Highway Patrol: Hired Killer TV Show
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  • It was definitely watchable, if only for the curiosity about the title character, the unnamed killer
  • I'm not always that impressed with how they go about things, but I always have to remind myself that this was done in an era that pre-dates so much of how things are handled now

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      From June 1957, Highway Patrol: Hired Killer was one of the last episodes of the police drama’s second season to air. It was definitely watchable, if only for the curiosity about the title character, the unnamed killer.

      Len Hendry played a hired gun who shows up to take down a pair of brothers named Santell. The two are


      scheduled to give testimony in court against a racketeer. Until then, they’ve moved to a smaller town, living under a fake last name and running a farm. One of them even has a girlfriend.

      One of my favorite things about this particular story is the calmness of Hendry’s portray. His character wasn’t the usual hit man. He had finesse, and his goal wasn’t to kill the whole world, but only those he’d been hired to. He was much more like a businessman. I liked that, in a strange sort of way. It gave the show and the killer some uniqueness.

      As always, Broderick Crawford stars as California Highway Patrol Chief Dan Mathews. At ...


      • Highway Patrol: Hired Killer TV Show
      first, he doesn’t know about the Santell’s situation, but once he does, the urgency picks up. I’m not always that impressed with how they go about things, but I always have to remind myself that this was done in an era that pre-dates so much of how things are handled now. It’s a night and day existence
      in a way.

      My one real negative about the story is what happened when Mathews approached the girlfriend. She wasn’t surprised that Mathews knew who she was. That wasn’t logical. She doesn’t even know the real story about her boyfriend. This entire section didn’t play true.

      The rest of the story was strong, though, making the overall presentation a good one.




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