Highway Dragnet 1954

Nathan Juran

Mrs. Cummings, a free-lance magazine photographer and a recent widow after her husband committed suicide, and her model, Susan, are on an assignment to cover resorts California and Nevada. Driving west from Las Vegas they pick up Jim Henry, a recently-discharged Marine, who is hitchhiking to the home of a friend near the Salton Sea. Meanwhile, back in Las Vegas, a blonde known casually by Jim, is found murdered. Jim becomes the object of a manhunt directed by Police-Lieut. White Eagle of the Las Vegas police. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Runtime: 1 hour and 10 minutes




  • Johnny Duncan Marine
  • Fred Gabourie Trooper Al
  • Bill Hale Harry
  • Charles Anthony Hughes Chubby Border Inspection Officer
  • Joseph Crehan Elderly Border Inspection Officer
  • House Peters Jr. Steve
  • Zon Murray Trooper in Cafe
  • Murray Alper Ice Cream Truck Driver
  • Frank Jenks Marine in Civvies
  • Tom Hubbard Det. Sgt. Ben Barnett
  • Harry Harvey Mr. Carson
  • Iris Adrian Dolly
  • Mary Beth Hughes Terry Smith
  • Reed Hadley Det. Lt. Joe White Eagle
  • Wanda Hendrix Susan Willis
  • Joan Bennett Mrs. Cummings
  • Richard Conte Jim Henry


  • Herb Meadow
  • Jerome Odlum
  • Tom Hubbard
  • Fred Eggers
  • U.S. Andersen
  • Roger Corman


  • William F. Broidy
  • Roger Corman
  • Jack Jungmeyer
  • A. Robert Nunes