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The Fugitive 

A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

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Roy Huggins
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4   3   2   1  
1967   1966   1965   1964   1963  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
David Janssen ...  Dr. Richard Kimble / ... 120 episodes, 1963-1967
William Conrad ...  Narrator 120 episodes, 1963-1967
Barry Morse ...  Lt. Philip Gerard 119 episodes, 1963-1967
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Storyline

Dr. Richard Kimble is accused as the murderer of his wife, tried and convicted. On his way to be executed, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, pursued by Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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The theme music and its variations was recorded in London at the CTS Studios in Bayswater, using around fifty musicians from Ted Heath and London Philharmonic Orchestra. The conductor was Harry Rabinowitz. The sound engineer was Eric Tomlinson. All 120 episodes were scored with the same "library music" that was recorded at the start of production, and not tailored to specific scenes in the show. See more »

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Narrator: The Fugitive, a QM Production, starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent victim of blind justice, falsely convicted for the murder of his wife, reprieved by fate when a train wreck freed him en route to the death house; freed him to hide in lonely desperation, to change his identity, to toil at many jobs; freed him to search for a one-armed man he saw leave the scene of the crime; freed him to run before the relentless pursuit of the police lieutenant obsessed with his capture.
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Alternate Versions

The final episode of the series aired on a different date in Canada (September 5 as opposed to Aug. 29 in the US). For Canadian prints of the final episode, the ending narration was changed to mention September 5. Some VHS releases of "The Judgement" released in the US retain the Canadian narration. See more »

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Referenced in Castle: Secret's Safe with Me (2012) See more »

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Theme from The Fugitive
Music by Pete Rugolo
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Realistic, Believable and Emotional Drama
22 September 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

The Fugitive was a top show starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble. Kimble had been wrongly accused of the murder of his wife and he went on the run pursued by Lt. Gerard (played by Barry Morse). His only method of proving his innocence was to find the one-armed man who had killed his wife.

It was a very realistic drama show and David Janssen drew the audience into his predicament. Whatever pain he was feeling, the audience felt too. He was a man who viewers could empathize with. Each week he travelled from place to place meeting up with people, most of whom sympathized with his predicament. There was tension and drama throughout the entire series run. It was a very believable drama. It's a pity that nobody can produce shows like that any more.

One other thing; I believe this show inspired The Incredible Hulk live action series from the late 70's. In both cases, innocent men were on the run for crimes they didn't commit, both men were pursued (David Banner was pursued by a reporter) and both David Janssen as Kimble and the late Bill Bixby as David Banner drew the viewers into their predicament.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (seasons 1-3)| Color (season 4)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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