The Fugitive: Season 3, Episode 11

Set Fire to a Straw Man (30 Nov. 1965)

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The owner of a warehouse distributorship threatens to report Kimble to the police if he doesn't stay away from his sister. He has no interest in her but when she kidnaps a small boy he must choose between saving the boy or himself.

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Dr. Richard Kimble / Chris Benson
Diana Hyland ...
Stella Savano
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George Savano
Joseph Campanella ...
Jesse Stransel
Barry Morse ...
Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
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Johnny Stransel
Kelly Thordsen ...
Sgt. Kelly
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Ginny Stransel
Lewis Charles ...
Max
Barbara Baldavin ...
Mickey
Wally Shannon ...
Waiter
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The owner of a warehouse distributorship threatens to report Kimble to the police if he doesn't stay away from his sister. He has no interest in her but when she kidnaps a small boy he must choose between saving the boy or himself.

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Narrator: [Opening Narration. Viewers see two assailants beating up Jesse Stransel in an alley] Tracton, New Jersey. A small industrial town where a passerby has summoned the police to a mugging in a dirty alley.
[Viewers see Richard Kimble driving an approaching delivery truck labeled "Savano Auto Parts]
Narrator: But this senseless beating is about to take on a far more significance to a man not even a witness to it, a man named Richard Kimble.
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Kimble, under the name Chris Benson, works for George Savano (actor Edward Binns), who owns a successful auto parts distributorship in New Jersey. Kimble's immediate supervisor is Jesse Stransel (actor Joseph Campanella), who at the outset of the show suffers a vicious beating, causing police to snoop around, to Kimble's discomfort.

Kimble discovers that there are many secrets and mysteries involving George, Jesse, Jesse's wife and son, and George's attractive sister Stella (actress Diana Hyland), and that George wants to keep the lid on these secrets.

Stella makes moves on Kimble. George threatens him to get him to stay away, but she will not stay away from Kimble. Kimble comes to learn that she is delusional. (Hyland played a similar delusional woman in the episode When The Bough Breaks).

An angry George confronts Kimble, and tells his secretary that in one hour, she should call the police and inform them that Chris Benson has stolen some radios, and is believed to be wanted elsewhere by the police. Kimble wants to flee, but Stella complicates matters.


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