The Fugitive: Season 3, Episode 4

Trial by Fire (5 Oct. 1965)

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Episode cast overview:
Captain James Eckhardt
Burton Green
J.J. Eckhardt
Marian Eckhardt
Barry Morse ...
Booth Colman ...
Les Donaldson
Chris Alcaide ...
Lt. Horvath
Ed Deemer ...
Sergeant Rainey
John Durren ...
Eddie Bragg


Richard Kimble telephones his sister, Donna Taft, and she reveals that she has gotten a letter from a US Army Captain... See full synopsis »

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5 October 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Toward the end of the program, Kimble and Eckhardt are having a conversation. During one of the exchanges, Kimble's voice is heard, but his lips are not moving. See more »


Lt. Philip Gerard: A lawyer representing Kimble shouldn't look that pleased with himself.
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26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kimble's sister Donna (well played by actress Jacqueline Scott) hires a lawyer to help him. The lawyer has good news. A witness (actor Charles Aidman) who now lives in Chicago happened to be driving through Stafford just before he moved to Europe. He saw Kimble driving and almost run down a one-armed man that ran into the street. He did not come forward earlier because he did not know of any murder, it not being covered in the European papers.

The court agrees to hold a hearing, but not until Kimble turns himself in and submits to the jurisdiction of the court. Much of the story deals with Kimble's own investigation and his mixed feelings about coming in.

The story features actress Marion Ross (Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days) as the wife of the witness, and actor Tommy Rettig (from Lassie) as the son.

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