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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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ZIV Television Programs See more »
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Runtime:

(156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like Broderick Crawford, who appeared on CHiPs (1977) once, William Boyett appeared on the show three times. On season four, episodes five and six, "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Parts 1 & 2", he played a CalTrans Supervisor, and on season five, episode nineteen, "Silent Partner", he played a car thief. In between the two, he was best known for playing Sergeant MacDonald, appearing one hundred twenty-nine times on Adam-12 (1968). See more »

Goofs

Contrary to the opening narration, no US state police agency is called "the militia." See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration]
Narrator: Whenever the laws of any state are broken, a duly authorized organization swings into action. It may be called the State Police, State Troopers, Militia, the Rangers... or the Highway Patrol. These are the stories of the men whose training, skill and courage have enforced and preserved our state laws.
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Connections

Referenced in Happy Days: The Motorcycle (1975) See more »

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"10-4"
10 August 2001 | by John L.See all my reviews

This series did for the California Highway Patrol what "Dragnet" did for the LAPD; i.e. established a mythology and a standard of professional conduct. I knew two retired CHP officers (both retired in the late 1960s) who loved this series. It is no small joke that in the Dan Aykroyd movie comedy Dragnet, Harry Morgan is watching "Highway Patrol" on TV when Aykroyd's character calls him on the phone. I, too, wish the old tapes had been saved for posterity.


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