Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Dan Mathews escorts a crusading senator to the scene of his hearings after he receives information that a prominent racketeer plans to murder him.

Director:

Alvin Ganzer

Writer:

Norman Jolley (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Chief Dan Mathews
George Milan George Milan ... Sergeant Milan
Robert Griffin ... Powers
Baynes Barron ... Johnny Barr
Emil Sitka ... Hood
Ben Moselle Ben Moselle ... Hood
Richard Elmore Richard Elmore ... Truck Driver
Creighton Hale ... Senator Day
Gilbert Fallman Gilbert Fallman ... Senator Day Decoy
Edward Coch Edward Coch ... Hank
John De Simone John De Simone ... Hood (as John DeSimone)
Rex May Rex May ... Hood
Byron Keith ... Police Officer
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Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Dan Mathews receives an anonymous phone call that racketeer Johnny Barr is about to commit a murder. Dan and Sergeant Milan deduce that the call came from an accountant named Powers who handles some of Barr's "investments". Powers reluctantly agrees to help and attends a meeting at which Barr discloses that his intended victim is Senator Day, whose anti-crime commission has listed Barr as its number one target. Dan devises a complex scheme for escorting the senator to the scene of the hearings, but Barr counters with a series of henchmen placed strategically along the highway. The senator's trip becomes a dangerous chess game between Dan's men and Barr's, but Dan has a surprise in store for the would-be murderers. Written by Sam Spear

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1956 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ZIV Television Programs See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: Telephone communications keep the Highway Patrol in constant touch with its field of activity. Incoming calls concern violations of traffic laws, accidents on the highway, fugitives at large. On the morning of September ninth, still another kind of call was received - an anonymous one.
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