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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 1955
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre

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Highway Patrol

Highway Patrol screams onto the scene with fast cars and the catch phrase "10-4". Each week, Chief Dan Matthews (Broderick Crawford) leads his troops into another roadway adventure. Matthews is a tough, no-nonsense Chief of the Highway Patrol.

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01x01 Prison Break / Road Block Aired: Oct. 03, 1955

Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol swing into action when a convict escapes from prison and begins committing one ruthless action after another …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 156 episodes air between 1955 and 1959.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Although well known for his line via radio of "21-50 to headquarters", Broderick Crawford throughout the series…
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    Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Although well known for his line via radio of "21-50 to headquarters", Broderick Crawford throughout the series failed to properly use the radio microphone. On occasion, he held it backwards and spoke into the metal clip that held it on the dashboard, and he usually did not release the push-to-talk button after speaking (this would have prevented him from hearing headquarters). Other actors such as William Boyett did not make this error when using the microphone.
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  • Goof (factual errors): Throughout the series, a common tactic was to establish roadblocks. While this tactic could be effective given enough information and manpower, it would take far more…
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    Goof (factual errors): Throughout the series, a common tactic was to establish roadblocks. While this tactic could be effective given enough information and manpower, it would take far more officers and cars than would be assigned to rural or suburban areas by a state police agency.
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  • The wall maps Crawford and crew used was actually a map of central Oregon, centered around Prineville and Bend.
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