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Re: THE FUGITIVE "DETOUR ON A ROAD GOING NOWHERE" DAVID JANSSEN MONDAY 2:00 A.M. EASTERN M

Oooh, shivery, @mousiegirl !

 

I thought the camera thing was a bit confusing too, @drizzellla .  Then I thought, if Kimble was familiar with her car, and eyeballed the actual act of theft, then he might know it was her camera.  Can't remember if they show him actually seeing the act of theft...

 

At a resort in the 60's, people might not have worried about things being stolen as much as now, maybe.  And Louanne did indicate that she was kind of spacy.

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@Oznell. Aherne was in The Twlight Zone last night before TF, and at first I thought it was Bowman so I certainly agree with @twinsister. Did you see TZ last night twinsister? Also in it was a young Sydney Pollack, so young that I thought the actor looked familiar but didn't know it was Pollack until the credits at the end. He was unrecognizable.

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@drizzellla wrote:

 

Pearley - I also had a hard time figuring out why things were so snippy between Louanne and Kimble.

 

And how did Kimble know that "the kid" was stealing a camera out of her car? AND who leaves valuables in a convertable car with the top down?


@drizzellla - Good point about the camera and Luanne's car.  I hadn't thought of that.  Just another thing that was left for us to figure out.  I think back then people didn't lock everything up and were more trusting that others would do the right thing.

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@Pearlee  - No, I didn't see Twilight Zone last night.  That is one show I have to watch in the day time - LOL!   I enjoy it, but it creeps me out sometime!!

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Re: Pearley -Re: THE FUGITIVE "DETOUR ON A ROAD GOING NOWHERE" DAVID JANSSEN MONDAY 2:00 A

@twinsister @drizzellla  this was in the early 60s. I'm sure plenty of people left their cars unlocked and with the windows down. Also they were at a resort where "well-to-do" people were vacationing.

 

 

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@Oznell   

 

I loved the conversations between Kimble and Luanne.  Simply put, Kimble rebuffed her advances and she threw him out of the room.  They never went into the dialogue they had privately but she was upset with him.  And then she wasn’t.  She mentioned in speaking with Kimble that he really loved his wife, so there was a lot of talk.  Everyone on that bus had issues and were very self centered and arrogant.  Not very likable.  Including Kimble.  He was very nasty and yet gallant in his own way.

 

Yes, Quine looked like Bob Conrad in profile, but his face had baby fat.  Not the way I remembered him in The Virginian.  Conrad was more angular as was Roy Thinnes.  I don’t see any resemblance to James Dean as @Pearlee does.  Dean was so young when he died, he hadn’t developed enough to tell what he would have looked like all grown up.

 

Phylllis  Thaxter is always good playing the scorned wife.  Elizabeth Allen always played the girlfriend or wife.  In the beginning I really couldn’t see her playing the sexpot but she pulled it off.  That scene with the leg and skirt was priceless.  Lee Bowman was an old fool.  

 

I liked last weeks better but enjoyed this episode.

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@Pearlee wrote:
@Oznell. Aherne was in The Twlight Zone last night before TF, and at first I thought it was Bowman so I certainly agree with @twinsister. Did you see TZ last night twinsister? Also in it was a young Sydney Pollack, so young that I thought the actor looked familiar but didn't know it was Pollack until the credits at the end. He was unrecognizable.

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OH! I wish I had paid attention that Brian Aherne was in The Twilight Zone last night. In the old days when TCM had the different schedule format. I used to make sure I had a reminder if one of his movies was going to be shown on TCM.

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Yes, @chloe4578 ,  that sums up my reaction to the two episodes too.  Liked the last one better;  but this one turned out to be better than I remembered it.

 

The sort of 'unanswered' questions, and the complexity of all the relationships, that kept me going!  Both puzzling and interesting.

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@Oznell   Well the relationships were complex, especially Kimble and Louanne.  You never really know what transpired but to me I felt the writers didn’t have the time to delve into back stories so you just had to use your imagination and come to your own conclusions.

 

It  was apparent to me that the marriage of Lee Bowen and Phyllis Thaxter was on the rocks anyway.  I think she was right to accuse him of having a mid life crisis and was trying to be a man with a gun but really was a boy with a gun insinuating that she thought he was trying to impress Louanne.  Even though she thought Kimble had killed his wife, she hesitated shooting him and let him escape.

 

Quine also thought Kimble was quilty of the crime but chose to help him anyway.  They were both running from the law, so they had something in common.

 

The only one on Kimble’s side was Louanne.  There was some conversation with Kimble where she felt he was a devoted husband and was waiting for the right woman to come along, but she wasn’t it.  She also said that she threw him out because he was too poor for her, but was scared because she didn’t want a broken heart either, implying that she did love him, even though he was poor.  If that makes any sense.  Her instincts were right, she just used what she felt worked for her.  Kimble did bring out the softer side in her but didn’t care much for her MO.

 

As for the camera and cars being unlocked.  Most people I knew in the sixties including my parents kept car and house doors locked.  But in TV shows such as Mannix they always showed convertibles with car doors open.  I don’t think that was realistic, but then it’s only a TV show.

 

Those are my thoughts on this episode.  I watched on UTube with no commercials and had no issues with the sound quality.  

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@drizzellla. The TZ was The Trouble With Templeton (1960). It was a half hour one, not one of the greats, but maybe you can find it on You Tube. Unreccognizeable Sydney Pollack is the new strict play director who wants Aherne to be on time.

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