Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Narcotics Racket 

Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams pursue two swindlers who pose as a corrupt narcotics agent and a heroin pusher in order to extort bribe money from their victims.


Jack Herzberg


Richard Adam


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Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
William Boyett ... Sgt. Ken Williams
Judy Lewis ... Honey
William McGraw William McGraw ... Fred
Chuck Webster Chuck Webster ... Mr. Hochman
George Meader George Meader ... Walter Bigg
Terry Blake Terry Blake ... Ma Davis
Lorraine Dell Wood Lorraine Dell Wood ... Dispatcher (as Lorraine Del Wood)
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


A man and woman (Fred and Honey) pose as a federal narcotics agent and an apprehended pusher in order to swindle businesspeople by convincing them that their relatives will be implicated in drug crimes if they don't pay thousands of dollars in bribe money. When their attempt to swindle diner owner "Ma" Davis ends in murder, they decide to pull two more quick jobs before leaving the area. They panic and flee the scene when their second target refuses to be taken, and he is subsequently able to give the Highway Patrol a description of the two and their vehicles. They abandon one of their cars in an attempt to elude the roadblocks, but a violent confrontation ensues when they are spotted by Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama


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At one point, the suspects ask the victim for "five grand" ($5,000.00). That would be the equivalent of about $45,500.00 in the year 2021. See more »


After the botched hardware store caper, Honey tells Fred that the store owner could not have seen her car since it was parked "too far up the road". When they left the store, her car was parked right in front of his. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: All law enforcement agencies are aware that the basis of most crime is a racket, the preying-upon of innocent people. In September of last year, the Highway Patrol encountered a new variation of the confidence racket - one that put average people face-to-face with what appeared to be tragic disaster, and so involved huge payoffs - and murder.
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26 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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