THE FUGITIVE (1963 – 1967)

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Creator: Roy Huggins.

Cast: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse

Dr. Richard Kimble (David Jensen) is accused as the murderer of his wife. He is tried and convicted. He escapes, and the only chance to prove his innocence is to find out who kill his wife. Kimble, pursued by Lt. Gerard, (Barry Morse) risk his life several times when he help people and has to reveal his identity.

I was hooked on that one from the beginning. I saw that one on the reruns in the 70’s. 51 years later it is a great series still. Janssen and Morse humanism the character and made them even so compelling that audiences. The first 3 seasons the show was shot in black and white the last season it was in color they should left it in black and white and i think the audience became emotionally drained with this series. Even 4 years it’s a good run. Of course there were an arrays of guess actors that came on the show. The last episode of the show was dawned in 2 hours and was the biggest event on television back then. Barry Morse said one time that he was in a London restaurant when a waiter handed him a note. It read, “Kimble is in the kitchen.”  It is commonly given that this show was based on the ‘s murder case of Samuel Holmes Sheppard 1954.

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ROCKFORD FILES (1974 – 1980)

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Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins.

Cast: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos. 

An ex con turned Private investigator named Jim Rockford (James Garner) who would rather take off than fight and going fishing than work. He is on the caution side. Dennis Becker (Joe Santos) is helping him from time to time. Also Angel(Stuart Margolin) his former cellmate and beth davenport (Gretchen Corbett) help him out most of the time.

The good old 70’s series it does not get any better than that. Great little jewels there here is a series where a private detective does not carry a gun lives in a trailer and drives a Camero. Joe Santos was cool as Dennis, Jim’s who is in the LAPD   helped Jim by giving him information on various cases. Gretchen Corbett was great in her role as his girlfriend / lawyer Beth Davenport who would always be there to get him out of a jam. Jim had to support his father who was a truck driver and who occasionally got into a case or two to help his son. Gretchen Corbett was great as Beth a terrific actress; This was back in the day were it was good old fashion TV and entertaining.

rockford files

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