The Fugitive: Season 3, Episode 24

Ill Wind (8 Mar. 1966)

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Kimble is captured by Lt. Gerard while traveling with a group of migrant workers. During a violent wind storm, Gerard is badly injured and Kimble has to convince the others to help him save Gerard's life.



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Episode cast overview:
Lester Kelly
Naomi Kelly
Lonny Chapman ...
Jock Sims
Tim McIntire ...
Bonnie Beecher ...
Barry Morse ...
Lew Brown ...
Renata Vanni ...
Mrs. Herrera
Mel Gallagher ...
Deputy #1
Silvia Marino ...
Josephina Herrera
Larry Aten ...
Deputy #2 (as Lawrence Aten)


Kimble is captured by Lt. Gerard while traveling with a group of migrant workers. During a violent wind storm, Gerard is badly injured and Kimble has to convince the others to help him save Gerard's life.

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8 March 1966 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the phrase "It's an ill wind that blows no one good" which dates back to the 16th century in various similar forms. See more »


The setting of the story is some location twenty miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. When the workers are shown out in the fields there are several shots of mountains in the background, which are not found anywhere near the Gulf coast. See more »


Jonesie: [Throughout the episode Jonesie gradually sings this song one stanza at a time] From the hills at night the outlaw came, / Just running for to live, / And the pretty little girl never knew his name, / Still all her love she give.
Jonesie: It's a sad, sad song that I'm singing, / It's a sad, sad tale that I tell, / About a love that a poor girl is bringing, / To a man who is destined for Hell.
Jonesie: At the outlaw's heals the sheriff rode, / With a gun strapped to his side, / And the ever running man lived the ...
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1 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the very best episodes. Kimble is working as a farmhand near the Gulf of Mexico, where he has made friends with a family of migrant farmworkers, the Kellys: Lester (actor John McIntire), Naomi (actress Jeanette Nolan) and adult daughter Kate (actress Bonnie Beecher), each of whom is strongly and convincingly portrayed.

Kate is sweet on Kimble, and he seems to like her. Jonesie, played by actor Tim McIntire, is a farmworker with a guitar providing running commentary via folk songs throughout the episode. He is upset that Kate now feels about Kimble the way she used to feel about him.

A news article on migrant workers includes a photo with Kimble in the background, leading Lieutenant Gerard to the Crawford farm, a very large farm where the migrants in the photos are said to work. However, a hurricane arrives, making a huge demand for the services of Kimble. Conflicts between the manager and the farmhands raise the tension level.

Gerard captures Kimble, but both are caught by the storm. Kimble repeatedly saves Gerard's life, to the puzzlement of his friends, who cannot understand why Kimble would save the man trying to get him killed. Kate, whose love for Kimble is mature and unselfish, grows in character through her association with Kimble, and her folks learn a few things as well.

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