Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

TV Series  |   |  Crime, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

Los Angeles is where Sgt. 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 lead by Jerry Miller.

0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
a list of 760 titles
created 24 Mar 2012
list image
a list of 3739 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 142 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 137 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Arrest and Trial" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

Arrest and Trial (1963–1964) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arrest and Trial.




1964   1963  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey
77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith
The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie 1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

Director: George C. Scott
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, William Shatner, Jack Cassidy
Branded (1965–1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant
Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Action | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey
Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick
Arrest & Trial (TV Series 2000)
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Through a combination of re-enactments and actual footage, sensational true crimes are followed from their commission, through the investigation and apprehension of the suspected criminal, ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Dennehy, Jack Forbes, Staci Cross
The Defenders (1961–1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles
Bus Stop (1961–1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman
The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller
Felony Squad (1966–1969)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Twenty year veteran Stone is paired with rookie Briggs in a large Western metropolis. The tough as nails desk sergeant is the father of young Briggs and helps the force deal with ... See full summary »

Stars: Howard Duff, Ben Alexander, Dennis Cole


Complete series cast summary:
 Det. Sgt. Nick Anderson (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
 John Egan (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
 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)
 Assistant Deputy District Attorney Barry Pine / ... (18 episodes, 1963-1964)
Noah Keen ...
 Det. Lt. Bone / ... (17 episodes, 1963-1964)
Joanne Miya ...
 Janet Okada (13 episodes, 1963-1964)


Los Angeles is where Sgt. 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 lead by Jerry Miller.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

courtroom | See All (1) »


Crime | Drama





Release Date:

15 September 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arresto y juicio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When Dick Wolf created Law & Order (1990), he claims he was unaware that a quarter-century earlier "Arrest & Trial" had also used an arrest-followed-by-trial procedural format (and failed). A Universal Studio exec pointed out the similarity. To Wolf, however, a key difference was that the "real heroes" of "Law & Order" were not the defense attorneys who got the bad guys off (as in "Arrest & Trial") but the prosecutors who put them away and were paid a fraction of what their criminal defense counterparts earned. See more »


Remade as Arrest & Trial (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Law and Order" Forerunner Ahead of it's Time....
30 January 2004 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Created by Earl Bellamy, "Arrest and Trial" was an early attempt to meld, a la "Law and Order", the processes of apprehending criminals, then following the legal system as the cases would be resolved. As 'cop' shows and 'lawyer' shows were among television's most popular genres at the time, ABC and Universal thought the program would be a major hit, and provided first-class talent both in front of, and behind the camera.

The 'Arrest' phase starred 33-year old Ben Gazzara, a highly respected actor who had made his mark on Broadway in "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof", and in film, in ANATOMY OF A MURDER. Possessing a quick, analytical mind, and a wry sense of humor, Gazzara's 'Nick Anderson' would quickly cut through alibis, and make arrests, aided by fellow detectives Roger Perry ("Harrigan and Son") and Noah Keen ("The Crimebusters").

The 'Trial' phase returned TV's "Rifleman", Chuck Connors, to the small screen, as John Egan, an intimidating yet sensitive attorney, and featured veteran actors John Larch (WRITTEN ON THE WIND) and John Kerr (SOUTH PACIFIC) as D.A.s representing the State.

While not as intellectual as "The Defenders", "Arrest and Trial" was unique as either side could win or lose a case, as opposed to Perry Mason's nearly flawless record. This was heady stuff for the early sixties!

Unfortunately, being on television's 'Number 3' network did the series in, as ABC had a much harder time attracting viewers than CBS and NBC, particularly when the program was promoted as 'quality'.

It would take 30 years before "Law and Order" could make the formula work!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Arrest + Trial on DVD BobH-6
Discuss Arrest and Trial (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: