The Fugitive: Season 1, Episode 20

Bloodline (11 Feb. 1964)

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Dr. Kimble wants to expose a defect in the bloodline of a kennel owner's dog, but the son and daughter-in-law threaten to stop him.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Richard Kimble / Dick Lindsey
Nancy Malone ...
Cora Bodin
Johnny Bodin
Max Bodin
Barry Morse ...
Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Lee Burroughs
Dan Barton ...
Lieutenant Wally Samson
Lew Brown ...
Sgt. Hackett


Working as a kennel assistant for a family's show-dog breeding business, Kimble finds it's the family that needs the physician's care more. The father Max's obsessed with success, so he's too hard on his son, and Kimble discovers that daughter-in-law Cora intentionally let their top Red Setter bitch run off. The fugitive's struggling to keep a low profile, but his principles won't let him shoot the runaway bitch because she appears readily savable, though Cora icily orders Kimble to kill the Irish Setter. The scared dog was injured on the estate's barbed wire, used to keep thieves out, not the highly-trained canines in. This live-in job provides a safe hiding place for the fugitive physician, who worries what Cora's up to. Written by David Stevens

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11 February 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Dr. Richard Kimble: [Act I Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble in the field working with an Irish setter. Kimble leashes the dog] No more running today, huh?
Narrator: For you either, if you name is Kimble. No more running today or perhaps tomorrow or for maybe a few weeks, with luck. You've found a place to rest. Another name, another job. Your name: Dick Lindsey. Your job: handyman at the Bodin-Russett Kennels. Bodin-Russett Kennels - for thirty years breeding America's finest Irish setters. Prize winning animals...
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Kimble works at Bodin-Russet Kennels, a dog breeding and training operation run by Max Bodin, played by actor George Voskovec. Max has a complex relationship with his son Johnny and Johnny's wife Cora. Johnny is unhappy about his place in the family business and that his father appears to care more about the dogs than him. Johnny is influenced by Cora, who hates the business and wants Max to sell so they can leave. Max has an offer to sell, but is unsure if he wants to.

When Cora finds that the dog Colleen has hip dysplasia, she schemes to conceal it, because it would reduce the selling price of the business. When Kimble interferes, he gains an enemy who places him in danger. Kimble has to save the dog, tell Max the truth, and patch up the relationship between Max and Johnny before he can leave.

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