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Highway Patrol 

Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Broderick Crawford ...  Chief Dan Mathews / ... 156 episodes, 1955-1959
Art Gilmore ...  Narrator / ... 156 episodes, 1955-1959
William Boyett ...  Sgt. Ken Williams / ... 65 episodes, 1955-1959
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrulla de caminos See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ZIV Television Programs See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the show each week, Broderick Crawford would make a safety announcement. One of his famous ones was "Leave your blood at the Red Cross, not on the highway". He always ended by saying "This is Broderick Crawford saying see you next week". See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, a common tactic was to establish roadblocks. While this tactic could be effective given enough information and manpower, it would take far more officers and cars than would be assigned to rural or suburban areas by a state police agency. See more »

Quotes

Chief Dan Mathews: 21-50 to headquarters!
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Crawford was believable and perfect for his part.
27 December 2005 | by illusiondwellerSee all my reviews

There has been much fun made of the part played by Broderick Crawford---and much denigration accorded the show in general. I have a complete collection of the series. I watch them when I need a fix from the current workaday world of crime now overwhelming law-enforcement...and the courts allowing it to happen.

Crawford, whose mom and dad worked the Vaudeville circuit, was a very talented and forceful visage in "Highway Patrol". One didn't have to look like Clark Gable in order to portray a dedicated cop. No, he wasn't pretty. Yes, he looked like an unmade bed. But, that just added authenticity to the show in my 15-19 year old (at the time) eyes.

I would have hated being interrogated by him even if I hadn't done anything wrong. Think about how much more latitude the first line of law-enforcement had during that show's time. It started four years before the passage of the Miranda Act. Folks who got too chirpy with "the law" in those days, learned a pretty good lesson before they even got locked up. Wish it still held true. Buddy Buchanan


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