Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 18

Copter Cave-In (Feb. 1959)

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The Highway Patrol helicopter is used to pursue an escaped convict and rescue a prospector trapped in a cave-in caused by the escapee.



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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Alan Wells ...
Nolan Wilbur
Harry Fleer ...
Diane Webber ...
Woman (as Dianne Webber)
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Prison escapee Nolan Wilbur murders a gas station attendant and steals a woman's car in a bid for freedom. When the woman notifies the Highway Patrol, a series of roadblocks is immediately put in place and Dan Mathews orders the Patrol's helicopter to aid in the search. Wilbur abandons the car and spots a prospector who is attempting to re-open an inactive mine. He holds the man at gunpoint until he spots the helicopter, then recklessly (and loudly) forces him into the mine, causing a cave-in that seriously injures the prospector. Dan and Sergeant Williams and forced to enter the mine unarmed to aid the victim, but once outside they are able to position themselves for a final effort to bring down Wilbur and airlift the injured prospector to a hospital. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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February 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Chief Dan Mathews: [speaking to Sgt. Williams] You know, this is the first time in my life I've ever been shot at with my own gun.
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