Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

Dan's Vacation 

Dan Mathews' vacation takes an unexpected turn when he finds that his favorite fishing lodge has become a front for a heroin distribution ring.


Bob Mitchell


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Episode cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Chief Dan Mathews
Larry Thor Larry Thor ... Game Warden
Chuck Webster Chuck Webster ... Farley
Paul Hahn Paul Hahn ... Hank
Teresa Smith Teresa Smith ... Edith Larkin
William Boyett ... Officer Johnson
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Dan Mathews arrives at the Aspen Lake Lodge for a long-awaited fishing trip, but finds that the new owners (Farley and Hank) don't seem to care much about fishing. The local game warden advises Dan that there have been other curious changes around the lodge. When drug-runner Billy Severs is found critically wounded on the property, Dan is convinced that the lodge is being used for heroin distribution. He enlists Officer Johnson to set up a roadblock just outside the lodge and stop female "guest" Edith Larkin. This action convinces Farley and Hank that their operation is in jeopardy. They attempt to flee with the heroin they took from Severs' car, but they soon find themselves bottled in by another roadblock. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: One of the most dangerous and serious of criminal offenses against society is the illicit traffic of narcotics. Law enforcement agencies wage a constant and relentless fight against the people involved in its distribution and use. And the violators of the narcotics laws consistently devise new methods to avoid detection and continue their illegal trade. In April of last year, Dan Mathews, head of the Highway Patrol arrived at Aspen Lake Lodge for a long-awaited vacation, only to ...
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