Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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A holdup man is murdered by the woman who planned his crime and sheltered him in the basement of her roadside diner.





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Episode cast overview:
Jean Engstrom ...
Harry Fleer ...
William Boyett ...
Sgt. Johnson
Herb Roberts ...
Gene Rogers
Walter Maslow ...
Al Morse
Lorraine Dell Wood ...
Narrator (voice)


Al Morse and Gene Rogers rob the Ross Industries payroll at gunpoint. When Morse is shot by a guard, Rogers leaves him behind and escapes in a stolen van. Following a prearranged plan, Rogers abandons the van and hides in the basement of Ben and Flo Durfee's diner. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Johnson investigate the robbery and get a description of Rogers from his wounded partner. Flo Durfee (who planned the robbery) senses that Rogers may become a liability, so she kills him in cold blood, drags his body upstairs, and tells the Highway Patrol that she has killed an "intruder" in self defense. Dan and Sergeant Johnson respond and quickly find several holes in her story. Flo senses that her treacherous plans have gone awry, so she abandons Ben, forces her way out of the diner at gunpoint, and attempts to escape in Dan's Highway Patrol car. Sergeant Johnson subdues Ben, enabling Dan to engage Flo in a brief but intense gun battle. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

6 January 1958 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Flo Durfee hands Al Morse $37,000.00 for his cut in the robbery, which would have the same buying power as $308,148.77 in 2016. Annual inflation over this period was about 3.72% See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: In its day-to-day job of enforcing the law, the Highway Patrol encounters every type of crime and criminal - some clever, some very ordinary. Sometimes it's the most ordinary crime that becomes the most difficult to solve. One such crime took place on the morning of August eighteenth, at a factory 25 miles outside the city.
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Flo Makes The Show
20 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Ace performance from Engstrom as the cold-blooded Flo, mastermind of a robbery that goes awry. Now she must hide the surviving robber in her diner's basement before the Patrol gets him. Trouble is she's got other plans for the robber that she must improvise now that Mathews and Sgt. Johnson are searching for him. With her high, angular cheek bones, actress Engstrom really looks menacing, so her behavior comes as no surprise. Her riveting presence really distinguishes the episode that also includes a rather raw twist, but is otherwise fairly conventional. Anyway, my advice is if you see a rundown diner next to the road called Flo's, whatever you do, Don't Stop!

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