Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

Cargo Hijack 

An "Import Company" warehouse is used as a front for storage of merchandise stolen in a series of truck hijackings.


Lew Landers


Richard Adam


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Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
William Boyett ... Sgt. Ken Williams
Kathleen Case ... Sheila Nolan (as Cathy Case)
Douglas Odney Douglas Odney ... Vance Nolan (as Doug Odney)
Steve Ihnat ... Joe Tyler
Jean Paul King Jean Paul King ... Henchman
Joel Lawrence Joel Lawrence ... Truck Driver
Frank Warren ... Officer Simpson
Coleman Francis Coleman Francis ... Henchman
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Vance and Sheila Nolan and their two accomplices use their "Import Company" warehouse as a front for merchandise stolen in a series of truck hijackings. After a driver dies from injuries sustained in one of the hijackings, the Nolans make a deal with driver Joe Tyler to "allow" them to hijack his shipment in return for a payment of $5,000. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams investigate the hijacking of Tyler's truck but they are obviously suspicious of his description of the suspects and the gang decides to flee the area. The two accomplices are apprehended by Officer Simpson. The Nolans return to the warehouse, but are unpleasantly surprised when Dan and Sergeant Williams trap them there. A tense armed confrontation ensues. Written by Sam Spear

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truck heist | truck hijacking | See All (2) »


Action | Crime | Drama


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When describing the vehicles, the truck driver says he was cut off by a little pickup truck, but does not state the color. Matthews asks "You say it was a black pickup, is that right?" See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Of all the crimes encountered by the Highway Patrol, the most common, and by far the most lucrative for the criminals, is hijacking. At dawn on the tenth of last month, the Patrol learned they were up against a new foe in this age-old racket: a gang whose daring recklessness stopped at nothing - not even murder.
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1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono

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1.33 : 1
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