A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Richard Kimble / ... (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
 Narrator (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
 Lt. Philip Gerard (119 episodes, 1963-1967)


Dr. Richard Kimble is accused as the murderer of his wife, tried and convicted. On his way to be executed, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, pursued by Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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Release Date:

17 September 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fugitivo  »

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(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


(seasons 1-3)| (season 4)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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While originally conceived as a modern-day western, many plot points were also taken from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Like Jean Valjean, Richard Kimble is on the run from the law and must frequently change locales to stay free. His pursuer, Gerard, is both inspired by and named after Inspector Javert. See more »


Narrator: The Fugitive, a QM Production, starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent victim of blind justice, falsely convicted for the murder of his wife, reprieved by fate when a train wreck freed him en route to the death house; freed him to hide in lonely desperation, to change his identity, to toil at many jobs; freed him to search for a one-armed man he saw leave the scene of the crime; freed him to run before the relentless pursuit of the police lieutenant obsessed with his capture.
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The Fugitive
24 January 2006 | by (Ft. Lauderdale) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest TV series of all time, why is it not available on DVD? and I'm not talking about bootleg VHS copies from Ebay for $300.00.

An outstanding classic television series that needs to be presented in it's entirety in a DVD set. The movie version was a bunch of bloated, Hollywood tripe all to typical of whats been put out today.

Painstaking effort has been made to present DVD material of such crap as Full House, Saved by the Bell, etc, etc. I'll bet we'll see Love Boat come out next. Why no Fugitive?

This is absolutely unacceptable.

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