The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Conspiracy of Silence 

A military test is conducted in the remote desert and headquartered in the resort where Kimble is working. He learns of the top-secret operation and this knowledge puts him in great danger.


Jerry Hopper


William D. Gordon, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Fred Tate
Donald Harron ... Major Christopher Beck
Malachi Throne ... David Jones
Bill Gunn ... Avery
Wesley Addy ... Homer Price
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Robert Cornthwaite ... Pickett
Mort Mills ... Murchison
Byron Morrow ... General Fredricks
Lawrence Montaigne ... Section Leader
Dick Wilson ... Berger the Bartender


A military test is conducted in the remote desert and headquartered in the resort where Kimble is working. He learns of the top-secret operation and this knowledge puts him in great danger.

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Release Date:

12 October 1965 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hesperia, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In The Fugitive: The Girl from Little Egypt (1963), Dr. Kimble's full name is pronounced Richard David Kimble by the judge. Here, military records have his name as Kimble, Richard NMI, meaning "no middle initial". See more »


Narrator: [Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble working as a bellhop at a hotel] High Desert Inn, 62 miles from the town of Reedsburg, Arizona, is a vacation spot for the very rich. Tycoons and statesman come to spend long weekends here, relaxing incommunicado. For one man, depleted by the terrible pace of running for his life, it is a vital oasis, a needed place to pause and recruit his energy - and hope.
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Not one of the better ones.
18 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When this show begins, Richard Kimble is working at an exclusive resort in the desert. It's off season and there aren't that many guests. However, there should be more and Kimble realizes something is afoot when he overhears the reservation desk telling people on the phone that they cannot take any reservations because they are full! That and the weird behavior of the few guests who are there mean SOMETHING odd if about to happen. What Kimble never could have anticipated is a top secret military operation going on nearby. All he knows is something is about to happen and he tries to sneak away from the place...only to be caught. Eventually they learn who he is and he is held prisoner until the operation is complete. In a way, it's a good thing he is there as the only doctor they have is overcome by some toxic cloud they are working on...and Kimble is able to lend a hand.

The biggest problem with this one is that the episode ends with so many questions unanswered AND Kimble doing something uncharacteristic. A man is shot, there is no other doctor, and yet Kimble runs away...something that is very inconsistent with who he is based on previous episodes. Not a terrible episode...just not a very good one.

By the way, at one point in the show you see a filthy Kimble after he escaped, rolling about in the dirt and dust. Yet, in the very next scene his clothes are completely clean!

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