The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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When the Bough Breaks 

An emotionally fragile young woman steals another woman's baby, and Kimble (whom she believes to be the baby's father) may be the only one who can help them all.

Director:

Ralph Senensky

Writers:

George Eckstein (teleplay), James P. Griffith (story) (as James Griffith) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Pete Broderick
Diana Hyland ... Carol Hollister
Lin McCarthy ... Lieutenant Malleson
Royal Dano ... Preacher
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
June Vincent ... Laura Pearson
Donald Briggs ... Whit Pearson
Robert Hogan ... Sergeant Barrett
Alex Gerry ... Dr. Eison
Sue Randall ... Ruth Fisher
Marge Redmond ... Norma
Jo Helton ... Woman on street
Eddie Guardino Eddie Guardino ... Eddie
Jud Taylor ... Joey
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An emotionally fragile young woman steals another woman's baby, and Kimble (whom she believes to be the baby's father) may be the only one who can help them all.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is a line from the lullaby "Rock A Bye Baby." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Richard Kimble: You look like you needed a hand, that's all.
Preacher: And lo, a hand did appear. And a good strong arm to go with it.
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This lady has issues...
14 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the story begins, Kimble is aboard a freight car with a man who calls himself 'the Preacher' (Royal Dano) and a strange young mother with her infant. However, what neither one yet realizes is that the lady is a wanted woman, as she's mentally disturbed and has stolen the baby! So, while Kimble, as unusual, tries to help, he might just be helping a person who really is guilty and really should get caught...and soon considering the child's age. As the story progresses, it becomes painfully obvious just how disturbed this woman is...especially when she misplaces the kid and can't exactly recall where she left him!!

This is an unusual episode though not an especially compelling one. Worth seeing, as are all the episodes in the series...but not among my favorites from Season 2.


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