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Old 04-27-2021, 09:42 AM   #541
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What little original melody was actually written and recorded was built around a fast-paced tempo representing running music. Different variations, from sad to action-oriented, would be used, with many arrangements developed for the music supervisor to select as best suited for particular scenes. There was also an original "Dragnet"-type theme for Lt. Gerard.
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What little original melody was actually written and recorded was built around a fast-paced tempo representing running music. Different variations, from sad to action-oriented, would be used, with many arrangements developed for the music supervisor to select as best suited for particular scenes. There was also an original "Dragnet"-type theme for Lt. Gerard.
That would have been interesting to hear a "Dragnet"-style theme for Gerard. The music for the incidental parts of the story was often effective in conveying danger from police, a chase scene or danger, or psychological fear.
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Kimble tells Janet that he must be moving on. Sister Veronica tends to the windows as she and Janet exchange goodbyes. Neither are aware of Chuck prowling around the car as Kimble goes to retrieve their bags. Chuck snatches Kimble's wallet and money Janet paid him for his work around the barn.

Janet warns about the roads being rough up ahead. Janet wishes them well, and Kimble and Sister Veronica finally drive off on their way.
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The show presents a popular plot device of an innocent man on the run from the police for a murder he did not commit while simultaneously pursuing the real killer. It had its antecedents in the Alfred Hitchcock movies The 39 Steps, Saboteur, and North by Northwest. The theme of a doctor in hiding for committing a major crime had also been depicted by James Stewart as the mysterious “Buttons the Clown”, who never removed his makeup, in The Greatest Show on Earth. Writer David Goodis claimed that the series was inspired by his 1946 novel Dark Passage, about a man who escapes from prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his wife. Goodis' litigation over the issue continued for some time after his 1967 death.
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Inside, Chuck counts out the dollar bills he has taken from Kimble's wallet. Janet is outraged and at her wit's end at his despicable, thieving behavior. She orders him to grab his things and get out at once. Chuck defends his actions, saying that a "card hustler" like Kimble wasn't going to get the best of him.

As he walks away, he stops, noticing the stack of newspapers she brought in. On the front page the headlines announce Kimble's status as being at large, with his wanted photo. Chuck is vindicated: This mysterious "do-gooder" is sought after by the police. Opening the wallet, Chuck takes out the ID of "Nick Walker" and reads that his age and weight hardly match the stranger who was in their midst. Janet is aghast at this. She pleads with him not to call the sheriff, but he callously pushes her away as he dials.
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On their way down the mountain, Sister Veronica finally tells Kimble she saw his wanted poster being shown on the news broadcast and has a few questions.
Kimble explains that he had nothing to do with the death of his wife. This answer satisfies her, and she asks the other important question: Why did he stay with her after all this time, even after the roadblock in Lincoln City?

She knows that it was not simply the fact that a person traveling with a nun is above question due to their association with a person in clerical garb and a crucifix. It was that the "realist" in Kimble is not quite the "practical" person he claims to be, he questions his own questioning, that there is something higher he is finding that she offers. Two people in desperate circumstances are able to give a little something of themselves to the other. But she, the "woman of faith", asks herself, "Why?"
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As Sheriff Morris and Chuck search for Sister Veronica's car far down the road, Chuck gloats that Kimble's capture will make him a big name all over the mountain community, Chuck Mathers will be famous. Sheriff Morris reminds Chuck that he is only along to make a positive ID on Kimble, not to apprehend the suspect.

On the police radio, Morris calls Sheriff Anderson, who is in the vicinity tending to a truck accident, but receives no answer. Sheriff Anderson is away from the radio, tending to a truck accident.
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Chuck and Sheriff Morris soon spot Sister Veronica's car on the winding road far ahead of them. She and Kimble notice the flashing lights on top of the police car. Kimble also discovers that his wallet and ID are missing. Sister Veronica suspects Chuck took it while standing by the car earlier.

Both cars careen around the treacherous mountain roads as the police car follows in pursuit. Kimble plans to pull over ahead and make a run for it once he can stop.

And the car does stop--the front tire blows out. Only several yards from the previously reported truck collision.
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Unfortunately, the police car with Chuck and Sheriff Morris speeds down the winding road too fast to react to the truck ahead. Screeching on the brakes much too late, Sheriff Morris and Chuck crash into the truck wreck. Kimble and Sister Veronica watch in amazement. Their problem of balding tires has turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

While Kimble and Sister Veronica fix the flat, Sheriff Anderson tends to a new pair of crash victims at the scene. As the ambulance prepares to take them away, Chuck deliriously mutters, "Tell the sheriff, tell the sheriff..." As he struggles in vain to alert Sheriff Anderson about their fleeing quarry, the officer simply tells him this is why incoherent Chuck needs to lay off that beer.
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While Kimble fixes the flat tire, Sheriff Anderson tells him and Sister Veronica that if it were not for the blowout, it would have been them who collided with the truck, so they were lucky. Kimble says it was more like a miracle. The officer says that both Chuck and Sheriff Morris will be okay at the hospital. He explains the police car was driving too fast before warning flares could be set up.

Anderson offers to wipe off the grease smudge from Kimble's face, but he declines for now. A smear also miraculously conceals Kimble's identity to the sheriff unawares. As Kimble finishes using the jack that Sheriff Anderson has provided, the officer urges Kimble and Sister Veronica to drive on to prevent blocking the road.
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Back at the police station in Lincoln City, Sheriff Craig calls Lieutenant Gerard to tell him of Kimble's mysterious escape.
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That night, Kimble and Sister Veronica finally arrive at the church in Sacramento. She explains that she will tell Father Kerrigan there of the "Divine Providence" that appointed Kimble to be her driver on her journey. She has chosen that, due to the miraculous occurrences they encountered, that she will not renounce her vows after all. It was the gift of Kimble's presence that preserved her faith and her commitment.

Kimble thanks her in showing that part of him coming back to life, that faith which provided rather amazing miracles, such as the inside straight in the poker game. He assures her that he does believe now. It gives him courage for the journey ahead.

The final moments are quite touching. She says that she will keep him in her prayers, then continues to solemnly stride to the door of the church. Before entering, she gives him one last gaze. Kimble proceeds into the night, with the narration telling that while one "fugitive" has found her resting place, the other must go on to face more trials and tribulations--but Kimble realizes that he is not alone, by rekindled faith in a guiding Hand, on this precipitous journey. The episode closes with a shot of the moon in the heavens above the silhouette of the church.

Sister Veronica, with Eileen Heckart, would later make a return appearance in a future episode.
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Link to Angels Travel On Lonely Roads, Part 1:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ztdbr

Angels Travel On Lonely Roads, Part 2:

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In its debut season, The Fugitive was 28th in the U.S. Nielsen ratings (with a 21.7 rating), and it jumped to 5th in the second season (27.9). It fell out of the top 30 during the last two seasons, but the series finale, in which Dr. Kimble's fate was shown, currently holds the third rank for the all-time highest U.S. television household share, at 72%.
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Character actor Albert Salmi, who played the combative lush nemesis Chuck Mathers in the "Angels Travel On Lonely Roads" episodes, was quite the "bad boy" in real life, which, sadly, was met with a tragic end.

Born to Finnish immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York, on March 11, 1928, Salmi served briefly in World War II before studying method acting at Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg in Manhattan.

Salmi performed well on stage on such productions as 'Bus Stop', which was widely praised by critics. He was offered the opportunity to star in a film version of 'Bus Stop' with Marilyn Monroe but declined because he did not enjoy film work. Eventually he opted to appear in the film 'The Brothers Karamazov' with Yul Brynner, William Shatner, Lee J. Cobb, and Richard Basehart. From there he appeared in many critically acclaimed films.

Interestingly, in spite of his rising number of accomplishments in film and television, he felt, as did many of his peers, that appearing in movies and TV was "inferior" to performing onstage. However, his popularity grew on the new medium of television on such shows in the 1950's as the "Bang the Drum Slowly" episode of 'The United States Steel Hour' with Paul Newman and George Peppard. He appeared in three episodes of 'The Twilight Zone': "Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville", "A Quality Of Mercy", and "Execution", the latter which also featured Russell Johnson, known as "The Professor" on 'Gilligan's Island'. Salmi played a Wild West villain who was snatched from a hanging by a time-travelling device.

Salmi with co-star Julie Newmar in 'The Twilight Episode' "Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville", where he appears as an older man:
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