Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Dan Mathews and his officers assist a county sheriff in closing down a club that offers illicit gambling.


Leslie Goodwins


Donn Mullally (screenplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Morgan Jones ... Sergeant Corey
Robert Knapp ... Sheriff Bishop
Russ Whiteman Russ Whiteman ... Al Sandy
Robert Patten ... Ollie Dyer
Don Mathers Don Mathers ... Hall
David Dwight David Dwight ... Waiter


After several unsuccessful raids, Wilcox County Sheriff Barney Bishop enlists the aid of Dan Mathews in closing down Al Sandy's Club Bahamas, the site of an illegal gambling casino. Another raid is unsuccessful, even with the aid of Dan and his officers. However, they learn that the activity takes place behind two sets of doors and that very little advance notice is needed for Sandy and club manager Ollie Dyer to be able to squelch the activity and conceal the gambling tables and equipment. Dan assumes the identity of a heavy-tipping businessman and has Sergeant Corey pose as a telephone repairman in order to position themselves to control all of the doors when the next raid takes place. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama


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The car headed toward the checkpoint at the opening of the show is a 1954 Lincoln Capri convertible. Matthews' patrol car is a 1955 Buick Century. Sheriff Bishop's patrol car is a 1955 Nash. See more »


When the highway patrol car leaves the club the first time, viewers are supposed to believe it's nighttime since the car's headlights are on, yet the car casts a distinct shadow on the ground. This indicates the scene was shot during the day and a filter was added to make it look like night. See more »


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Narrator: Law enforcement agencies must constantly uphold all state laws. When an open violation occurs, with the community's tolerance, the operation eventually becomes bigger and more dangerous, with additional vices. When the Club Bahamas opened a gambling casino against the state law, the law enforcement agencies moved rapidly to close it, a move that called for extraordinary measures.
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Release Date:

31 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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