FORD THEATRE: THE FUGITIVES (TV)

Summary

One in this dramatic anthology series. In this story, veteran Daily Sentinel crime reporter Steve McCoy risks his life to interview fugitive Red Lefwick, who has barricaded himself in a boarding house with two hostages. McCoy knows Lefwick well, having helped the criminal avoid the death penalty with a sympathetic newspaper piece. Now he feels responsible for any further damage Lefwick may cause, and resolves to get the interview at any cost. McCoy believes that he can coax Lefwick into releasing his youngest hostage, but when Lefwick turns violent, the journalist is forced into a physical confrontation. Commercials deleted.

(Network affiliation varies; on CBS from 1948 to 1951; on NBC from 1952 to 1956; and on ABC from 1956 to 1957).

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: January 7, 1954 Thursday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:25:12
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:09980
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1952-1956
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Irving Starr … Producer
    • Phil Karlson … Director
    • Robert Hardy Andrews … Writer
    • Sigman Byrd … Based on a story by
    • Barry Sullivan … Cast, Steve McCoy
    • Anita Louise … Cast, Marie McCoy
    • Raymond Burr … Cast, Red Lefwick
    • Mary Beth Hughes … Cast, Dolores Martin
    • Douglass Dumbrille … Cast, J.B. Creston
    • Sarah Selby … Cast, Miss Murdock
    • Jerry Paris … Cast, Eddie Nigh
    • Howard J. Negley … Cast, Chief Bradshaw
    • Jimmy Hawkins … Cast, Stevie
    • Mark Sutherland … Cast, Bert
    • Patsy Weil … Cast, Anita Campo
    • John Gallaudet … Cast, Inspector Dan Ewing