State Trooper (1956– )

The Doll Who Couldn't Sleep 

Blake learns of the upcoming robbery of a Las Vegas Western Union branch.


Stanley Shpetner (as Stan Shpetner)


Lawrence Kimble


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Harry Landers ... Ben Stassel
Susan Morrow ... Rose Stassel
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Sheriff Jack Bronson
Gina Gillespie ... Edith Stassel
Chuck Couch Chuck Couch ... Cy


An ex-convict hopes to make one last score before he retires and makes plans with an expert mechanic to rig a bomb to use when robbing a Western Union office. The parolee pulls off the robbery, but is double-crossed by his partner and dies when the bomb prematurely explodes. Blake searches for the loot while the dead man's wife goes gunning for her husband's murderous partner. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

9 February 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know, most kids attribute human qualities to their toys and pets and maybe believing makes it so. This doll, for instance, kept its eyes open during a crime and sent a killer up for life. Now, after all her adventures, she's going back to her young owner... or should I say, "mother". You'll meet them in a moment in case we call, "The Doll Who Couldn't Sleep".
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