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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 ...  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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Chief Dan Mathews (Broderick Crawford) also used the expression, "21-50, bye", at end of transmissions on the radio. Also, he often had to turn his car around in a rapid u-turn to proceed to the scene of the incident. Last, his son had the original patrol car a few years back, and maybe still has it. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Chief Dan Mathews: Ten-four!
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Connections

Referenced in Lucky You (2007) See more »

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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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