Highway Patrol

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Fast cars. Wide open spaces. Violent criminals. Police Chief Dan Mathews (Broderick Crawford) is tasked with maintaining law and order along the expansive rural highways of the western United States. The gruff, fast-talking cop zips from place to place in his patrol car, encountering excitement at every turn.


Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4

Ep 1: Prison Break (aka Roadblock - Pilot)

A vicious, unpredictable prison escapee hijacks a school bus in a daring attempt to escape his pursuers. Aired: 10/3/1955

Ep 2: Machine Napping

Two thieves steal a $100,000 computer and demand that amount as ransom in exchange for its safe return. Aired: 10/10/1955

Ep 3: Reckless Driving

Tragedy results when an impatient traveling salesman speeds recklessly. Aired: 10/17/1955

Ep 4: Lookout

An innocent man is pursued by the Highway Patrol and felons when he unknowing helps a robber escape. Aired: 10/24/1955

Ep 5: Gambling

Dan Mathews and his officers assist a county sheriff in closing down a club that offers illicit gambling. Aired: 10/31/1955

Ep 6: Hitchhiker

Dan Matthews discovers insurance fraud and a murder made to look accidental. Aired: 11/7/1955

Ep 7: Desert Town

Dan Matthews investigates when a small town wants him to leave. Aired: 11/14/1955

Ep 8: Radioactive

Dan Mathews and his officers race against time to find a stolen oil indicator device that contains potentially lethal radioactive pellets. Aired: 11/21/1955

Ep 9: Reformed Criminal

Dan Matthews investigates when a courier with a criminal record disappears with money. Aired: 11/28/1955

Ep 10: Father Thief

A young man must cover up his father's theft. Aired: 12/5/1955

Ep 11: Retired Gangster

Dan Mathews personally takes on the task of protecting a former crime boss who is scheduled to testify before a grand jury. Aired: 12/12/1955

Ep 12: Phony Insurance

Highway Patrol looks into a maintenance service that may have ulterior motives. Aired: 12/19/1955

Ep 13: Escort

Dan Matthews follows a senator when word gets out that a racketeer plans to murder him. Aired: 12/26/1955

Ep 14: Resort

A recovering addict gives Dan Mathews a tip on a distribution center cover. Aired: 1/2/1956

Ep 15: Girl Bandit

A woman tries to flee the country but not before stealing her husband's money. Aired: 1/9/1956

Ep 16: Mountain Copter

Highway Patrol chases an injured felon through dangerous mountain terrain. Aired: 1/16/1956

Ep 18: Scared Cop

A Highway Patrol officer resigns when he's unable to subdue his own brother, an escaped prisoner. Aired: 1/20/1956

Ep 17: Lie Detector

Dan Mathews utilizes polygraph testing to identify those responsible for the violent robbery of a motel owner. Aired: 1/23/1956

Ep 19: Harbor Story

Highway Patrol tracks three robbers who pose as fishermen. Aired: 2/6/1956

Ep 20: Hit and Run

Dan Matthews helps a family cope after their daughter is involved with a hit-and-run. Aired: 2/13/1956

Ep 21: Car Theft

Dan Mathews investigates a wrecking yard linked to illegal car activity. Aired: 2/20/1956

Ep 22: Human Bomb

An engineer sets out on a suicide mission against his former employer. Aired: 2/27/1956

Ep 23: Plane Crash

A crashed plane leads to a murder and a kidnapping. Aired: 3/5/1956

Ep 24: Desert Copter

Highway Patrol pursues a ruthless murder suspect trying to escape using desert roads. Aired: 3/12/1956

Ep 25: Plant Robbery

Highway Patrol close in on robbers who are led by an explosive and unpredictable leader. Aired: 3/19/1956

Ep 26: Released Convert

A patient parolee decides the time is finally right to attempt the recovery of stolen money. Aired: 3/26/1956

Ep 27: Motorcycle

A grudge leads to the accidental death of a Highway Patrol officer. Aired: 4/2/1956

Ep 28: Mental Patient

An escapee from a mental hospital is the primary suspect in the violent death of a farmer. Aired: 4/9/1956

Ep 29: License Plates

Dan Matthews pursues a recidivist thief with a tip from a young boy. Aired: 4/16/1956

Ep 30: Hitchhiker Dies

A hitchhiker implicates a man who gave him a ride. Aired: 4/23/1956

Ep 31: Blast Area Copter

A gunman and his female hostage unwittingly wander into a designated blasting area. Aired: 4/30/1956

Ep 32: Anti-Toxin

Dan Mathews and his officers attempt to ensure the delivery of life-saving serum to a young boy. Aired: 5/7/1956

Ep 33: Dead Patrolman

A Highway Patrol officer is murdered while pursuing a car stolen from a lonely bookstore owner. Aired: 5/14/1956

Ep 34: Art Robbery

Two thieves get more than they bargained for when their plan goes awry. Aired: 5/21/1956

Ep 35: Runaway Boy

Highway Patrol tracks a young, resourceful runaway. Aired: 5/28/1956

Ep 36: Taxi

A botched gas station robbery results in murder and abduction. Aired: 6/4/1956

Ep 37: Missing Witness

A woman attempts to help her innocent fiancé and discovers a killer may still be at large. Aired: 6/11/1956

Ep 38: Prospector

A poor prospector arouses suspicion when he suddenly begins paying off long-standing debts. Aired: 6/18/1956

Ep 39: Christmas Story

Dan Mathews and Sergeant Corey spend Christmas Eve searching for a lost girl. Aired: 6/25/1956

Ep 40: The Search

Several law-abiding citizens unknowingly help a charming murderer escape. Aired: 10/8/1956

Ep 41: Kidnap Copter

Highway Patrol races to the rescue when a kidnapped victim is injured in the mountains. Aired: 10/15/1956

Ep 42: Trailer Story

A murderous fugitive takes a newlywed couple hostage. Aired: 10/22/1956

Ep 43: Fisherman's Luck

Dan Mathews investigates the strange theft of a wrecked car. Aired: 10/29/1956

Ep 44: Magazine Writer

Dan Mathews discovers one corpse that's the key to two felonies. Aired: 11/5/1956

Ep 45: Typhoid Carrier

Dan Mathews swings into action to prevent a grief-crazed father from a revenge killing. Aired: 11/12/1956

Ep 46: Hot Rod

Dan Mathews puts the brakes on high-speed death, when he tracks down hot-rod killers. Aired: 11/19/1956

Ep 47: Hot Cargo

Dan Mathews struggles in hand-to-hand combat with a gang of hijackers. Aired: 11/26/1956

Ep 48: Oil Lease

Dan Mathews joins forces with the Army in a desperate attempt to capture two dangerous men armed with a bazooka. Aired: 12/3/1956

Ep 49: Ex-Con

Dan Mathews tries to prevent desperate ex-convicts from harming a woman hostage. Aired: 12/10/1956

Ep 50: Motel Robbery

Dan Mathews races against time to capture motel bandits before they strike again. Aired: 12/17/1956

Ep 51: Stolen Car Ring

Dan Mathews almost gets the wrong man in a ring of clever car thieves. Aired: 12/24/1956

Ep 52: Escaped Mental Patient

Dan Mathews winds up face-to-face with a homicidal maniac. Aired: 12/31/1956

Ep 53: Armored Car

Dan Mathews races to find a missing armored truck and rescue its endangered guard. Aired: 1/7/1957

Ep 54: Migrant Workers

Dan Mathews hunts a low form of killer who preys on the poor. Aired: 1/14/1957

Ep 55: Ranch Copter

Dan Mathews searches for a man to protect him from his brother-in-law's plan to kill him. Aired: 1/21/1957

Ep 56: Amnesia

Dan Mathews finds an injured woman victim of amnesia on a lonely mountain road. Aired: 1/28/1957

Ep 57: Statue of Limitations

Dan Mathews attempts to catch three robbers before the statute of limitations runs out. Aired: 2/4/1957

Ep 58: Resident Officer

Dan Mathews searches for the murderers of a fellow officer. Aired: 2/11/1957

Ep 59: Psycho

Dan Mathews re-enacts a murder-mystery with a madman. Aired: 2/18/1957

Ep 60: Counterfeit

Dan Mathews tracks down a ring of expert forgers. Aired: 2/25/1957

Ep 61: Suspected Cop

Dan Mathews must prove a patrolman's innocence before a newspaper prints the story. Aired: 3/5/1957

Ep 62: Trojan Horse

Dan Mathews works hard to outsmart three desperate criminals who resort to using a clever ruse. Aired: 3/12/1957

Ep 63: Female Hitchhiker

Dan Mathews tracks a trio of highway killers and walks into a trap. Aired: 3/18/1957

Ep 64: Nitro

Dan Mathews pursues a counterfeiting gang and winds up with a murderer. Aired: 3/25/1957

Ep 65: Motorcycle

Dan Mathews finds a way to stop hold-up bandits. Aired: 4/1/1957

Ep 66: Officer's Wife

A retired patrolman feels guilty when his partner dies. Aired: 4/8/1957

Ep 67: Stripped Cars

Dan Mathews goes after two brothers who hijack cars. Aired: 4/15/1957

Ep 68: Convict's Wife

An escaped convict abducts his estranged wife and forces her to help him elude the Highway Patrol. Aired: 4/22/1957

Ep 69: Reformation

Dan Mathews protects a thief from a brutal gunman. Aired: 4/29/1957

Ep 70: Stolen Plane Copter

Two convicts steal an airplane to escape from prison. Aired: 5/6/1957

Ep 71: Gem Robbery

A young boy's slingshot helps Dan Mathews capture two armed criminals. Aired: 5/13/1957

Ep 72: Wounded

A young boy's sligshot helps Dan Mathews capture two armed criminals. Aired: 5/20/1957

Ep 73: Fake Cop

A hold-up artist impersonates a Highway Patrol officer. Aired: 5/27/1957

Ep 74: Double Cross

Treachery and murder result after a bonded bank messenger, his wife and an accomplice steal a payroll. Aired: 6/3/1957

Ep 75: Narcotics

Drug dealers murder a roadside diner owner for his location. Aired: 6/10/1957

Ep 76: Hired Killer

Dan Mathews races to save an innocent man from a murderous stranger. Aired: 6/17/1957

Ep 77: Hostage Copter

Dan Mathews uses the Highway Patrol helicopter to rescue a terror-stricken girl from abductors. Aired: 6/24/1957

Ep 78: Rabies (Christmas)

Dan Mathews desperately searches for a little girl who has been bitten by a rabid dog. Aired: 7/1/1957

Ep 79: Hypo Bandit

Dan Mathews learns that a vicious bandit is on the loose with a "killer drug." Aired: 10/7/1957

Ep 80: Efficiency Secretary

Only Dan Mathews can outwit a cunning female thief who robs unsuspecting men. Aired: 10/14/1957

Ep 81: Temptation

Dan Mathews must clear an innocent boy of a grand larceny at the risk of his own life. Aired: 10/21/1957

Ep 82: Safecracker

A talented safecracker runs afoul of the Highway Patrol. Aired: 10/28/1957

Ep 83: Mistaken Identity

Dan Mathews rigs an ingenious trap to snare a kidnapper. Aired: 11/4/1957

Ep 84: Hostage Family Copter

Dan Mathews finds a trigger-happy madman holding a terrified family at gunpoint. Aired: 11/11/1957

Ep 85: The Sniper

With a man-hunting gunman on the loose, Dan Mathews springs a manhunt of his own Aired: 11/18/1957

Ep 86: Hot Dust

Dan Matthews searches for a laboratory worker who exposed himself to radioactive isotopes. Aired: 11/25/1957

Ep 87: Witness Wife

A man witnesses the disposal of a body and finds himself in danger. Aired: 12/2/1957

Ep 88: Dead Hunter

A hunting accident leads Dan Matthews to investigate. Aired: 12/9/1957

Ep 89: Convicted Innocent

When a man is exonerated for murder, he goes after the witness who identified him. Aired: 12/16/1957

Ep 90: Chain Store

When a masked gunman holds up several supermarkets, Dan Mathews sets an unusual trap to catch him. Aired: 12/23/1957

Ep 91: Double Death

A wrongly-convicted parolee becomes coldly determined to get revenge on his former business partner. Aired: 12/30/1957

Ep 92: Hideout

Dan Mathews rushes to the scene when a woman kills a wanted thief. Aired: 1/6/1958

Ep 93: Mother's March

Dan Matthews investigates when a local beautician is blamed for a crime. Aired: 1/13/1958

Ep 94: Slain Cabby

Dan Matthews uses taxi drivers as bait for criminals. Aired: 1/20/1958

Ep 95: Insulin

Two hoodlums attempt to murder their former cellmate by withholding his insulin. Aired: 1/27/1958

Ep 96: The 7th Green

The Highway Patrol exposes a ruthless man who operates a professional hideout for criminals. Aired: 2/3/1958

Ep 97: Foster Child

Dan Matthews puts out an APB to catch an armed fugitive: a 10-year-old male. Aired: 2/10/1958

Ep 98: Lady Bandits

Two girls stage a series of armed robberies using an ingenious trick. Aired: 2/17/1958

Ep 99: Revenge

Ex-convict Gerald Gray swears to kill Dan Mathews for sending him to prison. Aired: 2/24/1958

Ep 100: Tear Gas Copter

Three gunmen slug a Highway Patrol officer and take a housewife hostage. Aired: 3/3/1958

Ep 101: Deaf Mute

Dan Matthews must come to the rescue of a young girl and her father. Aired: 3/10/1958

Ep 102: Hit and Run

A hit-and-run exposes an attempted robbery. Aired: 3/17/1958

Ep 103: Fear

A family man is forced to commit murder when his past is revealed. Aired: 3/24/1958

Ep 104: Careless Cop

A Highway Patrol officer gets shot after a fatal mistake. Aired: 3/31/1958

Ep 105: Policewoman

An undercover policewoman has her identity compromised just before she tells Dan Matthews her location. Aired: 4/7/1958

Ep 106: The Truckers

Highway Patrol investigates pharmaceutical robberies in which the victims are rendered temporarily unconscious. Aired: 4/14/1958

Ep 107: Credit Card

Credit card thieves meet their match when they take advantage of a female victim. Aired: 4/21/1958

Ep 108: Psycho-killer

When Dan Matthews discovers a sinister plot among the "Lonely Hearts" newspaper advertisements, he sets a trap for a madman. Aired: 4/28/1958

Ep 109: Suicide

Two brothers find themselves at odds when a crime syndicate orders one to attack the other. Aired: 5/5/1958

Ep 110: Phony Cop

A husband and wife come up with a ruse to trick the Highway Patrol. Aired: 5/12/1958

Ep 111: The Judge

Red Baker escapes from prison and sets out to destroy the judge who sent him there. Aired: 5/19/1958

Ep 112: Dan's Vacation

Dan Mathews plans a much-needed vacation at his favorite fishing lodge, only to find himself in the middle of a drug syndicate. Aired: 5/26/1958

Ep 113: Explosives

An enraged husband plans a bombing to take out himself, his wife and his boss. Aired: 6/2/1958

Ep 114: Hostage Officer

When an officer is taken captive, Mathews uses his expert skill in radio-electronics to locate the fugitives and free his officer. Aired: 6/9/1958

Ep 115: Double Copter

Dan Matthews gives chase when a man escapes from the State Penitentiary. Aired: 6/16/1958

Ep 116: Dan Sick

When Dan Mathews falls ill with mysterious symptoms, he must discover what's wrong in order to save a young boy who's suffering from the same thing. Aired: 6/23/1958

Ep 117: Reward

When farmers attempt to capture an armed murderer, Dan Matthews goes to stop them. Aired: 6/30/1958

Ep 118: Frightened Witness

A newlywed couples helps the Highway Patrol capture a bandit before he kills again. Aired: 10/6/1958

Ep 119: Hostage

Mathews tracks a killer to his hideout and takes a million-to-one chance to rescue his hostages. Aired: 10/13/1958

Ep 120: Family Affair

A wife engineers a brilliant scheme for her husband’s escape from the penitentiary. Aired: 10/20/1958

Ep 121: Transmitter Danger

Two men steal a supply of TNT to blow up a safe. Only Dan Mathews knows that the TNT is set to be detonated by a radio signal. Aired: 10/27/1958

Ep 122: Gambling Story

A professional gambler decides to eliminate his competitor's illegal gambling room by staging a murder in his rival's place of business. Aired: 11/3/1958

Ep 123: Train Copter

Dan Matthews investigates when robbers turn on each other. Aired: 11/10/1958

Ep 124: Portrait of Death

When a missing artist turns up dead, Dan Matthews investigates. Aired: 11/17/1958

Ep 125: Train Robbery

Two gunmen take over an isolated railroad station, planning to kill the crew of an oncoming train and escape with a fortune in cash. Aired: 11/24/1958

Ep 126: Deadly Diamonds

Dan Matthews uncovers a plot to steal from three traveling jewelers. Aired: 12/1/1958

Ep 127: Blood Money

Dan Mathews springs into action when a man tries to avenge his brother's murder. Aired: 12/8/1958

Ep 128: False Confession

A man confesses to a crime he didn't commit to obtain the reward. Aired: 12/15/1958

Ep 129: Confidence Game

When a con artist swindles an elderly man, Dan Mathews puts his force into motion to capture him. Aired: 12/22/1958

Ep 133: Breath of a Child

Dan Mathews tries to find a sailor who's been exposed to a deadly and contagious disease. Aired: 12/29/1958

Ep 130: Split Robbery

Armed robbers hold the wife of a supermarket manager hostage until her husband turns over the receipts of his store. Aired: 1/5/1959

Ep 131: The Trap

The Highway Patrol transports a convict to the state prison. Aired: 1/12/1959

Ep 132: Expose

After a newspaperman writes an incriminating article, racketeers set a trap. Aired: 1/19/1959

Ep 134: Narcotics Racket

Swindlers pose as Federal Narcotics Officers to dupe family members. Aired: 1/26/1959

Ep 135: Copter Cave In

A gunman fleeing from prison forces a prospector to hide him in an abandoned gold mine. Aired: 2/2/1959

Ep 136: Gem Robbery

When an employee of a diamond importing firm goes missing, Highway Patrol suspects foul play. Aired: 2/9/1959

Ep 137: Mexican Chase

The California and Mexican highway patrols hunt a car-theft ring operating across the border. Aired: 2/16/1959

Ep 138: Framed Cop

A man sets out to get even with the Highway Patrolman who put his brother in prison. Aired: 2/23/1959

Ep 139: The Collector

When a man blackmailing others is accidently killed, past secrets threaten to emerge. Aired: 3/2/1959

Ep 140: Revenge

After his father is killed in an automobile accident, a young man sets out to get even. Aired: 3/9/1959

Ep 141: Brave Boy

When a boy's father is killed by a burglar, Chief Mathews leads the highway patrol in pursuit of the killer. Aired: 3/16/1959

Ep 142: Diversion Robbery

Chief Matthews rushes to track down a pair of robbers with a single fingerprint. Aired: 3/23/1959

Ep 143: Cargo Hi Jack

Dan Matthews finally gets a lead on a sneaky hijack gang. Aired: 3/30/1959

Ep 144: Hitch Hiker

Dan Matthews investigates when a hitchhiking incident goes bad. Aired: 4/6/1959

Ep 145: Illegal Entry

Dan Matthews investigates an illegal immigration racket. Aired: 4/12/1959

Ep 146: Killer on the Run

A counterfeiting gang chases a man down when he crosses them. Aired: 4/19/1959

Ep 147: Prisoner Exchange Copter

When a small town sheriff captures a racketeer, they summon the Highway Patrol. Aired: 4/27/1959

Ep 148: Dan Hostage

Dan Matthews investigates when a restaurant holdup turns into a kidnapping. Aired: 5/4/1959

Ep 149: Woman Escapees

Dan Mathews organizes a tight Highway Patrol when two criminals escape. Aired: 5/11/1959

Ep 150: Auto Press

Highway Patrol investigates a husband-wife holdup team that bungles a filling station job. Aired: 5/18/1959

Ep 151: Express Delivery

Two thieves attempt to rob the courier of a gem corporation. Aired: 5/25/1959

Ep 152: Desperate Men

Two criminals flee the scene of a robbery and murder, and take refuge in a hospital's boiler room. Aired: 6/1/1959

Ep 153: Confession

When gangsters turn on one of their own, Highway Patrol Chief Mathews sets up a stakeout at the crook's house. Aired: 6/8/1959

Ep 154: Detour to Death

Highway Patrol investigates when a criminal trio use a fake detour sign to misdirect motorists to a lonely road. Aired: 6/15/1959

Ep 155: Fire

An arsonist sets fire to a warehouse, bringing the Highway Patrol in pursuit. Aired: 6/22/1959

Ep 156: Bank Messenger

Highway Patrol investigates a criminal duo targeting banks. Aired: 6/29/1959