State Trooper (1956– )

The Sound of Death 

Blake is called as a witness in a million-dollar lawsuit against the U.S. government.


John English


Barry Shipman


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Roy Engel ... Sam Ketch
Robert Stevenson ... Sheriff Dan Long
Laurie Mitchell ... Fern Ballard
Mike Steele Mike Steele ... Johnny Folks
Guy Kingsford Guy Kingsford ... King


The federal government asks for Blake's assistance finding evidence to defend a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the United States when a blind woman is trampled to death by a stampeding her of cattle that Shoshone Indians couldn't control. At the same time, one of the Indians asks Blake's help finding his father, who went missing after the stampede. Blake turns up evidence that the stampede and the old man's disappearance were part of the same plot. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

22 December 1957 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. Here, boy!
[a German Shepherd leaps onto Rod's lap]
Lt. Rod Blake: You know, man's best friend can also be a specialist in crime detection. This is Speed, a German Shepherd, who gets credit for solving a murder and for halting one of the biggest shakedown operations in Nevada. You'll meet Speed again in a case we call, "The Sound of Death".
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