Post by James Robinson
A clip of the scene, with unnecessary music added, but it's reasonably
Thanks for the responses.
The 1950s show "Highway Patrol" is being aired on "THIS TV" network
early in the morning. It frequently has rural roadside settings.
others have explained previously where they were filmed. They also
show buildings, stores, and workshops of small towns which are
interesting as well. Watching the background one can see stuff
unchanged from the 1930s. Generally, the world featured in H/P was
not an affluent one, with lots of working people and drifters, who
were either criminals or the victims of crime.
Worth a recording or two to check out. (Check local listings for
channel). ("Sea Hunt" with Lloyd Bridges airs too.)
Ziv TV was known as a low budget filmmaker which was great for TV in
those days. I would think filming outdoors on public streets and
private property would cost money for police protection and property
rentals, but maybe back then things were a lot simpler and those
isolated rural roads with few cars were truly isolated and rural--
something hard for many of us to imagine today. (Country roads my
family used when I was a kid are now four-six lane divided highways
and the only "country" is in the name of stores.)