Dan Mathews stops for breakfast in the small, isolated town of Larchmont. He finds that the residents are unwilling to do any business with him (or even talk to him) and that they are obviously anxious to see him leave. Even the county medical officer is behaving secretively and gives evasive answers to Dan's routine questions. Dan decides to investigate further when an inquiry to headquarters reveals that local farmer Charlie Barrett was attempting to drive away in a stolen convertible.
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Matthews comments the plate on the convertible is from out of state, and when he calls it in he says it is an Arizona plate, indicating he is not with the Arizona Highway Patrol. Over the course of the series, the state where this was set was never named, however it is known it bordered Mexico due to instances where Matthews met with Mexican authorities or the border was shown. Most attribute it to California since that is where it was filmed, however in several instances various border states, including California, can be eliminated due to dialog. In this instance, the border state eliminated is Arizona. See more
When Matthews calls in the tag number of a car, he's speaking into the wrong side of the microphone. You can see the hanger attachment. When he next uses the mic, he's speaking into the other side with the grille facing his mouth. See more
Much of a law enforcement officer's work is routine. On August 18th, the head of the Highway Patrol was making an ordinary inspection tour of outlying patrol stations. But the atmosphere in the isolated community of Larchmont was anything but ordinary.
14 November 1955 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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