Highway Patrol (1938)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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It will do no good to look for Broderick Crawford in the cast of Highway Patrol; this is not the famed TV series of the 1950s, but instead a 1938 Columbia B-picture. Robert Paige heads the cast as motor patrolman William Rolph, dedicated to smashing up a deadly rivalry between two oil-refinery companies. Oil executive J. W. Brady (Robert Middlemass) plays fair, but his competitor does not, hiring goons and murderers to carry out the dirty work. Making Rolph's life easier is the fact that he's in love with Brady's daughter Jane (Jacqueline Wells, aka Julie Bishop). Curiously, the character name of Brady's general manager (and the film's actual villain) is Walter Brennan-played not by the real Brennan, but by Arthur Loft.

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bad-guy, bomb, business, business-rivalry, competition, good-guy, hijacker, police, rival, sabotage