Fear in A Desert City | Nightmare at Northoak | The Girl from Little Egypt | Escape into Black
Fear in A Desert City (ep 1.1)
Act IV time: 33:15 (no flashback video, just dialog)
RK: Monica, I've got to leave town. If you and Mark come with me, you may be worse off.
Monica: I don't understand.
My picture is in every police station in the country.
Right now they might be realizing who James Lincoln really is. A convicted murderer.
Monica: I don't believe it.
I said convicted. I'm innocent.
I am a doctor. Pediatrician. I was a doctor
My wife couldn't have children. She wouldn't adopt
We argued too much for too long.
I walked out. I got in the car. I drove. I parked.
I just stared at the river
I can remember a boy in a rowboat. He didn't see me.
After awhile I cooled off and I drove back.
About a block from the house, I almost hit a man.
A man with one arm. He was running.
I found my wife beaten to death.
I don't know. It had to be unmotivated. A vagrant, a prowler, the police never found . . . . . .
That was over 2 years ago. The trial was a nightmare.
The neighbors had heard our argument.
My hope was to find the man with one arm.
I was convicted. I sat in prison for 18 months. There were appeals.
They were taking me to be executed when the train derailed.
Every since then I've been running.
Hoping some day I would find the man with one arm. A face I can not forget.
I keep running and they keep hunting
One man in particular, Lt. Phillip Gerard
Sometimes I feel like I've known him all my life.
Sometimes I can't sleep. Footstep in the stairs
I see his face outside my door…..Gerard
Monica: I don’t want them to find you. I’ll pack.
View flashback video
View Monica confronted Lt. Gerard
Nightmare at Northoak (ep 1.11)
1:26 RK walking city street at night (with opening credits running)
RK stops and hears footsteps from behind
Runs to side alley. Gerard runs after. RK caught in dead end alleyGerard: Finally Kimble. (aims gun at RK) . . . . . finally
Narrator: This is Richard Kimble’s recurring nightmare and each time it ends he wonders whether he will awake to another nightmare or reality
Loud noise as gun or bus backfire ends flashback
Act III 28:38
RK is jail cell, napping, same sequence as earlier only slightly different views
Starts along same street from a large street light
Gerard: Finally Kimble . . . . finally (no gun pulled)
Ends with Gerard at jail cell door
Act IV 38:45 Classic Line
RK to Gerard:
It’s also a curse, isn’t it Gerard? You know I think you have nightmares too. Your nightmare is that when I'm dead, you’ll find him (OAM)
The Girl from Little Egypt (ep 1.14)
Act I 4:14 flashback to hospital scene
unknown voice: You did all your could. You did all you could.
Surgeon coming from ER: I’ve delivered I don’t know how many babies. (fades off with word to say)
RK: Goodbye, see you later
(in Helen’s hospital room) Helen: Hello darling
RK: How are you feeling?
Helen: I didn’t know they were going to put me in so deep. They gave you the privilege of telling me. Do we have a son or a daughter?
RK: We had a son. . . . .
Helen I love you. We can look forward to a long full life.
Helen: I’m so happy
RK: As a doctor I don’t have the words . . . All I can say I’m sorry. In time we’ll be able to .
Helen: What’s wrong?
RK: Our child was still born
Helen: dead? What else? Why did they put me under like that? What time is it? How long was I under?
RK: a long time
Helen: Why? What else did they do to me?
RK: We almost lost you Helen
Helen: What else?
RK: It was the only way we could have children?
Helen: No children my baby dead
RK: Hey Hey We will have children
Helen: dead dead dead
6:48 RK delirious, asking for Helen, RK told policeman he stepped out, more delirium
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Act I 9:24 flashback to train accident (no dialog)
RK shown with cuffs, one open and bent
(back to RK house talking to Helen)
RK: I think you look wonderful
Helen: Thank you darling. You’re very kind. I might say the same to you
RK:Now that we both have done something for our egos. What do you say we do something for our appetites?
Helen: Good, where to tonight?
RK: There is a little seafood house Carter was telling me about. It has good food.
Helen: Where did you see Ross Carter?
RK: Helen let’s not quarrel tonight.
Helen: The great Ross Carter of the clinic for Planned Parenthood.
RK: We merely discussed the possibility of
Helen: Forget it Richard and for the last time I won’t live a lie
RK: I’m not so far away, you don’t have to scream.
Helen: I’ll scream all I want
RK: Why do you keep thinking of adoption as a lie?
Helen: Because it is.
RK: adoption is not . ..
Helen: I don’t care what a million people think. If I can’t have a child, then I won’t have one
RK: It’s your tragedy . . . . . Look he was my son too. Doesn’t that mean anything?
Helen: It means I’m going to have another drink
(RK grabs the glass in her hand and it falls to the floor and breaks )
RK: We have a lot more glasses. Richard
RK leaves in disgust,
RK drive off
(flashback moves to courtroom)
Judge: Richard David Kimble, It is the verdict of this court that you shall be removed to the state penitentiary and held there until a date to be determined and when that date is determined according to the laws of this sovereign state, execution shall be done unto you. May God have mercy on your soul.
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Act II 17:37 (RK napping at Ruth Norton’s apartment)
RK seen with handcuffs still on, RK running from train wreck.
Crosses road to gas station, breaks glass to get file,
Comes upon road block, slips into the back of a truck leaving road block and starts filing on cuffs
Act III 28:34 (flashback while driving back from the airport with Ruth)
KR at trial: Yes we argued . . . . often
Female witness: Living next door, my husband and I could hear of course
Prosecuting Attorney: Do you know for a fact that any of the arguments were violent?
Female witness: I once saw Mrs. Kimble with a very bad bruise on her cheek.
RK: She became intoxicated. Fell against the bureau.
P.A.: And were you present?
RK: yes . . . but I was across the room
P.A.: Across the room? and what did you do?
RK: I picked her up and treated her
P.A.: and realized how much you loved her.
RK: I did love her. I never stopped loving her. We just had one hopeless area.
P.A.: You say you saw a boy in a rowboat
RK: Yes sir
P.A.: But you don’t think that he saw you. As a matter of fact you just heard him say sitting right here in this court that he didn’t see you. And now you claim someone else must have seen you. You say you saw a man with one arm running from the vicinity of your house.
P.A: I call to the attention of this court the previous testimony of Lt. Phillip Gerard.
Gerard: Immediately following the homicide and over a period of ten days my office we interviewed 83 men fitting this description.
P.A: and what were you findings?
Gerard: None of them could have been in the vicinity when the crime took place.
P.A: and Lt. Gerard with your reputation as one of the most brilliant police officers in the state, you were forced to conclude that there never had been an OAM.
Unknown: Objection! Objection!
Judge: I order that last statement be strickened from the record.
Judge: I warn you Mr. Reed that you are aware of the proceeding of this court and that I expect you to abide by them.
Judge: Richard David Kimble. Have you anything to say before I pronounce sentence on you
RK: Before God, I am innocent.
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Escape into Black (ep 2.9, #39)
Act I 1:25
A truck drops RK off in front of a diner.
Narrator (William Conrad): Another stopping place at the end of another road.
If your name is RK, you are guilty of escape and flight
You have no future unless you can find the past
The night of September 17 two years ago.
You saw the man who killed your wife that night
Narrator: The face was there only for a moment but you won’t forget it.
You keep looking.
Today a truck driver mentioned a OAM in Decatur.
The description fits. (RK enters diner)
Act II 20:40
(RK under drugs to enhance his memory)
Dr. Towne: Maybe you can remember your father’s name
Dr. Towne: Your mother’s name
Dr. Towne: Your name . . . . . . Your name
Dr. Towne: Dick Richard, we’re getting somewhere now
Dr. Towne: Richard . . . Dr. Richard . . . . . . the last name, Richard, you know it
RK: (only mumbling)
Dr. Towne: All right All right Richard Are you married? Is there is girl? A wife?
RK: yes . . . . I mean no
Dr. Towne: Well which is it? Richard Yes or no
Dr. Towne: Were you married?
Dr. Towne: Did she die? Richard did you wife die?
RK: (no answer)
Dr. Towne: Relax Are there any children? Do you have a daughter? Son?
RK: no nothing none
Dr. Towne: no children
RK: wanted to adopt children not other people’s children my own child
Dr. Towne: Richard are you a pediatrician?
RK: yes I my own child discussing I hadn’t said anything about it before child
Dr. Towne: It’s all right. Lie back. Relax You are back there. Tell me about the argument.
Dr. Towne: Yes Helen is there with you. You were arguing with her. Richard let it out now
RK: no no (regains consciousness)
Act III 29:15 (RK reviewing 2 year old newspapers)
Female witness: There would be screams night after night. She kept pleading with him. I heard her say I want you dead.
RK: No, she’s lying.
Male witness: The strains of hair under her nails are positively that of her husband, the defendant, Richard Kimble.
Female witness: She screamed his name when he was chocking her. Richard Richard She screamed it.
Gerard: No passer by, no motorist, no neighbor ever saw any OAM. We checked and rechecked. There is no evidence of any OAM
RK: There is. I saw him.
Judge: Have you reached a verdict?
Forman: We have your honor.
Judge: What say ye
Forman: We find the defendant guilty of murder in the 1st degree.
RK: No (words guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty fading off into the background)
Act IV 40:45
flashback in train car: (no dialog)
42:02 flashback talking to Miss Ruskin:
RK: I saw him. I saw him.
Ruskin: I saw him too
RK: When I got in the house, she was already . .
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