The Fugitive: Season 1, Episode 7

Smoke Screen (29 Oct. 1963)

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Kimble and a group of farm workers are surrounded in the hills by a huge fire and he must reveal that he is doctor in order to save the life of a pregnant, illegal immigrant.



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Episode cast overview:
Nurse Doris Stillwell
Alejandro Rey ...
Paco Alvarez
Mrs. Maria Alvarez
Peter Helm ...
Johnny Peters - Reporter
Barry Morse ...
John Milford ...
Mort Mills ...
Ranger Ritter
Pepe Hern ...
Roberto Contreras ...
Edward Faulkner ...
Jordan (as Ed Faulkner)
Buck Young ...
James Seay ...
Fire Chief
Stewart Bradley ...
Sheriff (as Stuart Bradley)
Barry Kelley ...


Kimble and a group of farm workers are surrounded in the hills by a huge fire and he must reveal that he is doctor in order to save the life of a pregnant, illegal immigrant.

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Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble trying to thumb a ride at night] There is no celebration for a Fugitive. Richard Kimble moves on. His objective: always the same - to find the man who alone can deliver him... from execution.
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Well-Staged and Suspenseful
7 February 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

This entry has unexpected application for our own period, given the issues over illegal immigrants from Mexico. Here, Kimball is working as a farm laborer but is shunned by majority of Latino co-workers who suspect him of being an undercover immigration agent. Eventually, he makes friends with one of the co-workers, Paco, and his pregnant wife Maria. The couple, however, is undocumented, and somewhat surprisingly, the script has us sympathize with their lack of "papers" much as we sympathize with Kimball's fugitive status.

It's a pretty good episode. The forest fire inserts are well done, along with the location farm filming, each providing a strongly realistic effect. Also, that fine underrated B-actress Beverly Garland delivers a strong performance as the embattled nurse who must deliver Maria's baby in the field when what's needed is a hospital for a Caesarian delivery. But it's really Dr. Kimball who's put on the spot. All in all, the plot with it's remote radio broadcast seems more contrived than usual, but each plot element does fall into place providing for a generally suspenseful 60-minutes.

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