Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Mental Patient 

An escapee from a mental hospital is the primary suspect in the violent death of a farmer.

Director:

Leon Benson

Writer:

Gene Roddenberry (screenplay) (as Robert Wesley)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Anthony George ... Clarence Miller (as Tony George)
Riza Royce ... Lucy Clifford
Frank Fenton ... Milo Hobson
Byron Keith ... Officer Ellsworth
Monty Ash Monty Ash ... Al - Lab Technician
Kirk Alyn ... Patrolman
Terry Frost ... Sgt. Morse
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Clarence Miller escapes from the state mental hospital and heads toward a rural area. He becomes the primary suspect when local farmer Ed Burr is killed and his body is found severely mangled. Hungry and confused, he stops at the farm of Lucy Clifford and finds her willing to feed and talk to him. Dan Mathews and his officers converge on the area and find their search hindered by Milo Hobson, a shotgun-wielding friend of the dead man who matter-of-factly states that he has no intention of letting that "...homicidal maniac get off with an insanity plea." Dan learns of Miller's visit to Lucy's farm and he also learns that Burr actually died of a heart attack and that his body was subsequently trampled by livestock. He also learns that he has only minutes to find the confused young man before he becomes a victim of Hobson's shotgun. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The words spoken by Mrs. Clifford when Hobson is trying to shoot Miller are from Matthew 25:35-36 and 40 where Jesus was speaking about dealing with the less fortunate. See more »

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After Miller enters the farmhouse, the mud smudges on his cheeks fade and reappear. See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: On the morning of April fifth, the body of Edward Burr was discovered on his farm in the Council Flats area. Within minutes, Highway Patrol units were deployed to apprehend possible suspects. Several townspeople had reported seeing a large, strangely dress man in the vicinity.
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Onward, Christian Soldiers
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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Performed by Riza Royce
Hummed when character hangs clothes on a clothesline
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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