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"The Fugitive" Decision in the Ring (1963)

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Original Air Date:
22 October 1963 (Season 1, Episode 6)
Richard Kimble helps a black boxer realize that he may have a brain injury that will kill him if he continues to box. Meanwhile, an undercover police Sgt. closes in on Kimble. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
James Edwards ... Joe Smith

Ruby Dee ... Laura Smith
James Dunn ... Lou Bragan
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Robert F. Simon ... Murphy
Ed Kemmer ... Harry Stone
Harry Swoger ... Wally Wilson
Hari Rhodes ... Dan Digby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Conrad ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Wesley Gale ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Doctor (uncredited)
Davis Roberts ... Cutman (uncredited)
Dick Wesson ... Introductory Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Ellis Miller 
Writing credits
Arthur Weiss (written by)

Roy Huggins (created by)

Produced by
Alan A. Armer .... producer
Quinn Martin .... executive producer
Arthur Weiss .... associate producer
Original Music by
Russell Garcia 
Pete Rugolo 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Larry Heath 
Art Direction by
Serge Krizman 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Grace 
Makeup Department
Lynn Burke .... hair stylist
Walter Schenk .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fred Ahern .... production manager
John Elizalde .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Shanks .... second assistant director
Paul Wurtzel .... assistant director
Art Department
Irving W. Sindler .... property master
Sound Department
John K. Kean .... production mixer
Chuck Overhulser .... sound editor
Clem Portman .... re-recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Lester Miller .... chief electrician
Roger C. Sherman .... second cameraman
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bob Wolfe .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tom Neff Jr. .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Ken Wilhoit .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
John Conwell .... assistant to producer
Arthur Fellows .... assistant to executive producer
Duane Toler .... script supervisor

Series Crew
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Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun 
Franz Waxman 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey 
Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin 
Costume Design by
Edward McDermott 
Bob Wolfe 
Makeup Department
Lavaughn Speer .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russ Haverick .... assistant director
David Salven .... assistant director
Sound Department
Chuck Perry .... sound editor
Steven Burnett .... stunts
Dick Dial .... stunt double: David Janssen
Bill Hickman .... stunt driver
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver
Troy Melton .... stunt double: David Janssen
Fred Stromsoe .... stunt double: David Janssen
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt double: David Janssen
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Herrington .... costumer
Karlice Hinson .... costumer
Stephen Lodge .... costumer
Editorial Department
Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor
Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor (as Jon Elizalde)
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Other crew
Billy Vernon .... script supervisor
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
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Additional Details

51 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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[last lines]
Narrator:[Richard Kimble is paying for a cup of coffee at a diner before he departs] This was Ray Miller, cutman. And before that, James Lincoln, bartender. And how many weary, lonely, heartbreaking identities before that? Only if he succeeds in discovering the man who made him an outcast can he again be Richard Kimble.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Plot summary, 21 December 2007
Author: James Lawrence ( from United States

Richard Kimble is working in a menial position at a sports arena when a boxer's manager fires the cut man and replaces him with Kimble. Actor James Edwards, as boxer Joe Smith, gives an intense performance as a man who once dreamed of being a doctor, but decided that boxing would give him a better chance at a decent life as a black man living in a white man's world.

An assistant, Dan Digby (actor Hari Rhodes) is against Kimble from the start, because he replaced his friend as cut man, and because Kimble seems to be moving into a position of confidence with Smith.

Smith's wife Laura (actress Ruby Dee) wants her husband to quit boxing and become a doctor, fearing he will be injured or killed in the ring, but this is strongly opposed by Smith's manager Bragan (actor James Dunn), and by Dan. Smith is suffering from the results of past beatings in the ring, making it unwise for him to continue boxing, something quickly picked up by Kimble. Kimble is caught between Smith, Laura, Dan, Bragan, and a policeman posing as a sports reporter, investigating everyone in Smith's camp.

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