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skydog
4th November 2010, 02:46 PM
From 1955-1959, Broderick Crawford starred as Dan Matthews in the TV series Highway Patrol. In one of the episodes (Lie Detector), an innocent man is accused of the armed robbery of a motel. To exonerate him and to incriminate the real perpetrator, Matthews uses a "lie detector". The innocent man passes with flying colors; the perpetrator (nephew of the victim) refuses to submit to the test when he sees how accurate the machine turns out to be (very bad missed withholds).

The machine used by Matthews looks very much like an e-meter. Rather than cans, the leads were attached to the subject's to two fingers. Throughout the show, Matthews raves about the infallibility of the machine.

Broderick Crawford was not on Hubbard's list of celebrity quarry. (http://www.xenu.net/archive/celebrities/1955-ability_project_celebrity.png)
Coincidentally, both Hubbard and Crawford were born in 1911 and died in 1986. It doesn't appear that Crawford was affiliated with the cult but perhaps some member of the production crew or one of the writers was. Anyway, it was an excellent TV series and the episode is available for viewing here:


http://www.hulu.com/watch/104161/highway-patrol-lie-detector

nexus100
4th November 2010, 03:55 PM
From 1955-1959, Broderick Crawford starred as Dan Matthews in the TV series Highway Patrol. In one of the episodes (Lie Detector), an innocent man is accused of the armed robbery of a motel. To exonerate him and to incriminate the real perpetrator, Matthews uses a "lie detector". The innocent man passes with flying colors; the perpetrator (nephew of the victim) refuses to submit to the test when he sees how accurate the machine turns out to be (very bad missed withholds).

The machine used by Matthews looks very much like an e-meter. Rather than cans, the leads were attached to the subject's to two fingers. Throughout the show, Matthews raves about the infallibility of the machine.

Broderick Crawford was not on Hubbard's list of celebrity quarry. (http://www.xenu.net/archive/celebrities/1955-ability_project_celebrity.png)
Coincidentally, both Hubbard and Crawford were born in 1911 and died in 1986. It doesn't appear that Crawford was affiliated with the cult but perhaps some member of the production crew or one of the writers was. Anyway, it was an excellent TV series and the episode is available for viewing here:


http://www.hulu.com/watch/104161/highway-patrol-lie-detector

I recently taped a couple as just about everything that's ever been on the air is shown somewhere. HP is a hoot, the big "tech" is a helicopter, and Crawford was a well-known scenery chewer. Thanks for the refer!