The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Right in the Middle of the Season 

Dr. Kimble is arrested after a fight breaks out when the fishing boat he works on returns to a heated dockworkers' strike.


Christian Nyby


Sam Ross, Roy Huggins (created by)


Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Eddie Carter
Dean Jagger ... Tony Donovan
Nancy Malone ... Nedda Donovan
James T. Callahan ... Joe Donovan (as James Callahan)
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Lieutenant Irwin
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
James Seay ... G. Morgan
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Fisherman
Ron Stokes Ron Stokes ... Boatswain's Mate
Owen Orr ... Policeman (as Greg Benedict)
Bob Kline Bob Kline ... Policeman (as Robert Kline)
John Mayo John Mayo ... Fingerprint Man
James Johnson ... Crewman




Dr. Kimble is arrested after a fight breaks out when the fishing boat he works on returns to a heated dockworkers' strike.

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strike | fishing | tuna | See All (3) »


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Dean Jagger and David Janssen worked together every 10 years or so, dating back to Zane Grey Theater: There Were Four (1957). Later they would work together in Harry O: The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976). See more »


Narrator: [Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble working on a fishing boat named "Tillicum" at sea but heading for port] The open sea is the perfect haven for a Fugitive - nothing but water and great horizons. But always, the land pulls you back, and for Richard Kimble, the horizon is a small, off-coast fishing island now a strike-torn battleground; a dangerous place for a man on the run.
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The great Tuna Strike of 1966....
18 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Tony Donovan (Dean Jagger) owns his own tuna fishing boat. Ironically, his son is behind a strike of the various tuna boats and that is a problem since Tony is a pig-headed guy and insists that he keeps working despite the strike. Richard Kimble has signed on as Tony's knowing the crazy mess he was getting himself into by being on a boat loaded with Albacore. When they return to port, striking men attack and the police end up arresting...and fingerprinting the men. Kimble knows it's just a matter of time before the police return to arrest him for the murder he did not commit. Working in his favor is Tony as well as his daughter (Nancy Malone)--as they both have come to love him and will do just about anything to help him escape. Working against him, aside from the police,...Tony's serious heart disease.

This is a good though not great episode...worth watching though occasionally hard to believe...even for "The Fugitive"...especially the happy ending.

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Release Date:

29 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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