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Release Date:
15 September 1963 (USA) See more »
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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 33)

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)
Joanne Miya ... Janet Okada (13 episodes, 1963-1964)

Series Directed by
David Lowell Rich (5 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Smight (5 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lewis Allen (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Alex March (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lewis Milestone (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ralph Senensky (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Arthur H. Nadel (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Writing credits
Herb Meadow (22 episodes, 1963-1964)
Don Brinkley (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Antony Ellis (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
John McGreevey (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Paul Mason (2 episodes, 1963)
Franklin Barton (2 episodes, 1964)
Mark Rodgers (2 episodes, 1964)
Jerome Ross (2 episodes, 1964)
William Woolfolk (2 episodes, 1964)

Series Produced by
Frank P. Rosenberg .... executive producer / producer (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
Arthur H. Nadel .... producer (8 episodes, 1963-1964)
Charles Russell .... producer (4 episodes, 1964)
Series Original Music by
Franz Waxman (3 episodes, 1963)
Series Cinematography by
Walter Strenge (5 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lionel Lindon (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ray Rennahan (4 episodes, 1963)
William Margulies (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Bud Thackery (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Film Editing by
Danny B. Landres (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Milton Shifman (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
Richard G. Wray (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Art Direction by
Raymond Beal (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
Frank Arrigo (9 episodes, 1963)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert C. Bradfield (10 episodes, 1963-1964)
George Milo (6 episodes, 1963)
Series Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1963-1964)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1963-1964)
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1964)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1964)

Jay Sebring .... hair designer: Chuck Connors (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Losee .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Edward K. Dodds .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ben Bishop .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963)
Norman A. Cook .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Lyle Cain .... sound (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
William Russell .... sound (3 episodes, 1963)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1963)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (2 episodes, 1963)
Corson Jowett .... sound (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Michael McGreevey (1 episode, 1963)

Fritz Ford .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Music Department
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: theme music (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (20 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Other crew
Jon Epstein .... production executive (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
James Duff McAdams .... assistant to executive producer / production executive (20 episodes, 1963-1964)
Paul Mason .... script consultant / story editor / ... (8 episodes, 1963)

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90 min (30 episodes)
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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 »
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Remade as "Arrest & Trial" (2000)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Something For Everyone?, 12 March 2008
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

The 30 episodes (all in B&W) of the 90-minute crime drama "Arrest and Trial" originally ran on ABC during its 1963-1964 broadcast season. The new three-disc DVD set includes nine of the episodes: #3, #4, #7, #11 (guest starring Martin Sheen and Michael Parks), # 15 (guest starring Mickey Rooney), #21, #22 (guest starring Nick Adams), #23, #30; seemingly taken at random from the series.

The series was an innovative concept as it was essentially broken down by the words in its title. During the first 45 minutes of each episode LA detective Nick Anderson (Ben Gazzara) would solve the crime, arrest the perpetrator(s), and hand them over for trial. The second half concerned defense attorney John Egan's (Chuck Connors) attempts to get them acquitted.

That Egan was for the defense and not the prosecution was what made the series unique. Guilt or innocence thus became a relative term. With better writing it could been a great series (think "Hill Street Blues" where the public defender is involved in a romance with the Precinct Captain). Unfortunately rather than actually working in opposition to each other most of the episodes featured little if any interplay between Anderson and Egan. So what you got was more like a 45-minute cop show followed by a 45-minute lawyer show; with the only point in common being the same guest star(s); whose character might just as well have had different names for all it would have mattered.

The series tried to hold the cop show fans over for the second half by ingeniously breaking the show at the quarter hour when it was too late to change channels and watch something else. It must not have worked very well because the ratings were too low to support a second season.

Gazzara was excellent but Connors was horribly miscast. Most likely someone who is seeing Connors' various shows for the first time is mystified than he got so much television work in 1960's. All I can say is that a lot of people were just as mystified then.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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