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Motor Patrol (1950)

A police officer masquerades as a criminal to get information on a gang of car thieves.


Sam Newfield


Maurice Tombragel (story), Maurice Tombragel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview:
Don Castle ... Officer Ken Foster
Jane Nigh ... Connie Taylor
Reed Hadley ... Detective Robert Flynn
William Henry ... Officer Larry Collins (as Bill Henry)
Gwen O'Connor ... Jean Colins
Sid Melton ... Omar Shelley
Richard Travis ... Detective Bill Hartley (as Dick Travis)
Frank Jenks ... Mac
Lou Fuller Lou Fuller ... Officer Tom Morgan (as Lucio Fulci)
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Russ Garver
Onslow Stevens ... Lt. Dearborn
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Bud Haynes
Frank Jaquet ... George Miller


A story of the motorcycle cops of the traffic-division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Ken Foster, a trainee, is engaged to the sister, Jean Collins, of motorcycle policeman Larry Collins, who is taking part in the investigation of a hit-and-run killing the police believe was a deliberate murder. Sighting a stolen car used in the killing, Larry pursues it and is killed by the driver. Ken is taken from the training academy and given the assignment of impersonating a known auto-thief, now in police custody, in the hopes he will be accepted by the hot-car ring working the city. He gets close before his identity is discovered and he is confronted at gunpoint by the gang-leader. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

12 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motorpatrullen See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Lippert Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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14 September 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Another Kit Hammer special, "Motor Patrol" from 1950 concerns the motorcycle police of the traffic division at the LAPD.

Ken Foster, an officer in training, is engaged to Jean, who is the sister of a motorcycle cop, Larry Collins.

Larry is investigating a hit-and-run that seems deliberate. When he sees a stolen car that was used in the crime, the driver kills him.

Ken then impersonates an auto thief who is now in police custody and is accepted into the city's stolen car ring. The problem is, one of the people involved is suspicious of him.

I recognized one of the actors from television but that's about it, though the acting was okay. It was another low-budget black and white film about law enforcement.

Not much else to say about it - a couple of big car/motorcycle chases.

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