The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Death Is the Door Prize 

Kimble flees a hotel security guard who needs him as witness to testify he shot an unarmed burglar because he made a threatening move.


Don Medford


Oliver Crawford, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Ed Sanders
Lois Nettleton ... Marcia Stone
Ossie Davis ... Lt. Johnny Gaines
Howard Da Silva ... Pete Dawes
John Lasell John Lasell ... Mr. Lee
Kevin O'Neal Kevin O'Neal ... Gary Lee
June Vincent ... Martha Lee
Len Wayland ... Jim Boles
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Wolfe Barzell ... Tailor (as Wolf Barzell)
John Harmon ... Mr. Patterson - Texan
Harlan Warde ... Anderson
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Ben - Security Guard
Bill Erwin ... Man
John Ward John Ward ... Dan


Kimble flees a hotel security guard who needs him as witness to testify he shot an unarmed burglar because he made a threatening move.

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Release Date:

20 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color | Color (DVD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last of three episodes that guest starred Lois Nettleton each time playing a different character.

However what is curious here is that Nettleton's previous appearance was in In a Plain Paper Wrapper which was just three episodes previous. It seems that Richard Kimble had forgotten her face very quickly in this short intervening time See more »


Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble boarding a passenger bus to leave town] A Fugitive moves on, through anguished tunnels of time, down dim streets, into dark corners. And each new day offers fear and frustration, tastes of honey and hemlock. But if there is hazard, there is also hope.
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Someone learns what it's like to be Richard Kimble....
8 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Richard Kimble sees a one-armed man and jumps off the bus after him. After all, a one-armed man murdered his wife and finding the killer would lead to his exoneration. But on the way off the bus, he accidentally knocks a lady down (Lois Nettleton) and when he picks up his things, he accidentally picks up her pocket book. The guard on duty (Howard Da Silva) goes looking for Kimble because it's incorrectly assumed he meant to take the pocket book. But soon Kimble returns it. Is this the end of the guard's looking for him? No...because the guard soon shoots a suspect and Kimble sees it and could exonerate the guard...otherwise he might be up on murder or manslaughter charges.

The biggest problem with this episode was the lady played by Nettleton. Many women become infatuated with Kimble and help him but most of these get to know him first. This dippy lady knows almost nothing about him and then tries to hide him from the law...which really makes no sense. Otherwise, the plot involving the guard IS interesting and worth seeing.

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