The Fugitive: Season 3, Episode 16

Not with a Whimper (4 Jan. 1966)

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Kimble's anti-smog crusading friend has him deliver a package secretly containing a bomb to a polluting factory, unaware that children are there.



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Episode credited cast:
Dr. Richard Kimble / Dr. Richard Spaulding
Laurence Naismith ...
Dr.Andrew Emmett McAllister
Audrey Christie ...
Nurse Verna Murdock
Willis Hempstead
Barry Morse ...
Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Joseph V. Perry ...
Counterman (as Joe Perry)
Garrison True ...
Sergeant - Pete
Marcelle Hebert ...
Jimmy Stiles ...
Joey Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Barclay ...
Mrs. Anderson


Kimble visits an old mentor who is now an anti-smog crusader. He has Kimble deliver a package (which is actually a bomb) to a local factory. When they discover a group of school children will be there, Kimble desperately tries to disarm it. Written by A Dude Named Dude

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Release Date:

4 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title comes from the last lines of the poem "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot: This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. See more »


During Act III with the explosive device set to go off at 12 o'clock, a quick shot of a clock inside the factory shows 12:35, then a few minutes later, a clock showing 11:45 is displayed. See more »


Narrator: [Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble escaping the police, riding in a car driven by Willis Hempstead] Richard Kimble, Fugitive, on a brief visit to a dead past, now once more in a search of a future.
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Kimble reads of the illness of Dr. McAllister, played by actor Laurence Naismith, and comes to visit. Dr. McAllister gave Kimble his first job and was a mentor to him. Nurse Murdock, who knows Kimble, prefers he were not there, to avoid exciting McAllister and worsening his health.

Dr. McAllister is a crusader against pollution and works with the daughter of a rich industrialist who is causing a great deal of the pollution.

He gives Kimble a package to deliver to the plant, not informing Kimble it is a bomb. But he regrets his actions when he learns school children will be there when it goes off. Kimble must save the children and evade the police to make his escape.

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