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Arrest and Trial 

Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is led by Jerry Miller.
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Complete series cast summary:
Ben Gazzara ...  Det. Sgt. Nick Anderson 30 episodes, 1963-1964
Chuck Connors ...  John Egan 30 episodes, 1963-1964
Roger Perry ...  Det. Sgt. Dan Kirby 30 episodes, 1963-1964
John Larch ...  Deputy DA Jerry Miller / ... 29 episodes, 1963-1964
Don Galloway ...  Mitchell Harris 26 episodes, 1963-1964
Joe Higgins ...  Jake Shakespeare / ... 24 episodes, 1963-1964
John Kerr ...  Assistant Deputy District Attorney Barry Pine / ... 18 episodes, 1963-1964
Noah Keen ...  Det. Lt. Bone / ... 17 episodes, 1963-1964
Nobuko Miyamoto Nobuko Miyamoto ...  Janet Okada 13 episodes, 1963-1964
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Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is led by Jerry Miller.

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USA

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English

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15 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Arrest and Trial See more »

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(30 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The Rifleman (1958) was scheduled for a sixth season in 1963, when Chuck Connors said he felt that five years in one series was enough. He was considered a hot property at the time, due to its success. "Eager for a change", he wanted to break out of the western mold. Connors signed a lucrative seven-year deal with Universal and Revue Studios that gave him profit participation, and allowed him to do at least one feature film a year. This show was the first project he committed to under his new contract. Originally slated to play Sergeant Anderson, Connors lobbied for, and received the part of, John Egan, a slick, top-flight criminal defense attorney. Ben Gazzara, on the other hand, had several impressive Broadway plays and Hollywood films to his credit, but had resisted doing a television series because, in those days, it could damage an actor's chances to appear on the big screen. However, Gazzara said that Broadway hadn't made him rich, and the film offers were not exactly rolling in. So, he signed on for this show for the financial security and exposure. Both actors were reportedly paid seventy-five hundred dollars a week, and Gazzara, like Connors, enjoyed profit participation. See more »

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Remade as Arrest & Trial (2000) See more »

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Ahead of Its Time.
15 July 2003 | by ldlazarusSee all my reviews

This short-lived series was excellent TV for its time.

Half the show was about the police and the other half was about the courts. In the context of some of the TV we see today, doesn't this have a familiar air about it?

"Law and Order"and it's various spin-offs are presently among the most popular shows on TV. This tends to suggest that "Arrest and Trial" was perhaps 40 years ahead of its time.


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