The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Terror at High Point 

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.


Jerry Hopper


Peter Germano (teleplay), Harry Kronman (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Paul Beaumont
Jack Klugman ... Buck Harmon
Elizabeth Allen ... Ruth Harmon
James Best ... Dan Murray
Buck Taylor ... Jamie
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Richard Webb ... Sgt. Krips
Russ Vincent Russ Vincent ... Rufe
Dick Wessel ... Charley Hendricks (as Richard Wessell)
Doreen McLean Doreen McLean ... Mrs. Hendricks
Billy Halop ... Mike


Dr. Kimble is now working as a "timekeeper" at a Utah construction site. There's also a young man named Jamie working there as a "water boy" whom the heavy machinery operators make fun of and generally try to run out. They succeed. The boss fires Jamie, but Kimble tells Jamie that he should go say goodbye to the boss's wife before he leaves in the morning. That night, the boss's wife is attacked and Jamie is witnessed leaving her trailer immediately after the attack. Kimble tries to convince the boss and everyone else that they're accusing the wrong man.

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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 »


Narrator: [Opening Narration. Viewers see earth-moving machinery at a construction site] The place: Utah - the hills above Salt Lake City. The project: to move a mountain. Giant machines and armies of men moving millions of tons of earth to make way for a river - a river which one day will turn the desert into Eden.
[Viewers see Richard Kimble, clipboard in hand, emerge from a shack]
Narrator: For Richard Kimble, the mountain offers protection, Here, he is Paul Beaumont, timekeeper, lost among the other workers. Here...
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27 December 2007 | by ynot-16See all my reviews

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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17 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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