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Highway Patrol (1938)

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56 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Arrested for speeding by highway patrolman Bill Rolph (Robert Paige), J.W. Brady (Robert Middlemass), the president of an oil refinery, offers him the assignment to find the culprits who have wrecked his gas stations, hi-jacked his trucks ...See moreArrested for speeding by highway patrolman Bill Rolph (Robert Paige), J.W. Brady (Robert Middlemass), the president of an oil refinery, offers him the assignment to find the culprits who have wrecked his gas stations, hi-jacked his trucks and attempted to blow up his plant. Bill, having previously handed a summons to Brady's daughter, Jane (Jacqueline Wells), accepts the offer. He discovers the refinery police chief is working against his employer, and also captures a dynamiter on the grounds. Jane inadvertently exposes him to Walter Brennan (Arthur Loft), the general manager also working against Brady. Bill is made police chief of the refinery. Jane, unable to enter the plant, under Bill's new regulation, determines to spite Bill when she finds one of the company's trucks, driverless, on a hill. Unaware that the truck is loaded with explosives intended to blow up the plant,she starts it down the hill, planning to bust through the gate, but loses control and is knocked unconscious. Bill speeds to the runaway truck on his motorcycle, and snatches Jane to safety just before the truck smashes into a wall and explodes. Brennan employs an aviator to bomb the plant that night. Bill removes the captured dynamiter to the control house and substitutes a dummy. Brennan comes in, fearful the captured man will talk, and riddles the dummy with bullets. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Charles C. Coleman (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Writers
Lambert Hillyer (story) | Robert E. Kent (screenplay) | Stuart Anthony (screenplay)
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Updated Jun 27, 1938

Release date
Jun 27, 1938 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Robert Paige
William Rolph William Rolph   See fewer
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Julie Bishop
Jane Brady (as Jacqueline Wells) Jane Brady (as Jacqueline Wells)   See fewer
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Robert Middlemass
J.W. Brady J.W. Brady   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Walter Brennan Walter Brennan   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Jarvis Jarvis   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Carter Carter   See fewer
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George McKay
Martin Martin   See fewer
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Ann Doran
Estelle Estelle   See fewer
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Jack Rube Clifford
Motor Cop (uncredited) Motor Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mildred Gover
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Herman
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Kent
Patrolman (uncredited) Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lally
Jarvis Guard (uncredited) Jarvis Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Mack
Assistant Aviator (uncredited) Assistant Aviator (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Oil Worker (uncredited) Oil Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Morgan
Gate Guard (uncredited) Gate Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Rhein
Oil Worker (uncredited) Oil Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Brady's Chauffeur (uncredited) Brady's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Usher
Lewis (uncredited) Lewis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Wilber
Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Wolheim
Rolph Guard (uncredited) Rolph Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.1 / 10 | 14 votes