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Crack in a Crystal Ball 

After being snubbed by local police, a small-time mentalist sees his big break in his crystal ball when he spies Dr. Kimble toiling at a gas station. Instead of just turning in the escapee,... See full summary »

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... Dr. Richard Kimble / Joe Warren
... Sal Mitchell
... Joan Mitchell
... Mr. McBride
Nellie Burt ... Mrs. Daniels
... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
... Lieutenant Bliss
... Wilcox
... Sergeant
... Motel manager
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After being snubbed by local police, a small-time mentalist sees his big break in his crystal ball when he spies Dr. Kimble toiling at a gas station. Instead of just turning in the escapee, Sal Mitchell plans to boost his career by having his beautiful, blonde wife Joni Mitchell lure the physician 200 miles away to Lincoln, Illinois, after predicting where Kimble will be. Joni entices Kimble by claiming that, en route from Chicago to Southern Illinois, she noticed a cruel-looking one-armed man working near a statue of Abraham Lincoln. Kimble gets an urge for going, then Sal breaks his big prophecy on live TV, for maximum coverage. Written by David Stevens

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28 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Kimble gets a lift from his job at the gas station in a late 1940s Chevy panel van and arrives at his boarding house in a late 1950s Chevy panel van. See more »

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Narrator: [Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble rolling a tire in a service station] A highway has a life of its own. Each car brings a new face. And for Richard Kimble, working now in a Midwestern gas station, the next might be the face of danger.
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26 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Psychic Sal Mitchell and his wife Joan come to a town where Kimble works as a gas station attendant. Mitchell has a scheme to improve ticket sales for his performances by acting as an adviser to police about a string of robberies. But when the robberies are solved early, Mitchell appears out of luck, until he happens to notice Kimble's wanted poster at the police station.

Mitchell and his wife embark on a plan to fool Kimble and arrange for his capture under circumstances that will prove Mitchell's psychic abilities are real.

This episode contains a fine performance by actor J. Pat O'Malley as McBride, a grumpy retiree who lives at the boarding house where Kimble lives.


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