Monday, May 26, 2008

"The Fugitives!" starring the MMF & Company Inc. Theatre Players

Tansi/Good Day Readers:

The MMF's defamation lawsuit against reminds us somewhat of the old 1960s (1963-1967) black and white ABC Television series, The Fugitive starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble an innocent man from the fictional town of Stafford, Indiana who was falsely convicted of his wife's murder and given the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimbel's train derails and crashes allowing him to begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man played by Bill Raisch.

Dr. Kimbel is relentlessly pursued by the obsessive-compulsive, ...... fixated Stafford Police Lieutenant Philip Girard (Canadian actor Barry Morse) determined to get a conviction at any cost!
Fast forward to 2008. So we wondered, who'd we cast from the MMF & Company Inc. Theatre Players if we were to re-make the series. Here's our choices.

A Quinn Martin Production (2008)


Fugitive 1 . . . . . Terry Belhumeur (Manitoba No. CI 05-01-41955)

Fugitive 2 . . . . . (Enrolled in RCMP Witness Protection Program!)

One-Armed Man . . . . . Lionel R.R. Chartrand

Police Lieutenant Philip Girard . . . . . Murray Trachtenberg

Stafford, Indiana "Chief" of Police . . . . . David Noble Chartrand


Update: THE FUGITIVES subsequently escaped, remain at large and have since been featured several times on America's Most Wanted - if you've seen them please call Crime Stoppers. Lieutenant Trachtenberg and "Chief" Chartrand recently nabbed the One-Armed Man on the outskirts of Ste. Rita, Manitoba sleeping under an MMF sign!


Anonymous Steve said...

My wife and I are actually great fans of THe Fugitive and we couldn't believe that there was a stage play running based on this classic TV series. We're actually writing you from Omaha, but we'd definitely be willing to come out to Winnipeg to see this. Can you let us know where, when, how much, all the usual? Steven and Arlene Chipman

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