Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Three men rob a series of banks in coastal towns, then pose as fishermen in order to escape in a boat piloted by their leader.


Paul Guilfoyle


Lou Huston (screenplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Chief Dan Mathews
Ford Stevens Ford Stevens ... Caxton
Leo V. Matranga Leo V. Matranga ... Curtis (as Leo Matranga)
Peter Davis Peter Davis ... Gellar
George Becwar George Becwar ... Miles Lorber
Stuart Whitman ... Bill Martin
Guy Williams ... Officer Hansen
John Hart ... Sergeant (Dispatcher)
Charles H. Gray ... Officer Edwards (as Charles A. Gray)
Patty Ann Gerrity ... Girl on beach
Tony Blankley Tony Blankley ... Kenny (as Anthony Blankley)
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Three men (Curtis, Taxton, and Geller) rob a series of banks in coastal towns, then abandon their rented getaway cars and disguise themselves as fishermen so they can walk to the beach and escape in a small boat piloted by their leader, Miles Lauber. After robbing the Cresdale City Bank, they shoot a witness in front of the bank and assault skin diver Bill Martin on the beach to conceal their escape. Dan Mathews and his officers get a description of the men and their boat from Martin. When the nearby Fairgrove Bank is robbed of $100,000, Dan and Officer Hansen are able to track the three men to the beach, but find they must first ensure the safety of two small children who are playing nearby. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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$100,000.00 in 1956 had the same buying power as $882,555.97 in 2016. See more »


The robbers while on the beach are all wearing jackets, yet the skin diver is wearing only swim trunks. If it were cool enough for jackets, the diver would wear a wetsuit. With an air date in February 1956, it was filmed in the winter of 1955, so the apparel of the robbers was correct. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The average citizen in America, wherever he lives, does not expect to be robbed or assaulted or victimized. And the average criminal, although his chief weapon is surprise, usually does the expected after his crime. Usually he is quickly caught. Occasionally a criminal does the unexpected.
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Supporting Cast from TV's Old West
29 September 2017 | by DontBogartMeSee all my reviews

A fuzzy-cheeked Stuart Whitman plays an ocean diver waylaid on a beach by 3 bank robbers posing as fishermen. But in smaller supporting roles were 2 actors who portrayed legendary Western heroes in TV series of the 1950's. Guy (Zorro) Williams played a highway patrol officer and John Hart, who briefly replaced Clayton Moore on a season of The Lone Ranger, was the highway patrol dispatcher.

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