Lock Up (1959–1961)

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Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

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Series cast summary:
Macdonald Carey ...
 Herbert L. Maris / ... (78 episodes, 1959-1961)
 Lt. Weston / ... (78 episodes, 1959-1961)
Joan Granville ...
 Miss Brent (22 episodes, 1959-1960)


Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

26 September 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anwalt der Gerechtigkeit  »

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(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An enjoyable show from the late 50's.
11 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, the first time I saw LOCK UP I had to laugh but I truly enjoyed it. This syndicated show, first aired in 1959, is based on a real-life Philadelphia lawyer, Herbert L. Maris which was played by MacDonald Carey. Maris was devoting his career to defending the wrongly accused. What I found so humorous is his relation to his friend; police detective Weston, played brilliantly by John Doucette. Doucette puts the bad guys behind bars and Carey uses him to find the same guys innocent. I really doubt that Barry Scheck goes to the police or the prosecutors for assistance in freeing an innocent person. Doucette lets Carey walk in at anytime and goes through his files; all this makes the show fun to watch. It's like Perry Mason asking Lt. Tragg for help in finding his client innocent! How would it look if a LAW & ORDER defense attorney were to walk in on Briscoe and Green? Carey finds the bad guy on his own while Doucette is there by his side to make the arrest. And get this, Carey's character is a corporate not a criminal lawyer. He seems to have more than one secretary, all blonde and dumb, and he drives some cool wheels, usually a Dodge. Carey has the same long, sad face as John Kerry! All in all, LOCK UP is enjoyable. These days, with our rights being trampled on, society needs people like Scheck and Carey's character to protect the innocent from over-zealous prosecutors………..Richard

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