Well, I just found it! I was writing today and happened to go to Hulu and found a great old TV show: Highway Patrol! Let’s take a look at a sample of the show:
That’s a pretty neat show! I’ve always been a big fan of Dragnet and other vintage television shows, and from what I can determine, this particular show was actually started with Jack Webb, who turned it down to work on his own big upcoming project. According to the site, Highway Patrol:
“…So Guy approached Jack Webb who accepted the idea and was set to do a pilot. However, at about the same time Jack, who was passionate about jazz, got his pilot for Pete Kelly’s Blues picked up by the network so he reneged doing a show based on the CHP. In the end, Ziv productions who needed a couple more shows to fill out it’s 1955 season decided to do the pilot using Broderick Crawford as the lead….”
Whatever the case may be, this is a great show, both entertainment-wise as well as having some fabulous shots of life in the mid-Fifties! Take a look and watch!
I’ve arranged some links below to the Highway Patrol site as well as Hulu and a few others. Enjoy!
Have a great day!