Highway Patrol

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(ended 1959)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 10/3/55
      8.9

      A guard is killed during a prison break and the escapee is a ruthless career criminal who will stop at nothing to prevent capture by Chief Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol.

    • Two men steal a state of the art computer and hold it for $100,000 ransom. A chase from the air in the Highway Patrol's Bell 47 helicopter prevents their get-a-way.

    • Reckless Driving
      Episode 3
      10/17/55
      9.6
      A salesman's wife is critically injured in a car crash after he, driving on a suspended license, tries to evade a Highway Patrol check point.
    • Lookout
      Episode 4
      10/24/55
      9.3
      After a restaurant owner is killed by two men in a hold up, a man hunt searches for a third man, who was uninvolved in the robbery but unlucky enough to be with the robbers at the time.
    • Gambling
      Episode 5
      10/31/55
      9.3
      The Highway Patrol is asked to lend assistance to a local Sheriff after his attempts to shut down an illegal gambling house all fail.
    • Hitchhiker
      Episode 6
      11/7/55
      9.3
      An ex-con is suspected of multiple murders in an insurance fraud scheme involving migrant workers.
    • Desert Town
      Episode 7
      11/14/55
      9.5

      While inspecting some of the outlying Highway Patrol substations, Dan decides that breakfast sounds good and stops at a dinner in a small town, only to be told that the stove has just broken. He tries another place that closes as soon as he gets there. The town's general store is closed and Dan's suspicions rise when he sees no one anywhere in the town.

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    • Radioactive
      Episode 8
      11/21/55
      9.2

      An oil research device that contains radioactive materials is stolen and makes it's way through various hands until it's about to be dismantled by a ham radio operator, with his pregnant wife looking on.

    • 11/28/55
      9.0
      A company's financial courier goes missing with a large sum of money and the Highway Patrol soon discovers that he has a checkered criminal past.
    • Father Thief
      Episode 10
      12/5/55
      9.3

      A Highway Patrolman stops a young man for exceeding the speed limit and then becomes suspicious of all the spare parts in the car, only to have the boy panic and accidentally run over the officer.

    • Retired Gangster
      Episode 11
      12/12/55
      9.2

      An ex-mob boss turned witness refuses to be guarded in a hotel, so Dan and team set up defenses on the man's ranch, spending five days fending off a sharp shooter, a car bomb, and explosives in a package.

    • Phony Insurance
      Episode 12
      12/19/55
      9.6

      A crook has what appears to be a perfect racket. His men cause trucks to have accidental break-downs on the roadway, and then he sends out a service to repair the trucks. His plans works until two things happen. A trucker turns down the service, calling the Highway Patrol instead, and one of the crooks/road mechanics ends up dead.

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    • Escort
      Episode 13
      12/26/55
      9.1

      Dan gets a tip from an anonymous source that a mobster has a hit scheduled for the senator who is heading up the crime commission that is investigating the crook's rackets.

    • Resort
      Episode 14
      1/2/56
      8.8

      Chief Dan Mathews sets up a sting to try and find out the source of heroin that is craftily being smuggled to pushers behind the hubcaps of unsuspecting tourists who frequent a certain resort.

    • Girl Bandit
      Episode 15
      1/9/56
      8.7

      A bank messenger responsible for transporting large sums of money is pressured by his wife to steal one of the shipments, only he finds out she plans on taking the loot and running away with another man.

    • Mountain Copter
      Mountain Copter
      Episode 16
      1/16/56
      8.9

      An injured young hood takes hold up in a mountain cabin and is helped by a woman, while her husband contacts a nearby ranger. The man comes to, and takes the woman hostage, just as Dan closes in from the sky.

    • Lie Detector
      Episode 17
      1/23/56
      9.4

      Using a lie detector, and his intuition, Dan must sort out who is telling the truth about an attempted robbery of an old woman who owns a motel and her eager to help nephew.

    • Scared Cop
      Episode 18
      1/30/56
      9.0

      One of Chief Mathews' best officers suddenly resigns and Dan soon figures out that it's because the cop's own brother is an escaped criminal.

    • Harbor Story
      Episode 19
      2/6/56
      8.5

      After a bystander is shot when three robbers hold up a bank, Dan must move quickly to insure no one else in this small coastal town gets hurt.

    • Hit And Run
      Episode 20
      2/13/56
      9.5
      After a fight with her husband, a distraught woman accidentally runs down a pedestrian, and then flees the scene to take refuge at her mother's house.
    • Car Theft
      Episode 21
      2/20/56
      9.1

      Dan gets a tip from a salvage dealer and uncovers a car theft ring that buys wrecks for their plates and registration, which they then put on freshly stolen repainted vehicles.

    • Human Bomb
      Episode 22
      2/27/56
      9.4
      A fired employee heads his car full of explosives toward the company's main building as the Highway Patrol puts up roadblocks in hopes of stopping him before it's too late.
    • Plane Crash
      Episode 23
      3/5/56
      9.3

      A ranger calls the Highway Patrol when he sees a small plane coming down in what he thinks is an emergency landing. Mathews arrives to find the empty plane intact and the ranger murdered.

    • Desert Copter
      Episode 24
      3/12/56
      9.0

      As a result of an APB broadcast on radio stations, Dan picks up the trail of a murderous con man heading out into the desert. The only way to catch up with him is by air.

    • Plant Robbery
      Episode 25
      3/19/56
      9.3

      Using forensic science like metal work and foot print analysis to help solve a crime, Dan must use all resources available to find the criminals behind a daring armed robbery using a perfectly replicated armored truck, which has already resulted in one murder.

    • Released Convict
      Episode 26
      9.3
      When an armored car thief is released after doing his time, Chief Mathews sets up an elaborate net of officers to track the man as he heads back to the hiding place he put a half million dollars before his capture.
    • Motorcycle
      Episode 27
      4/1/56
      0.0
      Eight months ago, the tiny town of Sunland Park was raided and ran-sacked by a renegade motorcycle club.
    • Motorcycle A
      Motorcycle A
      Episode 27
      7.2
      In the aftermath of a devastating visit to a small town by a raiding motorcycle gang, the town reacts violently when any motorcyclist enters. After an incident with accredited bikers and the death of a trooper, Dan sends in undercover officers as motorcyclists to find out the truth...and he does quickly and violently.moreless
    • Mental Patient
      Episode 28
      4/1/56
      9.4
      After a local farmer is brutally killed, a recently escaped mental patient becomes the prime suspect when it's reported that the man was spotted near the murder site.
    • License Plates
      Episode 29
      9.5
      The Highway Patrol gets involved with trying to catch an extremely crafty bank robber, who keeps no pattern, never performs the same way twice, and looks like an everyday guy, making it near impossible to get an accurate description of him. That is, until he runs across an alert young man with a good memory.moreless
    • Hitchhiker Dies
      Episode 30
      9.3
      After a payroll heist goes wrong and the robber is wounded, a good Samaritan who stops to help the man by giving him a ride soon finds himself as the Highway Patrol's prime suspect in the crime.
    • Blast Area Copter
      Episode 31
      9.1
      The all clear has been given for a blasting team to start excavating a flood zone basin when a gunman and the car and driver he's hijacked drive directly into the danger zone. High overhead, Dan in a Highway Patrol helicopter attempts a capture, only to have their radio knocked out, with moments to go before the blast.moreless
    • Anti-Toxin
      Episode 32
      8.0
      A young man is dying of a closed wound infection and lives in such a remote area that a doctor may not have time to get there. Dan makes arrangements for the Highway Patrol to race drugs to the boy but that plan falls apart due to what appears to be a jealous employee.moreless
    • Dead Patrolman
      Episode 33
      9.5
      On a remote road, a citizen happens upon a Highway Patrol squad car with keys in the ignition, engine running, but abandoned. Mathews calls out an all out search for a patrolman that is either injured, or dead, for a Highway Patrolman would never just walk away from his car.
    • Art Robbery
      Episode 34
      9.1
      A known art collector purchases some very valuable and very expensive paintings for his collection. But even with extreme security, someone has devised a plan to take those paintings and hold them for ransom. Unfortunately, that leads to a man's death which brings Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol into the picture.moreless
    • Runaway Boy
      Episode 35
      8.7
      Jimmy is a 12 year old boy who was hit in the head with a baseball bat and needs immediate eye surgery to keep his vision. But the boy is scared of hospitals and has run away, sending Dan and squad into a search to find the young man before he hurts himself or loses his sight forever.moreless
    • Taxi
      Episode 36
      6/1/56
      9.5
      A Highway Patrolman is murdered by a gunman in a taxi cab after a gas station is held up.
    • Missing Witness
      Episode 37
      9.3
      The same day that a suspect is about to be sentenced in the Sunrise Park murders, a lady walks into the Highway Patrol HQ with the story that the man on trial is innocent, and she knows who the real killer is.
    • Prospector
      Episode 38
      6/1/56
      9.3
      An old prospector finds more than ore on his claim. A robber has hidden a cache of stolen money there and Asa McQueen has found it and started spending it quite publicly, drawing the dangerous attention of the thief.
    • Christmas Story
      Episode 39
      8.9
      It's two days before Christmas, and Ted Spath comes home to find a note from his wife Laura. She and their 6 year old daughter Julie had left and were headed for Silver Shores, to stay with Laura's sister Sue. But before they complete the trip, little Julie disappears from the Brentwood Motor Hotel early Christmas Eve. Enter Dan Matthews and the Highway Patrol. Through clues, good police work, and some help from Santa, Chief Matthews pulls off a double holiday miracle, just in time for Christmas.moreless
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