Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Reformed Criminal 

Dan Mathews has reason to suspect the worst when a courier with a criminal record disappears with $31,000 after an automobile accident.

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writer:

Gene Roddenberry (screenplay) (as Robert Wesley)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Lee Roberts ... Frank McCauley aka Frank Wood
House Peters Jr. ... Pastor Martin Rock
Terry Frost ... Sgt. Morris
Hal Taggart Hal Taggart ... Mr. Hastings
Pierce Lyden ... Ed Hutchins
Roy Regnier Roy Regnier ... Joe - Garage Proprietor
Robert Shield Robert Shield ... (credit only)
Richard B. Fitzgerald Richard B. Fitzgerald ... Patrol Officer
Charlotte Lawrence ... Police Dispatcher
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Storyline

Frank McCauley has an automobile accident while delivering a $31,000 deposit for the Grantwood Farmers' Co-Operative. As a former criminal with an old charge still outstanding, everyone assumes he has absconded with the money and the Highway Patrol launches an intensive search. McCauley starts out on foot to return the money, but radio broadcasts about his disappearance and his past make him a marked man. When Ed Hutchins tries to capture McCauley at gunpoint, a scuffle ensues and McCauley looks even guiltier when he escapes with Hutchins' shotgun. Reverend Martin (the local pastor) still has faith in McCauley's reformation and he is able to convince Dan Mathews to give him the opportunity to do the right thing. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The same as he did for other episodes, Robert Shield was going to play the doctor and his name was credited, but the role was merged to the Pastor character (House Peters Jr.) who did medical assistance as well. See more »

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The teletype bulletin lists Frank Wood as being 5'10" and 155 lbs. The dispatcher reading from the teletype describes him as 5'11" and 175 lbs. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: The Highway Patrol encounters many different types of criminals. Some are hardened, some inexperienced, and some are reformed only a short time. Temptation becomes too great. On November seventh, Frank Wood, a reformed criminal, was presented with such a tempting situation.
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Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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