The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Runner in the Dark 

Kimble hides in a home for the blind after his likeness appears on television. In the home resides former police chief Brady, blinded in the line of duty and who wishes to prove the incompetence of the current chief by nabbing Kimble.

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Dr. Richard Kimble / Tom Burns
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Dan Brady
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Chief Vilattic
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Claire Whittaker
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Bob Sterne
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Mrs. Ferguson
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Kimble hides in a home for the blind after his likeness appears on television. In the home resides former police chief Brady, blinded in the line of duty and who wishes to prove the incompetence of the current chief by nabbing Kimble.

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30 March 1965 (USA)  »

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Narrator: [Act One Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble carrying a trash can and depositing it in the rear of a building] No job for Richard Kimble is anything more than the means to the end - survival. The dignity of his profession is a memory and a hope. He can never know what unexpected shift in fate will send him running again, perhaps in pursuit of the one-armed man, perhaps in flight for his life.
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3/30/65 "Runner in the Dark"
23 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Kimble is recognized in another small town and seeks refuge in what turns out to be a home for the blind. At least nobody will recognize him there. He's assumed to be a guy who is sent from time to time from the Goodwill organization to see to their problems. Kimble falls easily into that role, which consists mostly of listening to their problems and urging them toward independence. One lady just stays in her room all the time and he gets her to move around with confidence. Another guy is a bus driver who was blinded in an accident that killed a couple of school children- except he's no longer blind but is pretending to be so to avoid having to 'see' what he's done and take responsibility for it, (he'd had a few too many).

Ed Begley, who opened this season playing a crippled lawyer trying to make a comeback by setting Kimble free, ("Man in a Chariot"), here plays the town's former police chief, blinded by a crook who threw acid in his face, who wants to make a comeback by bringing Kimble in. He knows who he is because he's always listening to what's going on in the outside world through his transistor radio while the others remain cut off from it.

It all sets up a classic ending with Begley proudly bringing in his man with the aid of the bus driver, (whom he has realized isn't blind), and a gun. You won't soon forget it.


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