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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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4   3   2   1  
1959   1958   1957   1956   1955  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Broderick Crawford ...  Dan Mathews 156 episodes, 1955-1959
Art Gilmore ...  Narrator / ... 144 episodes, 1955-1959
William Boyett ...  Sgt. Ken Williams / ... 62 episodes, 1955-1959
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The series' opening credits originally expressed appreciation to Bernard R. Caldwell (the head of the California Highway Patrol during the mid 1950s) for technical advice and assistance, much of which was provided on-site by CHP Officer Frank Runyon. After the initial seasons, Mr. Runyon continued to serve as a Technical Advisor, but the CHP reduced its official support for the program. The opening expression of gratitude thus became more "generic". It read: "This program is dedicated to the Highway Patrols throughout the nation and their contribution to the safeguarding of public welfare. We are deeply grateful for the technical advice and assistance which made the authentic production of this program possible." See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, a common tactic was to establish roadblocks. While this tactic could be effective given enough information and manpower, it would take far more officers and cars than would be assigned to rural or suburban areas by a state police agency. See more »

Quotes

Chief Dan Mathews: 21-50 to headquarters!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Susan Saint James/The Kinks (1981) See more »

User Reviews

I was a car nut at the time, and still am.
23 December 1998 | by TC-4See all my reviews

I was about 14 when this show first aired and like most teenagers I used to like the cars and the car chases. My uncle had a 1955 Buick Century hardtop and I would pretend that it was a Highway Patrol Car. I saw a few poor copies lately and the production values were rough but I still wish I had some good copies of the shows. Too bad they are not on video.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway Patrol 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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