The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Man in a Chariot 

An elderly law professor claims he could get Kimble off with a new trial, and has his students set up a mocked, televised trial to try and prove it.


Robert Butler


George Eckstein, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
Kathleen Maguire ... Nancy Gilman
Robert Drivas ... Lee Gould
Ed Begley ... Professor G. Stanley Lazer
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Gene Lyons ... Art McNeil
Dort Clark ... Sgt. Pulaski
Walter Brooke ... Moderator
Harold Gould ... Eller - Interviewer
Stewart Moss Stewart Moss ... Judge Tyler
Peter Duryea ... Paul Mitchell
Ed Madden Ed Madden ... Dr. Gary (as Edward Madden)


An embittered law school professor brags that he can get Kimble off, so the fugitive takes him up on it. The elderly professor has his students act out a mock re-trial to test his defense strategy, but not only is Dr.Kimble's fate at stake, so is the disabled teacher's reputation and the self-respect of his most brilliant student whose idolatry of his hero crumbles as the arrogant ex-attorney slaps his heavy hand on the scales of justice. Watching closely for Kimble to show himself are a suspicious reporter and the local police. Written by David Stevens

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Release Date:

15 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Guest actors Gene Lyons, Stewart Moss and Peter Duryea subsequently appeared in episodes of the original Star Trek series. See more »


Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble board a bus labeled 'Allegheny Bus Lines'] Another town, another name. The search continues, and Richard Kimble now knows beyond any doubt that it must continue. There is no resting place for a Fugitive.
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awesome episode
4 May 2017 | by mastro726-1See all my reviews

Without doubt my favorite episode of the series. The second season got off beautifully with this deeply poetic plot of a very bitter ex lawyer now university professor who tries to make himself believe that he is still relevant by defending Kimble before a mock trial of students who detest him. Ed Beagley gives the best guest turn of any actor or actress in the entire series. Kimble's speech to him in the final act is the best David Janseen had done in my opinion.

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