The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Kimble and a female reporter (Janice Rule) capture the critically-injured one-armed Fred Johnson, and try to get him to confess to the murder of Kimble's wife.


Richard Donner


Daniel B. Ullman, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
Janice Rule ... Barbara Webb
Kevin McCarthy ... Herb Malone
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Chief Blaney
Bill Raisch ... Fred Johnson, the One-Armed Man
Lloyd Haynes ... Officer Ed Warren
Steve Wolfson Steve Wolfson ... Reporter
John Luce John Luce ... Reporter
Charles McDaniel Charles McDaniel ... Male Nurse Cassidy


Three years ago Barbara Webb was secretary and reporter for Herb Malone, editor of Baker City, Michigan's lead newspaper. She and Herb were lovers and planned to marry, but when a man named Wilcoxon was kidnapped, Barbara's aggressive reporting led to the publication of information that led to his death. Malone had no choice but to fire Barbara even though they're both still in love, and she moved out of town to a job with a national wire service in Dayton, Ohio. Now she has returned to cover a police roundup in the wake of a murder, and when she spots Fred Johnson, she remembers the Richard Kimble case and snaps a photo of Johnson that is published around the country and smokes out both Kimble and Lt. Gerard. When Kimble appears at the jail, Johnson recognizes him and escapes. Barbara helps Kimble pursue Johnson when he steals a car and tries to race through hilly terrain, but he loses control and crashes, falling out of the car as it rolls down a steep embankment. Unconscious, ... Written by Michael Daly

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Release Date:

11 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The One-Armed Man is said to have received six dollars after having sold a unit of blood (This would be equivalent to $43.00 in 2013 after adjusting for inflation). See more »


[first lines]
Herb Malone: Barbara! Why didn't you write me, or phone?
[Barbara gets out of her car and gives him a kiss]
Herb Malone: I'd have...
Barbara Webb: You'd what? Baked a fatted calf? Marched on the brass bands?
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Theme from The Fugitive
Music by Pete Rugolo
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17 November 2006 | by ynot-16See all my reviews

When a congressman's wife is killed in a home invasion, the local chief of police rounds up all the transients he can find, confining them in a fenced area behind the police station. Reporter Barbara Webb, played by actress Janice Rule, working in Dayton as a reporter for a national news service, comes back to her home town to cover the story. She observes that one of the transients is a one-armed man, and puts his photo in the paper, hoping to lure Kimble to town for a bigger story. In fact, both Kimble and Lieutenant Gerard show up.

Kimble chases the one-armed man, who gets in a collision, and requires Kimble's help to save his life. Kimble and Webb try to get his confession, but the only confession he gives is to nod yes to Kimble's question. Kimble learns for the first time that the man's name is (or probably is) Fred Johnson.

Kimble and Johnson, both fugitives, both manage to escape, and the chase goes on.

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