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Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Crime / Drama
Original Title: Fishermanu0027s Luck
Director: Harry Gerstad
Writers: Jerry Sackheim
Released: 1955–1959
Duration: 30min
Video type: TV Episode
Hank Lloyd and "Red" Strayson steal a $50,000 payroll, but are killed in an auto accident on the way to the Pinecrest fishing resort to meet job mastermind Gil Martin and his henchman Joe. The Highway Patrol impounds the wreck, but Gil and Joe steal it from the impound garage, recover the stolen money, and conceal the wreck in the brush near their fishing cabin. When Officer Dorsey finds the wreck, Dan Mathews and Sergeant Johnson decide to question some of the nearby fishermen. While questioning Gil and Joe, Dan notices that Joe's jeep has paint marks that weren't there previously and surmises that it was used to tow the wreck. Gil and Joe's unsuccessful attempt to escape vindicates Dan's hunch.
Episode cast overview:
Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford - Chief Dan Mathews
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell - Gil Martin (as Frank Scannell)
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell - Joe
Ray Boyle Ray Boyle - Hank Lloyd (as Dirk London)
Richard Walsh Richard Walsh - George Mitchell
Paul Barselou Paul Barselou - Stuart Mitchell
Bruce Payne Bruce Payne - Gas Station Attendant
William Boyett William Boyett - Sgt. Johnson
Jay Douglas Jay Douglas - Officer Dorsey
Charles H. Gray Charles H. Gray - Officer Edwards (as Charles Gray)
Art Gilmore Art Gilmore - Narrator (voice)

Seat belts began coming into common use in 1956 and this episode includes an exchange in which Dan Mathews advocates their use. When he and Sergeant Johnson arrive at the scene of the fatal wreck, he surveys the carnage and notes that Lloyd and Strayson might have survived the wreck "... if they'd been wearing safety belts."

$50,000.00 in 1956 would have the same buying power as $441,277,99 in 2016. Annual inflation over this period was about 3.70%

Paul Barselou's TV debut.

$50,000 in 1956 had the same purchasing power as $395,000 in 2009.

Reviews: [4]

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    Two young men have just robbed the $50,000 payroll from an industrial plant. As the two are making their getaway in a car, the sadly overly cocky and careless driver runs the car into a tree, killing them both. At the scene, Matthews ruefully notes that "They'd be alive now if they wore safety belts." I wasn't aware seat belts were that available on cars in 1956. At any rate, the robbery's mastermind, Gil Martin, and his henchman Joe have been awaiting at a fishing camp for the two young men. They learn of the accident and that the police did not find the loot hidden in the car. They steal the impounded car from the lot, retrieve the stolen money, and then hide the wrecked car. But Joe and the mastermind didn't do a very good job of covering the car with brush and it's quickly discovered by a Highway Patrol officer. Thanks to Matthews' keen observation, the culprits are tracked down. This is a pretty average entry - entertaining enough but nothing special.
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    Review - Fisherman's Luck Four bad guys to start with and three HP officers with Dan made a good story and a well-acted episode with no gun fire, but plenty of guns drawn. The carefully planned crime always goes awry when something unexpected occurs such as the fatal car accident by the guys stealing the large payroll. The manner used to secure the money from the wreck was not the best executed part of the plan, slugging the lot attendant, stealing the wreck with the same Jeep noticed at the crash, unsuccessfully hiding the wreck were just a few items the crooks performed poorly. The bad guys recover the $50,000 but a trail of clues leads the HP to easily follow and arrest. As Dan closed with not a bad catch for this early in the season.
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    **SPOILERS** Yeah, bad things do happen. In this case, Two dirtbags get away with a load of cash from a robbery, only to drive recklessly, crash the car they borrowed without permission, and kill themselves. Matthews was right, of course, they didn't buckle up. At that time, seat belts weren't mandated in cars, but Mopar and Ford included them as part of their sales package. The saying was "Ford sold safety, Chevy sold CARS".

    Now, a good example of this deal is in a movie called "The Pledge". It stars Jack Nicholson, and features the way bad things don't just happen to good people, you know? Sometimes , it's not that the criminals get away, they just get killed, accidentally.

    The Highway Patrol tracks down the bad guys, due to their own stupidity, and they get busted, even though they didn't do the actual robbery. It's interesting to note that even if they can't really trace the money, the state will be able to prosecute the men for auto theft.
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    Lesser entry in the series. Robbers escape with big money only to smack into a tree and croak. Now two gang members awaiting them have to get the money before Patrol finds the loot in the wrecked car. All in all, it's a rather poorly done 30-minutes, with neither much suspense nor spark. The action too is none too convincing, e.g. the fender-bending fatal wreck, the cursory showdown. It's more like the players only go through the motions with little intensity or emotion. For guys like me, it doesn't help that there's no women, just a bunch of ugly guys. Anyway, no series scores every time, including HP. Meanwhile, I'll be sure now to buckle-up, front seat or back.