Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Motel Robbery 

A man and two women who specialize in robbing roadside motels become increasingly confident and reckless.


Gilbert Kay (as Gilbert L. Kay)


Laurence Heath (screenplay) (as Leonard Heideman)


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Episode cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Rhodes Reason ... Bart
Marilyn Buferd ... Joan
Lynette Bernay Lynette Bernay ... Karen Edwards (as Lynn Bernay)
Matt Winston Matt Winston ... Panorama Motel Manager
Vance Skarstedt Vance Skarstedt ... Officer Larrabee
Richard Tretter ... Monticello Hotel Manager (as Dick Tretter)
Robert Sherman Robert Sherman ... Officer - Unit 364
William Boyett ... Officer Johnson
Grant Davis Grant Davis ... Physician
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)


Karen Edwards, her older sister Joan, and Joan's husband Bart rob motels by using trickery rather than violence. Their robbery of the upscale Monticello Hotel goes awry when the manager returns to the office unexpectedly and Bart is forced to shoot him. Though critically injured, the manager is able to give Dan Mathews essential information about the perpetrators. At Karen's urging, the increasingly reckless Bart goes ahead with his plans to rob the Eagle Motel at gunpoint. Joan is fearful of facing a murder charge and gives a description of Bart and his vehicle when she and Karen are stopped by a Highway Patrol officer. Dan Mathews spots the car, and is ultimately forced to face Bart in a man-to-man gun battle. Written by Sam Spear

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

17 December 1956 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Also, $1,800.00 in 1956 had the same buying power as $15,886.01. See more »


Dan Mathews is seen driving a 1956 Buick Special throughout this episode, but stock footage of another car is used in the film to show him traveling quickly from place to place. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: To criminals seeking new sources of revenue, the motel, prosperous and often isolated, presents an inviting target. As a prelude to crime, early one Saturday morning, Karen Edwards checked out of a plush motel and headed for a nearby rendezvous.
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