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1. Introduction.The ThisTV Friday Flick Pick Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Pollcast, Inc., 112 West 34thStreet, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10120 ("Sponsor"). Twenty-five (25) callers each week will win a ThisTV baseball cap (Five (5) per Daily Entry Period). One Grand Prize winner will win $500 cash, in the form of a check or a pre-paid Visa card once per Monthly Entry Period ("Prizes"). All applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and rules apply.
ONLY THREE (3) TOTAL GRAND PRIZE PACKAGES WILL BE AWARDED.
2.Timing. The Sweepstakes begins on July 6, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on September 27, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. ET ("Promotion Period"). Five winners will be selected each weekday, Tuesday through Friday, for all entries received from 8 a.m. on the previous day until 7:59 a.m. on the day of the drawing to win the ThisTV baseball caps. Five winners will be drawn each Monday for all entries received between 8 a.m. on the previous Friday and 7:59 a.m. on the day of the drawing. ("Daily Entry Period").
The Sweepstakes consists of sixty (60) Daily Entry Periods, for which five (5) ThisTV baseball caps will be awarded for each entry period, and three (3) monthly entry periods for which one Grand Prize winner will be selected from all entries each month to win $500 cash, in the form of a check or pre-paid Visa card ("Monthly Entry Period"), as outlined in the chart below:
|Monthly Ending Period||Start Date
(at 8:00 a.m. ET)
(at 7:59 a.m. ET)
|1||July 6, 2014||August 5, 2014||August 15, 2014|
|2||August 6, 2014||September 5, 2014||September 15, 2014|
|3||September 6, 2014||September 27, 2014||October 10, 2014|
Sponsor's computer clock that is part of its database tracking system is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
4. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority, whichever is older in their state of residence) or older as of the date of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Pollcast, Inc. ("Sponsor"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM"), Tribune Broadcasting Company LLC ("Tribune"), and their respective parents, affiliates, companies, officers, directors and agents, and advertising or promotion agencies (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and/or members of their immediate families as such persons are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.
5. How to Enter. During an applicable Daily Entry Period running during the Promotion Period, watch ThisTV for the Friday Flick Pick audience participation segment, which will be promoted throughout each week day or visit www.thistv.com to find the valid toll-free phone number through which you can enter the Sweepstakes every day. To enter, call the valid toll-free phone number: 1-855-484-4788 (the "Friday Flick Pick Phone Number") from a touch-tone telephone. All connected calls to the Friday Flick Pick Phone Number during a Daily Entry Period as verified by Sponsor will receive an entry to the Sweepstakes for such Daily Entry Period. Entries will not be carried forward into subsequent Daily Entry Periods. You will receive the entry into the Sweepstakes as soon as your call to the toll-free phone number is picked up. You may be asked to complete a daily survey and review third party offers. You will also be offered one additional bonus entry per Daily Entry Period in the Sweepstakes if you select one or more third partyoffers, as described at the time of your call. Callers may select a third party offer by pressing the "1" key on their telephone keypad while or immediately after listening to a particular offer. When the "1" key is pressed, the bonus entry will be confirmed and the callers will be prompted to confirm that they wish to be connected with the advertiser associated with the selected offer. Callers are not required to purchase any products or services from advertisers in order to receive the bonus entry to the Sweepstakes. Purchasing a third party offer does not increase your chances of winning. Entrants' phone numbers will not be used for commercial purposes, other than for communicating and fulfilling any selected offers. Any use of entrants' phone numbers by advertisers and/or Sweepstakes Entities shall comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act. You can call from a landline or a mobile phone; please note that standard charges levied by phone carriers may apply.
Limit of one (1) entry per telephone number and per person per day, except that entrants shall be offered one (1) additional bonus entry as described above. By participating in The ThisTV Friday Flick Pick Sweepstakes, you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) entry per day during the Promotion Period, except when entrants playing in a Daily Entry Period are offered one (1) additional bonus entry as described above. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same phone number. Multiple entries received from one person or phone number after the first entry received from that person or phone number will be void. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the phone number used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account holder is the natural person assigned a phone number by a phone service provider or the authorized user if the phone number belongs to a business. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder or user.
6. Selection of Potential Winner. Sponsor will randomly select five (5) potential winners from among all eligible entries received on each Daily Entry Period. Limit one (1) prize per person. Each entrant selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each potential winner will be notified by phone, through the phone number that he or she called from to enter, within ten (10) days following the end of the Daily Entry Period. Should an entrant win, he/she must be available at the phone number used to enter the Sweepstakes to receive his/her win notification and instructions on how to claim his/her Prize; Sponsor is not responsible for changes in entrants' phone numbers. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits his/her Prize. Sponsor will notify potential winners on their voice message system if available that Sponsor is attempting to reach them and will provide a return phone number to call. In the event the potential winner cannot be reached and does not respond within the above time period, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place at random from among all eligible remaining entries received for the applicable Daily Entry Period. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held, after which such Prize will remain un-awarded. Each winner will receive his/her Prize 4-6 weeks by mail after winner verification.
7. Prizes. Five Prizes per Daily Entry Period and One Grand Prize per Monthly Entry Period: Following each Daily Entry Period, five random callers will win a ThisTV baseball cap. Amongst all entries during a Monthly Entry Period, one Grand Prize winner will be selected randomly by Sponsor and be awarded $500 cash, in the form of a check or a pre-paid Visa card ("Prizes" ) as determined by Sponsor. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another prize of greater or equal monetary value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are solely responsible for any and all applicable fees and taxes associated with Prize receipt and use. The odds of being selected for each Daily Entry Period and Monthly Entry Period depend on the total number of valid callers during each Daily Entry Period and Monthly Entry Period.
8. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's and the Sweepstakes Entities' use of winner's name, likeness, voice, opinions, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
9. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures, pre-emptions/interruptions/cancellation of the Friday Flick Pick promotions or ThisTV digital television network or any factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Sponsor's or the thistv.com website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and other Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. General Release and Limitations of Liability. By entering, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities, and hereby acknowledge that said Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a Prize. Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, employees or independent contractors, (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sweepstakes Entity, or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sweepstakes Entity. The failure of Sweepstakes Entity to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, labor strike, terrorism, act of public enemies, action of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.
The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network, hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes, receipt, possession or use or misuse of any Prize, or from downloading any material from Sponsor's or any other Sweepstakes Entity’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor, any other Sweepstakes Entity or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor's or the thistv.com website by a hypertext link. If, for any reason, an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Prizes offered herein. In such event, Sponsor shall only hold a special drawing if potential entrant can prove, from a valid, written phone company record, that a call was made to the ThisTV phone number on the date of claimed entry. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible Prize claims.
11. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any Prizes awarded, shall be governed by the laws of the state of New York, (without regard to the conflict of law provisions thereof) and resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") for final and binding arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules to be held in New York, New York, before a single arbitrator who shall be a retired judge, in accordance with New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 7501 et seq. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator's award is based. The parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator's fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Neither party shall be entitled or permitted to commence or maintain any action in a court of law with respect to any matter in dispute until such matter shall have been submitted to arbitration as herein provided and then only for the enforcement of the arbitrator's award. Nothing in this paragraph shall affect either party's ability to seek from a court injunctive or equitable relief at any time; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
12. Sweepstakes Errors. The Sweepstakes Entities assume no liability and are not responsible for, and participants hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Sweepstakes; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Sweepstakes; and/or (c) in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
13. Winners List: Winners List requests will only be accepted after each Daily Entry Period end date and no later than September 30, 2014. For the Winners List, send an email with subject line: "The ThisTV Friday Flick Pick Sweepstakes, Winners List Request," to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highway Patrol starred Broderick Crawford as Chief Dan Matthews, the gruff and dedicated commander of a police force in a large, unidentified Western state, who is always in control and always at the scene of the action. The real California Highway Patrol provided technical assistance, and the Dodges and Buicks used as police vehicles were designed to resemble the then-current CHP fleet in both paint scheme and door insignias. The series was unique in that it used primarily location shooting - in rural and desert areas of southern California - in the still very studio-bound early years of television.
Host/Narrator: Art Gilmore
Confidence Game: Con man Paul Gayle swindles kindly Gus Fields out of his hard earned savings. Gus dies of a heart attack. Chief Mathews puts his force in motion to capture Gayle.
Split Robbery: Armed robbers hold the wife of a supermarket manager hostage until her husband turns over the receipts of his store. Chief Mathews knowledge of criminal operations shows him where the thieves will strike next.
The Trap: Sentenced convict Ted Wilson is being taken to the state prison by Chief Mathews and the Highway Patrol. Members of Wilson's gang lay an ambush along the route.
Christmas Story: Ted Spaeth's career as a successful architect has caused him to neglect his wife Laura and their six-year old daughter Julie.
Breath of a Child: A sailor is exposed to deadly-contagious spinal meningitis when he saves an infant's life. He then elopes with his girl, not knowing he's a carrier of the deadly disease.
Narcotics Racket: By posing as a Federal Narcotics Officer and a dope peddler, two swindlers dupe their victims into believing close relatives are members of a dope ring.
Copter Cave In: A gunman fleeing from prison forces a prospector to hide him in an aboandoned gold mine. When the mine collapses, a heavy rock pins the prospector down.
Mexican Chase: Joining forces, the California and Mexican Highway Patrols hunt a car-theft ring operating across the border. The slick-working thieves elude the law by altering the cars before selling them.
Framed Cop: Paul Carson has a grudge against Sergeant Ken Williams of the Highway Patrol. Williams had Carson's brother sentenced to prison and Carson is out to get even.
The Collector: Crook Nathan Colley extracts 'hush money' from ex-convicts who are leading decent lives where people don't know about their past. Colley pulls a gun on ex-con Jerry Singleton when Jerry refuses to pay up.
Revenge: Ex-convict Gerald Gray swears to kill Dan Mathews for sending him to prison. Released, Gray challenges an innocent farmer to a gun battle and as Gray anticipated, Dan Mathews rushes in to stop the fight.
Brave Boy: Young Billy Redmond's father is killed by a burglar who had entered the Redmond home thinking the family was out of town. Aided by Billy's eye-witness account of the crime, Chief Mathews leads the highway patrol in pursuit of the killer.
Diversion Robbery: A pair of robbers devise a getaway technique in which a time bomb, exploding harmlessly but with terrifying noise, diverts attention from the scene of the crime and their escape.
Cargo Hi Jack: Vance and Sheila Nolan head a hijack gang which eludes capture by pulling jobs across a large territory. But when a truck driver is murdered, they alter their method of operation and give Chief Mathews his first lead.
Hitch Hiker: Joe and Dolly Parker work a hitchhiking ruse to finance their way from New York to California. Thumbing rides, Joe robs the drivers, then meets Dolly at a prearranged destination. When a victim fights back, Joe commits murder.
Illegal Entry: Ben Douglas smuggles Mexicn field workers into the U.S., gets them farm jobs, then blackmails them by threatening to report them to the police as illegal immigrants.
Killer on the Run: Les Curtis doublecrosses a counterfeiting gang and flees with $20,000 in cash. With one of the gangsters in hot pursuit, Curtis hitchhikes a ride with two middle-aged women who are unaware they have become part of a deadly chase.
Prisoner Exchange Copter: A small town sheriff captures racketeer Jack Avery. When the sheriff summons the Highway Patrol, Avery gets in touch with one of his henchmen, Rick Herron.
Dan Hostage: Ed Legett, a nervous amateur gunman, bungles a restaurant holdup and wounds the proprietor. When Dan Mathews chances upon the scene, Legett panics and takes the proprietor's wife as a hostage.
Woman Escapees: Lita Morgan and Caroline Craig, serving life sentences for murder, escape from prison. On the state highway, they stop and kill the driver of a car.
Auto Press: A husband-wife holdup team bungles a filling station job, killing the owner. Hemmed in by Highway Patrol roadblocks, they rush to hide their car which, if spotted, will identify them.
Express Delivery: Two thieves attempt to rob the courier of a gem corporation, believing he is carrying $200,000 in jewels. When they learn the jewels are due to arrive at the airport later that day, one of the thieves plans to pose as the courier.
Desperate Men: Two criminals flee the scene of a robbery and murder, and take refuge in a hospital's boiler room. Cornered by the Highway Patrol, the crooks offer a grisly bargain for their freedom.
Confession: Three gangsters gun down a fourth crook who ran out with the proceeds of a bank robbery. Knowing the gunplay failed to turn up the loot, Highway Patrol Chief Mathews sets up a stakeout at the dead man's house.
Detour to Death: Two men and a girl use a fake detour sign to misdirect motorists to a lonely road. In a false squad car and clad in makeshift police uniforms, the trio halts the unsuspecting drivers and robs them.
Fire: Fire-bug Jod Patterson sets fire to a warehouse, bringing the Highway Patrol in pursuit. An unwitting farmer hires Patterson as laborer.
Bank Messenger: Sue and Red Hammond pull two robberies in one day, both by the same method. The female half of the holdup pair lures bank messengers to a prearranged spot where Red shoots them and grabs the money.
Roadblock (Pilot #1): Ralph Neal is a hardened criminal. He's smart, ruthless, and brutal. His outward personality belies his vicious character. He escapes from a state penitentiary. During the escape, he kills a guard. The convict who escapes with him is wounded during the escape. When this man's wounded leg slows the pair down, Neal immediately appraises this as an obstacle to his getaway and slugs the man into unconsciousness. Dan Mathews, head of State Patrol, gets into action. Mathews and Neal don't know each other, but as Mathews bottles up every avenue of escape, and closes in on Neal, and as Neal commits one ruthless act after another to break through a trap that is closing in on him, it becomes apparent that there is almost a personal conflict between these two men.
Machine Napping Copter: Charlie Gray and Ross, two criminals, ingeniously "kidnap" an expensive machine owned by the Ferris Electronic Co.
Reckless Driving: Dan Mathews places a new stretch of highway under severe Selective Enforcement--in order to reduce the high accident rate. Systematic traffic checks and increased patrolling of the area are instigated. Also, Mathews interviews negligent drivers who receive too many citations on that highway--hoping to determine causes and cures. One of these drivers is Harry Brent, a salesman, who refuses to accept Mathew's philosophy of safety. When the DMV suspends Brent's license it becomes necessary for his wife Clara to do his business driving for him. Clara's glasses break, Brent drives, he runs into a Highway Patrol traffic check, panics and flees. The chase results in a need-less accident, in which Clara is critically injured.
Lookout: Though innocent of involvement, Joe Bradshaw happens to be in the company of the Fowler Brothers when they hold up a diner and murder its proprietor. He flees in fright. Fear of the police, compounded with an even greater terror of the vengeance he may expect from the Fowlers, drives Joe to attempt to get out of town. Both Dan Mathews and Tom Fowler conduct a simultaneous search for Joe. Before the story has run its course, one man is dead, two are critically wounded, and Joe - who a few short hours earlier had been Mr. Average-law- abiding Citizen, is harried to the point where he is willing to shoot it out with the police. It is Dan Mathews who manages to show Joe the error of his ways.
Gambling: The Club Bahamas, an illegal gambling house, has defied all efforts to close it by the local sheriff, so he makes an appeal to Dan for help.
Hitchhiker: An unidentified man picks up a hitchhiker, a migrant worker, kills him with a tire iron, plants false identification on his body, and then wrecks the car to make the hitchhiker's death appear to be accidental. Doctor's report to Highway patrol indicates murder. Mathews, in checking, finds five similar "accidents". Dan suspects an insurance pay-off racket. After following several blind leads, Mathews traces unofficial post office for migrant workers. All evidence points to the guilt of an ex-con, Hank Willis, but Dan exposes the real killer and after a chase, apprehends him before he commits a sixth murder.
Desert Town: While on an inspection tour of outlying patrol station, Dan Mathews stops off for breakfast in the tiny, isolated community of Larchmont. Immediately little things begin to happen: he can't get breakfast in a restaurant because the stove just went out of order; the second restaurant closes as he comes over to it; the General Store is closed; nobody's around. Dan's curiosity changes to suspicion when he comes across and out-of-state car which checks out to be stolen. Then events begin to move with sudden swiftness as he begins to learn that the entire community is attempting to cover up a crime. Finally, one of the townspeople cracks, leading Dan to a deserted mine where a corpse is about to be buried. There Dan learns the terrible secret explaining the strange events of the day
Radioactive: A thief steals a piece of oil research equipment which contains radio- active elements.
Reformed Criminal: Frank Wood, a Farmer's Cooperative, is reported missing while trans-porting a large sum of the firm's money. Dan Mathews discovers Wood to have a criminal record. Road blocks are set up on the natural assumption that Wood is still a thief. Actually Wood succeeded in rehabilitating himself. He is overdue because of a tire-blowout and crash. Frank's efforts to prove his innocence are blocked by Mathew's persistent search for what appears to be a dangerous criminal. At the last moment, Mathews takes a heavy personal and professional risk to allow Wood to prove his rehabilitation.
Father Thief: Young Grant Elliot, stopped for speeding, panics and accidentally runs down the patrolman when the latter grows suspicious of a lot of automobile accessories in the car. Decent instincts cause the lad to drive the officer to the hospital, saving his life and winning the sympathy of Dan Mathews. Mathews is subsequently shocked when Grant, through the car, is linked with a number of recent thefts of auto goods, and is arrested. Mathews, suspecting that the guilt lies with the father and that Grant is protecting him, makes a painstaking investigation that clears the boy and convicts the cowardly father.
Retired Gangster: Jack McCall, retired gangster, former head of crime operation in state now a successful rancher, is to be called to testify before a grand jury, investigating crime in the state. Mathews is assigned to the job of keeping McCall safe. McCall refuses to be placed in a hotel for safety, so Mathews goes to the ranch. The first attempt on McCall's life is by a sniper. The second by explosives placed in a truckload of Alfalfa. The third, a bomb through the mail. Mathews sets up air-tight precautions. The head of the crime setup in the state puts on a head-on assault to kill McCall. They attack, a gun fight results, and the intruders are captured. McCall now says he'll testify. The sight of a cop fighting to keep him alive, just because it's his job, has convinced him that this side of the law has much to commend it.
Phony Insurance: Masterson, an intelligent, business-like protection man, is running what seems to be a legitimate maintenance service. His organization causes the breakdown of trucks on the highway, then he moves in to offer his servicing which will prevent further "accidents." His plan is legitimate and actually beneficial to the harassed truckers who have no reason to suspect that he is the cause of the accidents in the first place. Hawley is a trucker who declines the service. Because of this Dan Mathews is called in to investigate and breaks Masterson's tight operation but not before one of Masterson's henchmen-mechanics is murdered.
Escort: Dan Mathews receives an anonymous phone call to the effect that Johnny Barr, crime syndicate head, is planning to carry out the murder of an important man. Using the resources of his agency...plus some logical deduction, Dan suspects the caller to be Lester Powers, high priced accountant who is making some legitimate investments with Barr's illegal money. Dan's right. The intended victim is crime fighting State Senator Day, who is setting up a Crime Commission with Johnny Barr as principle target. Dan wants Barr on attempted murder. Senator makes his scheduled trip to the city...his safety in the hands of Dan. Dan successfully delivers Day to his destination. With a strong case against Barr, Dan now arrests him and assures him that the Crime Commission is already in session and Barr is number one on the agenda.
Resort: The Highway Patrol, working with the State Narcotics Bureau, learns that heroin is being transported into the local area by a unique method: concealed under the hubcaps of cars belonging to innocent people. When the cars reach their destination, the H is collected and distributed by local pushers. Efforts to trace the happy dust back to its main source of supply lead Dan Mathews and Narcotics Agent, Ed Coleman to the fashionable resort hotel, Lakeview Lodge. When their undercover work at the Lodge fails, Dan and Ed must resort to less subtle methods -- including a fast bout with a can-opener -- to locate the evidence that incriminates and de-activates the dope ring.
Girl Bandit: A bank messenger, Frank Douglas, at his wife Louise's instigation, absconds with a large sum of money, brings it home, where he arrives earlier than expected and overhears the wife planning to double-cross him and run off with the money and another man, Paul Lawson, a truck driver.
Mountain Copter: In their remote, isolated mountain cabin, Walt and Freda Hollis find an injured man --fever-ridden, hungry, armed with a gun. While Freda tries to make the stranger more comfortable, Walt reports the situation to the nearby ranger station. The ranger radios the Highway patrol, learns the man is Mickey Demarest -- a frightened young hood-lump who is running away from a murder he did not commit. Dan Mathews takes the HP helicopter to the area, discovers that the panicky Demarest has overpowered Freda, wounded Walt Hollis, and escaped. Dan's deductive powers, the ranger's knowledge of the wilderness, and the copter's mechanical facility are too much for Demarest. But once having cornered his man, Dan is forced to gamble his own insight and knowledge of human nature against Demarest's desperation.
Lie Detector: The Highway Patrol is called in to arrest Roger Taylor, who was identified as the man who beat Mrs. Ethel Carey, to find out the holding place of her fortune. A lie detector test indicates, Taylor is innocent. Confronted with overwhelming evidence against Taylor, Dan must book him. Taylor is released on Bail. Ethel is convinced by her nephew, Henry to put her money in the bank. Henry fakes car trouble. His accomplice, Wilbur Morgan, knocks Ethel out and steals the money. He also slugs Wilbur to make it look good. Henry, once awake, again accuses Roger of stealing the money. Dan gives Roger another lie detector test. It again says he's innocent. Dan assumes Henry is lying. On this premise he convinces Henry that he knows he and Morgan are guilty on both counts and wraps up the case.
Scared Cop: Patrolman Mark Reynolds comes face to face on a highway with his brother, Bill Reynolds, an escaped criminal. Bill overpowers Mark for a moment, and while fleeing, Mark has a chance to shoot down his brother, but cannot do it. He hands in his resignation to Dan. Dan's confused. Dan asks Mark's wife but she doesn't know. Dan meets Mark's father who believes his son, Bill has been dead. Mark has covered for the criminal brother for years so as not to break his sick father's heart. Through a series of incidents on the highway, Dan and Mark take out and run down the brother, only after Bill tries to kill Mark, but is saved by Dan. Dan manages to cover the identity so no association leaks out to Sam Reynolds. The Highway Patrol retains one of its better men
Harbor Story: When three bandits rob a bank in a small coastal town and shoot a bystander, Dan orders roadblocks that seem certain to cut off every avenue of escape. Their car is found empty.
Car Theft: Dan Mathews receives a phone call from an employee of a wrecking yard.
Human Bomb: Jay Dederick, an unemployed electrical engineer, has brooded over losing his job at Roget Chemical Corporation until it has become an obsession. Convinced he was victimized by the company, he uses stolen explosives to convert his car into a giant bomb and heads for the city, determined to blow up the company. Dan learns of this suicidal mission only at the last moment. Several attempts to road-block this careening four-wheeled bomb fail. Finally, with all available Highway Patrol units utilized at road-blocks, which Dederick has by-passed, Mathews find himself the last unit between Dederick and the city.
Plane Crash: A Forest Ranger, patrolling a desolate section of heavy forestland, sees a small plane starting to land about a mile away. He notifies the Highway Patrol that it seems to be trying to make a forced landing.
Desert Copter: Stan Warren, a smooth, dapper con-man, wanted for murder, speeds toward the desert area in a borrowed car. Dan Mathews has released Warren's description to radio stations, bringing a tip from a gas station attendant. Mathews reasons that Warren will try to elude pursuit by taking one of the desert roads out of the state. Realizing the futility of trying to catch Warren with patrol cars, Mathews orders a helicopter. From the copter, Mathews sees the tied-up scientist, rescues him and continues after Warren. Finally spotting Warren and his captive, D. plans to lower one of his men into the jeep from the copter. It works but the patrolman is wounded. Mathews is faced with the problem of getting the copter back to the scene and capturing Warren before the killer overtakes the Professor