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
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Stella Savano
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George Savano
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Jesse Stransel
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Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
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Johnny Stransel
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Ginny Stransel
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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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30 November 1965 (USA)  »

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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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11/30/65 "Set Fire to a Straw Man"
27 August 2015 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

This series follows up a great episode with a very good one. Kimble is working for a trucking company run by Edward Binns, who warns him to stay away from his sister, (Diana Hyland) and Kimble's otherwise friendly co-worker, (Joe Campanella), tells him the same thing. Hyland turns out to be not only amorous but crazy and she won't let Kimble alone. Also, she has a strange relationship with Campanella's son, (Clint Howard), whom she plies with gifts, placed below a straw-filed scarecrow, which he calls "The Strawman".

Diana Hyland seemed to have a line in obsessed females. She was the woman who was on the lam with the child who was not hers in "When the Bough breaks" from Season 2.


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