The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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The Other Side of the Mountain 

A friendly country girl has a crush on Kimble and wants to help him escape on the condition she can go with him, as the Sheriff and Lt. Gerard close in on them.



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Episode cast overview:
Cassie Bolin
Sheriff Bradley
Quimby (as John D. Chandler)
Hugh Sanders ...
John Daheim ...
Masters (as Johnny Day)
Deputy Martin


Dr. Kimble runs from the sheriff after he gets picked up for fighting. He escapes into the mountains of West Virginia where he encounters a young woman, Cassie. Cassie longs to escape herself. There's no future in this former coal mining town. Cassie knows a shortcut through an abandoned mine that cuts through the mountain and comes out on the other side. Cassie spends her days with her elderly grandmother, all the while dreaming of a better life in the city, but she's afraid to go it alone. Cassie asks Kimble to take her to the city with him so he can help her navigate city life, about which she knows nothing. Kimble helps her to find confidence in herself, without needing to lean on a man.

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Release Date:

1 October 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first of Bruce Dern's five appearances on The Fugitive. See more »


Cassie Bolin: It takes a lot of gumption to go down there alone. I wouldn't know which foot to step in front of the other; less somebody took me along and showed me.
Dr. Richard Kimble: Cassie... I can't.
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Kimble visits a town that is incredibly awful...even by "The Fugitive" standards.
1 March 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Richard Kimble wanders into a crappy West Virginia town...or what's left of it. It seems that when the local mine closed down, folks have mostly left and those who remain don't seem to expect any sort of future for the place. In fact, those left are incredibly nasty and unfriendly...even by "The Fugitive" standards. When the sheriff's deputy arrives in the bar when the locals are beating the snot out of Kimble, he does what any deputy would do if they worked in a hellish town--they try to arrest Kimble. Kimble slugs him...the sheriff then decks Kimble. But since the sheriff is an idiot, he soon is distracted by beer and Kimble makes a break for it. He eventually meets a weird young lady (Sandy Dennis) and she immediately takes a liking to him. After all, MANY women through the course of the film fall for him...and considering how nasty everyone else is, you can understand why she would want to escape the place with Kimble. But, of course, that cannot be for lone wolf Kimble.

Apart from the abandoned mine being the brightest and best lit mine in the history of TV, this was a good episode. It has a lot of things you'd see in future episodes...such as the terrible town and the lady who is smitten by Kimble. It also is interesting and worth seeing.

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