Kimble breaks jail with a friendly, slightly retarded young man, and finds out the man may have been falsely blamed for a crime he did not commit years ago.


Ida Lupino


Robert Pirosh, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Bill Carter
Jack Weston ... Davey 'Fatso' Lambert
Burt Brinckerhoff Burt Brinckerhoff ... Frank Lambert
Glenda Farrell ... Mrs. Maggie Lambert
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
Vaughn Taylor ... Sheriff Crowley
Paul Langton ... Sheriff
Henry Beckman ... Brown
Paul Birch ... Captain Carpenter
Garry Walberg ... Mechanic


Richard Kimble is thrown in a local jail after minor traffic accident and his fingerprints are put out over the wire. Before Lt. Gerard arrives, Kimble breaks out of the jail with a friendly overweight young man. Kimble later finds out his new found friend may have been framed for a horrific crime he did not commit, years ago. Written by Gene Jenkins

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19 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Glenda Farrell was Jerry Hopper's cousin. Hopper directed 14 episodes of The Fugitive (1963) and had first worked with David Janssen on The Private War of Major Benson (1955). See more »


When David and Bill arrive at the ranch, and brother Frank drives up in his jeep, David introduces Frank to "Bill" (no last name used). At the end of the scene, Frank tells "Mr. Carter" to jump into the jeep. There is no way he would know Bill's last name. See more »


Sheriff Crowley: Davey, if I ever commit a murder, I hope I have a friend like you to cover up for me.
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13 November 2006 | by ynot-16See all my reviews

Kimble (Bill Carter) is jailed for a minor traffic accident, and makes friends with Davy, played by actor Jack Weston. Davy is overweight, and of below-normal intelligence. He is in jail for public drunkenness. When Davy is released, Kimble, whose prints have been sent to the State Police and whose identity will soon be discovered, uses the opportunity to escape. The problem: Davy wants to tag along. Kimble has no time to argue and leaves with Davy right behind.

They hop a train to Davy's home, where he was summoned by his mother because his father is dying. Davy has been away for years. To Kimble's surprise, they are a wealthy family with a horse ranch.

Davy's father (David Sr.) and brother (Frank) despise and ridicule him, to the dismay of his mother, who loves Davy and just wants a happy family. Davy despises himself for being fat and a dummy, and also for a past action that embarrasses him. When Kimble stands up for Davy against Frank, he gains an enemy whose suspicions of Kimble lead to danger. Kimble must solve an old mystery, and put Davy on track to a happier future, before he can escape.

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