Highway Patrol: Season 3, Episode 21

Revenge (24 Feb. 1958)

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Felon Gerald Gray, who bears a personal grudge against Dan Mathews, is released from prison and uses everyone around him in his efforts to extract revenge.


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Episode cast overview:
Len Hendry ...
Gerald Gray
Gene Roth ...
Stacy Adams
Barbara Benson ...
Eunice Gable
Alan Reynolds ...
Joe Crane
Gary Roark ...
Jess Gable
William Boyett ...
Officer Johnson
Dennis Moore ...
Art Gilmore ...
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Gerald Gray is released from prison after serving five years for armed robbery. He returns to the small farming community of Sycamore, where his well-meaning daughter Eunice and her husband Jess hope to help him begin life anew. However, Gray's only thoughts are of getting revenge against Dan Mathews for his arrest and conviction. He meets his former partner Stacy Adams and convinces Adams to help with a plot involving a gunfight with two self-righteous local farmers (Crane and Britton) who had threatened to remove Gray from their community at gunpoint if need be. Gray lures the two farmers into a gun battle and has Eunice call the Highway Patrol, correctly figuring that Dan will take the call himself. When Dan and Officer Johnson arrive at the Gables' farm, they quickly realize the true nature of the situation and respond accordingly. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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24 February 1958 (USA)  »

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This same title ("Revenge") was also used for "Highway Patrol" episode No. 4.23, which aired approximately one year later. The stories were not similar. See more »


Officer Johnson: I remember now, too. He was a pretty bad character. Made a lot of threats in the courtroom against you.
Chief Dan Mathews: They always threaten the arresting officer.
Officer Johnson: Well, he continued making the threats long after he was in prison.
Chief Dan Mathews: That figures. After awhile, they get the business out of them, though. I'll ride over with you.
Officer Johnson: Oh, I can take care of it. No use in you getting involved.
Chief Dan Mathews: Threats are a dime a dozen, You can't tell what the farmers are gonna do. C'mon!
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Not so predictable, after all.

The beginning seemed very familiar to people who have seen most of the épisodes of this show. An ex con is released from jail and comes back to his home town; the people who live around are against his come back. And the ex con's daughter tries her best to convince the folks that her dad deserves to have another chance. So far, nothing unusual. The audience predict that every one is going to interfere with the ex con return.

But it appears, not long after, that the "poor" ex con is actually the very bad character of the story, not the neighbours.

Very unusual indeed...

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