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
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Name: Richard Kimble. Profession: Doctor of Medicine. Destination: Death Row, State Prison. Richard Kimble has been tried and convicted for the murder of his wife. But laws are made by men, carried out by men. And men are imperfect. Richard Kimble is innocent. Proved guilty, what Richard Kimble could not prove was that moments before discovering his wife's body, he encountered a man running from the vicinity of his home. A man with one arm. A man he had never seen before. A man who has not yet ...
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Simply... the greatest drama in the history of television. The prototype of many other shows (the invaders, run, buddy, run, etc...) David Jensen does a excellent job as the doctor wrongly accused of his wife's murder. Barry Morse never received the honors due him for playing the "antagonist" Lt. Gerard. For the run of the show, they managed to maintain a high quality of writers and directors. I viewed every show from 1963 to "the judgement" This showed regularly featured talented actors as guess stars before they became stars. The show also managed to handle social issues of the times but was more geared to exploring human nature in all it's facets... that's one of the things that made it so great. Even if you were not concerned about the hunt for the one armed man... the indivual stories themselves were great.
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