Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Lab worker Harry Wells flees and aggressively avoids people, after being accidentally exposed to dangerous radioactive material.


Leon Benson


Richard H. Landau (as Richard Landau)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Leonard Nimoy ... Harry Wells
Alan Reynolds Alan Reynolds ... Mr. Garson
Barbara Townsend Barbara Townsend ... Landlady
Patty Ann Gerrity ... Little girl
Terry Frost ... Unit 2488
Richard Emory ... Harvey Grant
Darlene Albert Darlene Albert ... Fay
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Lab worker Harry Wells is accidentally exposed to radioactive material. He erroneously believes that the contact will prove fatal and he begins acting irrationally. He deserts his girlfriend Fay and flees toward a remote and wooded area where he believes he will pose no danger to anyone else. Dan Mathews, Sergeant Moore, and a radiation expert named Garson pursue Wells in the rough terrain to try and bring him back for emergency decontamination. They learn his approximate whereabouts after he injures a little girl while attempting to avoid touching her. Dan finds Wells and initially wins his confidence by using guile and psychology. However, he is forced to resort to harsher measures when Wells panics again. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Narrator: In its constant and relentless fight against crime and the criminal who commits that crime, the Highway Patrol occasionally finds itself playing another unique role in the interests of public safety, such as escorting a cargo of highly potent radioactive material, designed for special industrial use, from its point of arrival at the airport to its final destination along a carefully charted route, to avoid all civilian traffic. The cargo: a handful of pellets - hot, deadly, more ...
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25 November 1957 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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