actually the thugs, including Head Thug, are so dumb it's amazing that they ever thought they could get away with this murder. Which they don't, of course.

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