Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

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The Highway Patrol conducts an intensive search for an endangered crime reporter who may know the identity of a murderer.


Herbert L. Strock


Lou Huston (screenplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Chief Dan Mathews
Mason Curry Mason Curry ... Sam Dahlquist
Darlene Albert Darlene Albert ... Joyce Dahlquist
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Jake Mallek (as Thomas B. Henry)
David Wiley David Wiley ... Yeager
Hal Callie Hal Callie ... Greer
Stuart Whitman ... Sgt. Walters
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Small-time racketeer Vince Garrow is found murdered and investigation reveals that he was providing information to crime expose writer Sam Dahlquist. Dan Mathews deduces that Dahlquist may know the killer's identity and orders an intensive search for the reporter. Racketeer Jake Mallek, the subject of Dahlquist's article, learns that the reporter often does his writing at a remote cabin in the Silver Canyon mountain resort area and he sends his henchmen Greer and Yeager to kill him. Dan and Sergeant Walters finally learn Dahlquist's whereabouts from his daughter Joyce. When they arrive, they have only seconds to prevent Greer and Yeager from setting the cabin ablaze with Dahlquist trapped inside. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

November 1956 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sergeant Blackwell, whose stripes can be seen on his uniform shirtsleeve, is referred to as "Patrolman Blackwell" in the opening narration, and later as "Officer Blackwell" by Sergeant Walters. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: With millions of cars on the nation's highways, it is inevitable that even the best drivers occasionally are guilty of a minor traffic violation. In most cases, a citation has the desired effect. The motorist drives on with increased alertness and caution. In rare instances, the issuing of a traffic ticket has results that are unexpected, even by veteran officers of the Highway Patrol. On May 25th, Patrolman Blackwell issued a citation to a motorist. The offense was minor, and the ...
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