The Fugitive

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The Fugitive
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Premiere September 17, 1963
Finale August 29, 1967
Creator Roy Huggins
Network ABC
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Quinn Martin Productions,
United Artists Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 120
Origin USA

The Fugitive is a crime drama that aired on ABC.

David Janssen was Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent man from the fictional town of Stafford, Indiana, who is falsely convicted for his wife's murder and sentenced to death. While headed to death row, he escapes custody following a train wreck and begins a cross-country search for a one-armed man (later revealed as Fred Johnson; played by Bill Raisch) he correctly believes to be the real killer. Like Kimble, Johnson uses other aliases while on the run.

Each week Kimble (with his grey hair died black) would turn up in a new identity and new job ("to toil at many jobs" as the narrator put it). He usually ended up helping people, even those who wanted to turn him in, often using his skills as a doctor (of medicine) to do so. Lieutenant Philip Gerard (played by Barry Morse) was the relentless force of law never more than one or two steps behind Kimble, often arriving in the front door as Kimble stepped out of the back. Jacqueline Scott played Donna Kimble Taft, Kimble's sister in a few episodes, and William Conrad was the narrator for the show. Seasons 1-3 were black and white, season 4 in color.

For the remake, see The Fugitive (2000).

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
David Janssen Dr. Richard Kimble 1 2 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Barry Morse Lt. Philip Gerard 1 2 3 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 17, 1963 April 21, 1964 30
Season Two September 15, 1964 April 20, 1965 30
Season Three September 14, 1965 April 26, 1966 30
Season Four September 13, 1966 August 29, 1967 30

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Most Wanted Edition October 23, 2012 33 purchase
Season Sets
Season One, Volume One August 14, 2007 4 purchase
Season One, Volume Two February 26, 2008 4 purchase
Season Two, Volume One June 10, 2008 4 purchase
Season Two, Volume Two March 31, 2009 4 purchase
Season Three, Volume One October 27, 2009 4 purchase
Season Three, Volume Two December 8, 2009 4 purchase

External Sites