Favorite TV Episodes: The Fugitive "Corner of Hell"


Bored Historian
Aug 26, 2011
THE FUGITIVE 2/9/65 “Corner of Hell”

One of the great episodes of this great show. The tables get completely turned around as Gerard follows Kimble into hillbilly territory, (as he did in the third ever episode, “The Other Side of the Mountain”, which also had Bruce Dern in it). Kimble wins the trust of the local people by saving the life of one of the patriarch’s sons with his medical skills and then doing the same for their daughter. They also empathize with him because the law is his enemy, as it is theirs. They rough up Gerard when he barges in. The daughter drives off in his car. Gerard follows on foot. One of the boys, (Dern) gets involved in a friendly wrestling match with the daughter, (played by Sharon Farrell) and accidentally tosses her onto a rock, giving her a concussion. Gerard catches up and Dern runs away. When the rest of the family catches up to Gerard, they think he did it. His defense: he saw a man running away from the scene. There’s even a scene where Gerard, trying to escape, falls into a puddle, just as Kimble did in the original opening to show, after the train wreck. He’s captured and the family puts Gerard on trial with Kimble essentially acting as his defense attorney! They both get out of it but Gerard is unmoved by the irony of the predicament that he was in- on the surface, anyway.

IMDB: "The Fugitive" Corner of Hell (TV Episode 1965) - IMDb


The director discusses the episode: Robert Butler discusses directing "The Fugitive" episode "Corner of Hell" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

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