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.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Det. Sgt. Nick Anderson (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 John Egan (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Det. Sgt. Dan Kirby (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Deputy DA Jerry Miller / ... (29 episodes, 1963-1964)
Don Galloway ...
 Mitchell Harris / ... (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Jake Shakespeare / ... (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 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)
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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.

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Although Chuck Connors was considered to be miscast as an attorney, much of the failure of "Arrest & Trial" to live up to its potential was allegedly due to interference in the show's writing by producer Frank P. Rosenberg. Connors is said to have butted heads many times with management over this, as well as its treatment of the show's staff (he once walked off the set until the studio resumed providing free coffee and donuts for the crew). Rosenberg was said to have a stack of "Arrest & Trial" scripts written by some of the top writers in Hollywood that were ignored in favor of scripts that were increasingly mediocre. "Arrest & Trial" was also in one of the worst possible time slots, competing against Bonanza (1959), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and The Judy Garland Show (1963). When "Arrest & Trial" folded after one season, Connors and Universal/Revue severed their contract by "mutual agreement." A year later, Connors was back on TV in another western, Branded (1965) that, oddly enough, ran in the same unenviable time slot as "Arrest & Trial" but managed to last two seasons. Gazzara returned to enjoy a three-year in the TV series Run for Your Life (1965), before appearing in three critically acclaimed films directed by his friend, independent film pioneer John Cassavetes. See more »

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Ahead of Its Time.
15 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See 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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