The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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The Blessings of Liberty 

The police are looking for a young fugitive who was dating the daughter of a Hungarian family that Dr. Kimble is staying with. As the police stake out their residence, Dr. Kimble discovers ... See full summary »


Joseph Pevney


Daniel B. Ullman (as Dan Ullman), Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Ben Russell
Ludwig Donath ... Dr. Josef Karac
Julie Sommars ... Carla Karac
Arlene Martel ... Magda Karac
Jan Merlin ... Jan Karac
Tony Musante ... Billy Karnes
Noam Pitlik ... Jim Macklin
George Tyne ... Sergeant Charney
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Edwin Max ... Stark
Nolan Leary ... Judge
Chuck Courtney ... Detective
Bruce Manning Bruce Manning ... Attendant
Calvin Brown ... Cop #1


The police are looking for a young fugitive who was dating the daughter of a Hungarian family that Dr. Kimble is staying with. As the police stake out their residence, Dr. Kimble discovers her father is also running from a crime he was accused of. Written by Anonymous

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fugitive | hungarian | See All (2) »







Release Date:

20 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color | Color (DVD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The two actors who played the detectives in this episode both went on to successful careers behind the camera directing sitcoms.Noam Pitlik directed numerous episodes of Barney Miller and Taxi, among other series, and George Tyne went on to direct episodes of The Odd Couple, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and many other sitcoms. See more »


Narrator: [Act One Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble, suitcase in hand, walking down the street of a small town, seeking employment at a furniture repair company] Richard Kimble, Fugitive, like everyone, has to stop long enough to work and eat and rest - even though he does any of these things, his own personal freedom increases tenfold.
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12/20/66 "The Blessings of Liberty"
15 February 2016 | by schappe1See all my reviews

Kimble gets work in an upholstery shop run by a family of Hungarian immigrants. The father is a refugee not only from politics but also from the law: he was blamed for an illegal abortion that went wrong that he didn't actually perform. He doesn't want to be extradited back to Hungary. Meanwhile his daughter has fallen in love with another man the police want for murder, (a very young Tony Musante). They search the factory. Kimble thinks they might be after him but when this other man bolts and they go after him, Kimble is safe- for now.

The rest of the episode is Kimble trying to get the doctor to come out of hiding and resume his practice while the police surveil the house and factory, assuming the killer will return. They eventually figure out who Kimble is and have two peas in a pod. Meanwhile the killer does return and takes the family hostage. But he's bleeding from a wound and needs an operation.

One glaring note: Julie Sommars plays the daughter and while the rest of the family speak in thick accents, she sounds as American as apple pie. One more thought: Did we have an extradition treaty with Hungary after the failed revolution? If not, what is the father worried about?

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