The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Passage to Helena 

While waiting to leave a small town in Montana, Dr. Kimble is spotted by the authorities and arrested. He is cleared for having stolen a truck but the sheriff decides to jail him for having... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Benedict

Writers:

Barry Oringer, Roy Huggins (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Thomas Barrett
James Farentino ... Rafe Carter
Percy Rodrigues ... Sheriff's Sgt. Emery Dalton
Phyllis Love Phyllis Love ... Laura
Russ Conway ... Sheriff Matt Thornton
J. Pat O'Malley ... Joe McGinnis
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Garry Walberg ... Detective Webster
Michael T. Mikler ... Deputy Kline (as Michael Mikler)
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Deputy Lockett
Orville Sherman ... Deputy Prewitt
Marc Winters Marc Winters ... Tom
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While waiting to leave a small town in Montana, Dr. Kimble is spotted by the authorities and arrested. He is cleared for having stolen a truck but the sheriff decides to jail him for having resisted arrest and suspects he's not who he says he is. While Kimble is held in jail, another prisoner determines his true identity. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color | Color (DVD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although Russ Conway and David Janssen had no scenes together on this show, they had co-starred together during seasons 3 and 4 of Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957). See more »

Goofs

When the Sheriff brings Kimble and Rafe Carter to Laura's place and busts in on Laura kissing Rafe, Laura leaves the kitchen, passes through the living room into another adjoining room and closes the door behind her. In the next shot, she can clearly be seen standing in the living room with her back to the kitchen,even though she is not in that room anymore. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff's Sgt. Emery Dalton: You know, back in Wyler I was sure I had myself a wanted man. Oh I'm still sure. Don't mean I got anything against you personally.
Dr. Richard Kimble: That's nice to hear.
Sheriff's Sgt. Emery Dalton: Find out I was wrong about you, well, you have my apology in advance.
Dr. Richard Kimble: Apologies are easy.
Sheriff's Sgt. Emery Dalton: Not for me. Haven't apologized to anybody for anything since I put on a badge.
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3/7/67 "Passage to Helena"
6 March 2016 | by schappe1See all my reviews

Kimble rarely does anything stupid in his travels but he does here, seemingly just to create the situation he'll have to find a way to get out of. He's in a small town in Montana, looking for transportation to Helena, when a police car pulls up and tells him to wait. They only want to question him about a stolen truck. But he runs from them and then slugs a policeman in an attempt to get him away. That gets him a bunk in jail for resisting arrest, next to a captured, racist killer played by James Farentino. A black deputy, played by Percy Rodriguez, is assigned to transport the two of them to Helena- Farentino to be executed and Kimble to be identified as the thief who stole the truck, (which he isn't). To get there they have to go through the "hill country", which is full of Farentino's friends and relatives, who disable the vehicle Rodirguez is using and wound him in the progress. He preservers, dealing with Farentino's taints and Kimble's silence. They wind up in a farm house where a lonely woman seems fascinated with Farentino, who falsely pleads his innocence and suggests that if she helps him, they could go off together.

That scene seems rushed and doesn't ring true, as most of the scenes in this one don't. Farentino seems much more the city boy than the country boy. But the powerful Rodriguez makes this watchable with his performance as a highly principled man in a world that so often disappoints him.


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