Blake investigates the murder of a man found beaten to death and placed in a demolished car.


Tom Gries


John Draft (teleplay), Fenton Earnshaw (teleplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Virginia Gregg ... Laura Marco
Bartlett Robinson ... Vincent Marco
Ken Lynch ... Edward Loomis
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Sheriff Jack Bronson


Blake is asked to investigate a mysterious car fire outside of Las Vegas. He learns that the fire was started with kerosene and the driver had a head wound on the back of his head, rather than the front as would be expected after a crash. Blake learns that the dead man was tried for embezzlement, but found not guilty and a woman who testified on his behalf lived at a ranch only a few miles from the crash site. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

16 February 1958 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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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 microscope has convicted more criminals than all the testimony I've given. One look through here and our lab men can come up with a lot of answers. Good solid evidence that can't be refuted. There's one thing a microscope can't do - look inside a human being, show a man's driving force that causes him to throw away his reason and yield to a murderous impulse. That's the way it was with the man in ...
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