Working at a remote construction site, Dr. Kimble tries protect a coworker with a low I.Q. from being lynched when the caring married woman who's been teaching him to read, is assaulted by an unknown attacker.

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Dr. Richard Kimble / Paul Beaumont
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Elizabeth Allen ...
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Dan Murray
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Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
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Working at a remote construction site, Dr. Kimble tries protect a coworker with a low I.Q. from being lynched when the caring married woman who's been teaching him to read, is assaulted by an unknown attacker.

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17 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Six years prior to this, James Best guest starred in Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Merry-Go-Round Case (1957) with David Janssen. Later, they would both appear on Centennial: The Scream of Eagles (1979). See more »

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Buck Harmon: Nice to know there are cops around.
Dr. Richard Kimble: Huh?
Buck Harmon: I said it's nice to know that there are cops around. I mean a job like this, you get all kinds, you know?
Dr. Richard Kimble: Yeah.
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Kimble is working at a construction company run by Buck Harmon (actor Jack Klugman). He has persuaded Buck to hire Jamie (actor Buck Taylor), who is of below-normal intelligence. The other workers pick on Jamie, and Kimble tries to protect him. Buck's wife Ruth (actress Elizabeth Allen) lives with Buck at the worksite. She helps Jamie to learn to read and they become close. She has no children of her own, and Jamie is like a child to her.

Ruth dresses sexily and attracts the attention of the men at the worksite. A man attacks her in the shower and leaves her unconscious. Her screams were heard by a neighbor, who sees Jamie leaving.

Jamie runs away, and everyone but Kimble is convinced of his guilt. Workers get their guns to hunt him down. From their talk Kimble fears they will kill Jamie. Kimble must protect Jamie, but this puts him up against Buck, who like the workers is convinced of Jamie's guilt.


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