The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Everybody Gets Hit in the Mouth Sometimes 

While working as a dispatcher for a small trucking company, Kimble deals with it's owner and his guilty secret with a troubled woman.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Richard Kimble / Bill Dudley
Gus Hendricks
Ernie Svoboda
Barry Atwater ...
Cleve Logan (as G.B. Atwater)
Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Jimmy Stiles ...
Tracy Stratford ...
Kathleen O'Malley ...
John Mayo ...
Mr. Williams
K.L. Smith ...
Marlowe Jensen ...
Sgt. Fountain
James Devine ...
Gas station attendant


Kimble's a dispatcher at a Colorado trucking company. He also keeps track of the truckers' hours. Gus, the owner, has a reputation for working his drivers and himself past the legally allowed driving hours because he needs money. He's supporting a widow and her two children out of guilt because her husband died in a truck accident while working for Gus. Soon, the lonely widow learns that Kimble is single and becomes predictably infatuated. Meanwhile, Gus is so short of money that he can't afford the insurance premium on his trucks and he's in danger of losing his business. Gus gets an offer to commit insurance fraud to make a quick buck. He's tempted because then he can get his business back on track and get rid of the widow with one big payoff. Kimble likes Gus and tries to talk him out of it. Later, he learns that the authorities suspect something and rushes to warn Gus.

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9 March 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [Act One Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble, clipboard in hand, checking in an arriving truck] The road of escape has led Richard Kimble to a new sanctuary, to work as a dispatcher for Bullet Trucking Company. No questions asked, no references required. A good job for a fugitive.
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1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kimble works for a trucking company run by Gus Hendricks (actor Jack Klugman). Gus is a poor businessman and is in financial trouble. In addition, Lucia (actress Geraldine Brooks) is always asking for a handout. Gus feels responsible for her and her children because of the circumstances under which her husband died while in his employ.

Gus is tempted by an offer from sleazy criminal Ernie Svoboda (actor Michael Constantine) to commit insurance fraud. At the same time, an insurance company investigator is bothered by Gus's claims record and is poking around. Gus is being squeezed on all sides, and Kimble is caught up as well.

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