The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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The Chinese Sunset 

Playing a kind of Prof. Higgins to his Eliza Doolittle, Kimble schools an uneducated woman while her boyfriend works his next big score. An undercover policeman, originally shadowing the gangster boyfriend, takes an interest in Kimble.

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

Leonard Kantor, Roy Huggins (created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Jack Fickett
Laura Devon ... Penelope Dufour
Paul Richards ... Eddie Slade
Ned Glass ... Sam
Wayne Rogers ... Sgt. Fred Bragin
Sandra Warner Sandra Warner ... Frankie
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Orin - Attorney
Connie Sawyer ... Mrs. Ball
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ... Rita
Karl Held Karl Held ... Buddy
Val Avery ... Gordie Shiller
Mel Ruick Mel Ruick ... Woody (as Melville Ruick)
Robert Brubaker ... Cooper
Jhean Burton Jhean Burton ... Waitress
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Storyline

Playing a kind of Prof. Higgins to his Eliza Doolittle, Kimble schools an uneducated woman while her boyfriend works his next big score. An undercover policeman, originally shadowing the gangster boyfriend, takes an interest in Kimble.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Four years prior, David Janssen and Laura Devon were co-stars in Route 66: One Tiger to a Hill (1962), with Janssen being a lot less charming and Devon looking quite young and fresh-faced. See more »

Goofs

When Penelope Dufour meets Richard Kimble in the hotel bar to ask him to teach him some things, her hands move between shots. Sometimes she rests her arms on the bar, then all of a sudden they rest in her lap. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Richard Kimble: It just means you're growing up fast.
Penelope Dufour: Well, I'm not sure I like it.
Dr. Richard Kimble: You will when you get there.
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Connections

References The Best Man (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from The Fugitive
Music by Pete Rugolo
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3/1/66 "The Chinese Sunset"
6 November 2015 | by schappe1See all my reviews

One of the problems with "The Fugitive" compared to "Route 66" and other shows is that it's pretty hard to have a comic or at least a light episode when your premise is a fugitive searching for a one- armed man who committed the crime he's accused of and chased by a policeman who wants to bring him in to be executed.

But they give it a good try with "The Chinese Sunset". Kimble is working at a hotel in Los Angeles and encounters Laura Devon who is what amounts to the "moll" of a flashy but small-time crook played by Paul Richards. Richards is a con man running out of money who thinks that everybody is basically corrupt. Laura just wants him to settle down and marry her. She's pleased that Kimble treats her with respect and impressed that he talks like an educated man. She'd like to talk that way: maybe it will impress Richards and get him to want to marry her.

The episode has been compared to Pygmalion, (the basis for "My Fair Lady") but I think it more resembles "Born Yesterday".


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