Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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A highly regarded Highway Patrol officer tenders his resignation after he finds himself unable to subdue and arrest his brother (an escaped prisoner).


Lambert Hillyer


William George (screenplay) (as Bill George), Kenneth Noyes (screenplay)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Robert Patten ... Patrolman Mark Reynolds
Dennis Cross Dennis Cross ... Bill Reynolds aka John Bennett
Watson Downs Watson Downs ... Mr. Reynolds
Rachel Ames ... Anne Reynolds (as Judith Ames)
Terry Frost ... Sgt. Bruce Morris
Morgan Shaan Morgan Shaan ... Patrolman (as Ron Sha'an)
Peter M. Thompson Peter M. Thompson ... Leonard - Patrolman (as Peter Thompson)
Michael Mark ... Elderly Surveyor Driver
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Highly regarded Highway Patrol officer Mark Reynolds stops a speeding car and is surprised to find that the driver is his brother Bill (a military prison escapee). Bill assaults Mark and escapes when Mark draws his gun but is unable to shoot. Mark is distraught about the incident and offers his resignation to Dan Mathews, but he is vague about the reasons. Since Mark has always been a model officer, Dan investigates further and he is able to piece together the story concerning Bill and his frequent brushes with the law. Bill's continuing attempt to flee the area leads to additional assaults on a sailor and a local sheriff, but Dan and Mark eventually confront him face to face after he commandeers an elderly surveyor's car and causes a serious accident. Written by Sam Spear

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Mark Reynolds' patrol car is a 1954 Oldsmobile 88. See more »


Unit 2218 calls via radio to Matthews that a sailor had just passed through his roadblock, and he only describes the car as a station wagon. A few seconds later, Matthews broadcasts an alert and describes the station wagon as being a 1954 model. See more »


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Narrator: When on duty, there is not a moment in a Highway Patrol officer's life that he is not prepared to make a decision. Some decisions come directly from the manual, others from repeat experiences. But the split-second decision of when to shoot, take a life, is his alone. In the early morning of November 19th, Patrolman Mark Reynolds was faced with such a decision.
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February 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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