State Trooper (1956– )

The Patient Skeleton 

When a runaway truck accidentally strikes an old mansion, a human skeleton--long hidden inside a wall--are revealed.


William Witney


Lawrence Kimble


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
DeForest Kelley ... Graham Jones
Charles Aidman ... Tommy Brandywine
Ian Wolfe ... Eli Crater
Edith Evanson ... Emily Brandywine


Blake investigates when a truck striking an abandoned mansion outside Reno cause a wall to collapse - and a skeleton to be revealed. Blake must sift through the clues revealed by a young man who told his mother of the disappearance of a boy 25 years earlier, a caretaker reluctant to cooperate in the investigation and a military school graduate with an ax to grind. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

30 April 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know, eternity to a small boy means the time stretching ahead till he's a man - to the rest of us it means forever. But both versions of eternity - the small boy's and the true one - have a place in this story called, "The Patient Skeleton". It may be that the character mentioned in the title is the only one that's really qualified to discourse on both patience and eternity.
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