State Trooper (1956– )

When the Cat's Away 

Blake joins a carnival to prove that some of its workers are involved in a series of burglaries.


John English


Barry Shipman


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Barbara Baxley ... Zelda
Addison Richards ... Sam Cooley
Chris Alcaide ... Bart
Russ Conway ... Sheriff Billings
Jack Daly Jack Daly ... Dolan
Mike Ragan ... Flaky


Blake goes undercover to assist an insurance detective investigating a series of burglaries occurring in the proximity of town's where a traveling carnival is appearing. Blake's task becomes more difficult when the insurance man is murdered and he has no backup when he finds himself trapped in wagon with a angry, hungry lion. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

1 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know, a panda bear can be a pretty expensive prize to take home from a carnival. I once watch a sailor throw ten dollars worth of baseballs at wooden milk bottles just to get one. The most expensive prize I know of, however, cost the winner his life. You'll hear about it in a case called, "When the Cat's Away".
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