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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  • Although not given specific screen credit, the California Highway Patrol was pleased to give technical advice on the production, even as far as providing all the patrol vehicles used in the…
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    Although not given specific screen credit, the California Highway Patrol was pleased to give technical advice on the production, even as far as providing all the patrol vehicles used in the series, and uniforms, too (modified to remove all references to California).
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  • The series' opening credits originally expressed appreciation to Bernard R. Caldwell (the head of the California Highway Patrol during the mid-1950s) for technical advice and assistance, much…
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    The series' opening credits originally expressed appreciation to Bernard R. Caldwell (the head of the California Highway Patrol during the mid-1950s) for technical advice and assistance, much of which was provided on-site by CHP Officer Frank Runyon. After the initial seasons, Mr. Runyon continued to serve as a technical advisor but the CHP reduced its official support for the program. The opening expression of gratitude thus became more "generic". It read: "This program is dedicated to the Highway Patrols throughout the nation and their contribution to the safeguarding of public welfare. We are deeply grateful for the technical advice and assistance which made the authentic production of this program possible."
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  • At the end of the show each week, Broderick Crawford would make a safety announcement. One of his famous ones was "Leave your blood at the Red Cross, not on the highway". He always ended by…
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    At the end of the show each week, Broderick Crawford would make a safety announcement. One of his famous ones was "Leave your blood at the Red Cross, not on the highway". He always ended by saying "This is Broderick Crawford saying see you next week".
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