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|Directed by||Nathan Juran|
|Produced by||William F. Broidy (executive producer)
|Screenplay by||Herb Meadow
|Story by||U.S. Anderson
|Cinematography||John J. Martin|
|Edited by||Ace Herman|
William F. Broidy Productions
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
A former Korean War-era Marine hitches a ride with a female fashion photographer and her young assistant to escape from the Las Vegas police on a murder charge.
- Richard Conte as James Henry
- Joan Bennett as Mrs. Cummings
- Wanda Hendrix as Susan Willis
- Reed Hadley as Det. Lt. Joe White Eagle
- Mary Beth Hughes as Terri Smith
- Iris Adrian as Dolly
- Harry Harvey as Mr. Carson
- Tom Hubbard as Det. Sgt. Ben Barnett
- Frank Jenks as Marine in Civvies
- Murray Alper as Ice Cream Truck Driver
- Zon Murray as Trooper in Cafe
- House Peters Jr. as Steve
- Joseph Crehan as Elderly Border Inspection Officer
- Charles Anthony Hughes as Chubby Border Inspection Officer (as Tony Hughes)
- Bill Hale as Harry
- Fred Gabourie as Trooper Al
Roger Corman sold his first screen story called The House by the Sea to Allied Artists for $3,000. Allied Artists changed the title to the more commercial exploitation Highway Dragnet after the success of the television series Dragnet. Portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.
The New York Times called the film a "second rate "whodunnit".
- Highway Dragnet at the American Film Institute Catalog.
- p. 23 Ray, Fred Olen The New Poverty Row: Independent Filmmakers as Distributors McFarland.
- Palm Springs Visitors Center. "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011". Filming in Palm Springs. Palm Springs, CA. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved : August 10, 2013. Check date values in:
- Palace Shows 'Highway Dragnet' O. A. G.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 20 Feb 1954: 8.
- Highway Dragnet at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Highway Dragnet on IMDb
- Highway Dragnet at AllMovie
- Highway Dragnet at the TCM Movie Database
- Highway Dragnet information site and DVD review at DVD Beaver (includes images)
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