Calling All Cars!

Posted by on October 29, 2009

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:

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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….”

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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!

Links:

Wikipedia:  Broderick Crawford

Highway Patrol website

Sources:

(1)  Hulu–Highway Patrol Episodes

(2) Highway Patrol website

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