The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Kimble and a group of farm workers are surrounded in the hills by a huge fire and he must reveal that he's a doctor in order to save the life of a pregnant, illegal immigrant.


Claudio Guzmán


John D.F. Black, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Joseph Walker
Beverly Garland ... Nurse Doris Stillwell
Alejandro Rey ... Paco Alvarez
Pina Pellicer ... Mrs. Maria Alvarez
Peter Helm ... Johnny Peters - Reporter
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
John Milford ... Foreman
Mort Mills ... Ranger Ritter
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Cardinez
Roberto Contreras ... Ibarra
Edward Faulkner ... Jordan (as Ed Faulkner)
Buck Young ... Newsman
James Seay ... Fire Chief
Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley ... Sheriff (as Stuart Bradley)
Barry Kelley ... Harry


Dr. Kimble, harvesting onions at an onion field, faces hostility from the other farm workers. A number of them are Mexican laborers who are suspicious about his presence - after all, he doesn't look like one of them. The workers are recruited to help fight a forest fire. When a pregnant woman starts to feel labor pains, the nurse discovers she can't have a natural delivery. They need an obstetrician to perform a cesarean section. But with fire all around them, and the roads blocked, it's impossible to get to a hospital in time.

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Release Date:

29 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Beverly Garland and David Janssen had casually dated in 1957 during the early run of Janssen's Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) series. See more »


Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble trying to thumb a ride at night] There is no celebration for a Fugitive. Richard Kimble moves on. His objective: always the same - to find the man who alone can deliver him... from execution.
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Well-Staged and Suspenseful
7 February 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

This entry has unexpected application for our own period, given the issues over illegal immigrants from Mexico. Here, Kimball is working as a farm laborer but is shunned by majority of Latino co-workers who suspect him of being an undercover immigration agent. Eventually, he makes friends with one of the co-workers, Paco, and his pregnant wife Maria. The couple, however, is undocumented, and somewhat surprisingly, the script has us sympathize with their lack of "papers" much as we sympathize with Kimball's fugitive status.

It's a pretty good episode. The forest fire inserts are well done, along with the location farm filming, each providing a strongly realistic effect. Also, that fine underrated B-actress Beverly Garland delivers a strong performance as the embattled nurse who must deliver Maria's baby in the field when what's needed is a hospital for a Caesarian delivery. But it's really Dr. Kimball who's put on the spot. All in all, the plot with it's remote radio broadcast seems more contrived than usual, but each plot element does fall into place providing for a generally suspenseful 60-minutes.

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