For 156 episodes over four seasons from October 3, 1955 to September 1, 1959, Broderick Crawford played gruff Dan Matthew, the head of the Highway Patrol in an unnamed western state. In this episode a cafe owner's grudge against motorcyclists leads to the accidental death of a motorcycle officer.
Featuring Jack Edwards. Paula Houston, a young Clint Eastwood, John Compton, Jay Douglas, Steve Masino, and Sandy Sanders. Artyt Gilmore provided the narration. Directed by Lambert Hillyer from a script by Don Brinkley. Theme music for the show was composed by David Rose.
Crawford, who won an Academy Award for his role as Willie Stark in All the King' Men (1949), always a compelling actor, was underserved in early supporting roles because he did not fit the handsme leading man image that Hollywood demanded. For my money, it's hard to go wrong with a Crawford performance.
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.
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