Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Desperate to avoid capture and extradition on first-degree murder charges, a wounded fugitive takes a young woman and her paraplegic mother as hostages.


Leon Chooluck


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Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
William Boyett ... Sergeant - Unit 2016
Peter Breck ... Whitey Sims
Joan Marshall ... Alice Carter
Gretchen Thomas ... Mrs. Carter
Wayne Heffley ... Sergeant - Dispatcher
Max Palmer Max Palmer ... Sergeant Samson
Mark Dunhill Mark Dunhill ... Martin Sims
Frances O'Farrell Frances O'Farrell ... Mrs. Burns
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Vicious Whitey Sims is being extradited to Nevada to face a first degree murder charge and a likely death sentence. He manages to escape from Sergeant Samson, but he is shot and wounded by Dan Mathews. Sims abducts Alice Carter and forces her to drive to the apartment/card store that she shares with her paraplegic mother. He holds the two women as hostages and forces them to treat his gunshot wound, but a clue left by Alice helps Dan and Sergeant Williams locate the card store. When they enter, the resourceful Mrs. Carter is able to discreetly let them know that Sims is there. They leave and re-enter through the store's back door, but a tense final confrontation ensues when Sims uses the terrified Alice Carter as a shield. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama


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As the second half starts, the narrator erroneously states that the escapee's freedom had cost two lives. The Nevada State Police officer was still alive and was taken to a hospital; only the escapee's brother had been killed. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: One of the strongest forces for effective police work all over the United States is the close cooperation between all law enforcement agencies. On February 18th, Whitey Sims, murder suspect and fugitive from Nevada, had been captured by the Highway Patrol. On the nineteenth, he was turned over to the custody of Sergeant Samson of the Nevada State Police. It is this kind of well-coordinated, joint effort that makes crossing a state line no advantage to a criminal.
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13 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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