State Trooper (1956– )

Death on Wheels 

Blake is ordered to investigate a wave of highway truck robberies.


Stanley Shpetner (as Stan Shpetner)


Fenton Earnshaw


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Leo Gordon ... Dan Quirk
Jeanne Vaughn Jeanne Vaughn ... Lucille King
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Sheriff Jack Bronson
Harry Lauter ... Hal Michaels
Kenneth MacDonald ... John Dalby
Robert B. Williams ... Cafe Owner (as Robert Williams)
Eddie Gomez Eddie Gomez ... Truck Hijacker
Paul Stader Paul Stader


The Nevada state and Las Vegas city police are asked to assist a truck company's internal investigation when a series of hijacking occur that leaves the drivers seriously injured. Blake goes undercover as a long-haul trucker and narrows the suspects to the denizens of a roadside café where a pretty waitress knows more than she lets on. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

16 February 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. This is s souvenir of the Old West.
[indicates a model of a Conestoga wagon]
Lt. Rod Blake: Many of these passed over the Old Spanish Trail from Utah to California. It was rugged and dangerous. Today that same wagon trail is U.S. 91, a smooth ribbon of concrete, but it's still dangerous and men still dies with their boots on - usually with one boot on the accelerator. You'll see danger on that road tonight in a case we ...
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