Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Creator:

Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mr. Novak (1963–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith
The Defenders (1961–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
The Rogues (1964–1965)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Stars: Robert Coote, Gig Young, Charles Boyer
The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan
Guestward Ho! (TV Series 1960)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Joanne Dru, J. Carrol Naish, Mark Miller
Longstreet (1971–1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman
Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster
12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson
The Richard Boone Show (1963–1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An anthology series starring Richard Boone as host and starred in about 50% of the shows. Each regular had parts in almost every episode and starred in at least one episode.

Stars: Robert Blake, Lloyd Bochner, Richard Boone
Empire (1962–1964)
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour
My Living Doll (1964–1965)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Rhoda is an extremely sexy young woman living with womanizing Air Force shrink Bob McDonald. What Bob knows and the rest of the world does not is that Rhoda's real name is AF 709, and she ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Newmar, Robert Cummings, Jack Mullaney
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 James Slattery (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Edit

Storyline

Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El congresista  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Pilot was partially filmed in the California statehouse. The first day of shooting was November 22, 1963. Richard Crenna remembered being told in the middle of filming that John Kennedy had just been shot in Dallas. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: Democracy is a very bad form of government. But I ask you never to forget. All the others are so much worse.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Crusading State Legislator
16 July 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the first political dramas on television that I recall is Slattery's People. The only other show I recall with a political tint to it was The People's Choice and that was anything, but serious.

Though it only lasted for a season Slattery's People attracted quite a cult following, unfortunately not big enough of a cult to keep it on the air or develop a cottage industry like Star Trek.

Previous to this show Richard Crenna had done nothing but comedy in Our Miss Brooks and The Real McCoy. I'm told Crenna embraced this show as his big attempt to have him be taken as a serious actor. Even though the show didn't last Crenna was never forced to play squeaky voiced adolescents or country bumpkins ever again. You have to credit the man with destroying his typecasting.

Bing Crosby produced this show and it is set in the state legislature of an unnamed state where Richard Crenna functions as the minority leader of an unnamed party. That Republicans and Democrats aren't used is not completely off base, a small group of states do have nonpartisan legislatures.

Crenna was an honest crusader and he was aided and abetted by Alejandro Rey as his Mexican-American administrative assistant. It was the first time that a Latino was cast in a serious role in a prime time drama.

Hopefully these shows will see the light of day again.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why not on DVD? SeyNah
Will it finally be available? coop-16
CBS has a home entertainment fan page on Facebook amybirenbaum1202
Crenna did an interview on this, but.... coop-16
Memorable lines hal-119
appparently almost utterly vanished coop-16
Discuss Slattery's People (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page