The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 14 user

A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Related News

Peter Falk: 1927-2011
| IMDb News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 152 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 759 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 58 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966) on IMDb 8.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Trials of O'Brien.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1966   1965  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.

Director: Robert Moore
Stars: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton
Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed
Kojak (1973–1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson
5 to 7 (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An aspiring novelist has an extramarital with a French diplomat's wife.

Director: Victor Levin
Stars: Olivia Thirlby, Anton Yelchin, Glenn Close
Columbo (1971–2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan
The Happening (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A few hippies "go with the flow" and end up kidnapping a retired Mafia kingpin.

Director: Elliot Silverstein
Stars: Anthony Quinn, George Maharis, Michael Parks
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When some priceless Macedonian treasures are swiped, lawyer Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things. He spends a good deal of time dodging more bad guys than in the average film, but ... See full summary »

Director: Abner Biberman
Stars: Peter Falk, Britt Ekland, Joanna Barnes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Daniel O'Brien (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
Edit

Storyline

A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trials of O'Brien  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ahead of its time and a glimpse of things to come
8 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series was way ahead of its time, with a main character who was a divorced, cynical, slightly seedy lawyer, and was very rumpled -- a Columbo prototype. Peter Falk's charm was evident, and David Burns added a vaudeville touch. The plots were clever, although not memorable after forty years. But I thought it was terribly sophisticated at the time, and, yes, I can still hum the theme music. Even the cast was ahead of its time. In its one year, the guest cast featured the up-and-coming Frank Langella, Cloris Leachman, Faye Dunaway, Estelle Parsons, Britt Ekland, David Carradine, Gene Hackman, Martin Sheen, Alan Alda, Charles Grodin, Tony Roberts, and Brock Peters; and it was a veritable who's who of familiar faces like Vincent Gardenia, Murray Hamilton, Will Geer, Tammy Grimes, Norman Fell, Jack Albertson, Philip Bosco, Barnard Hughes, Angela Lansbury, Tony Musante, and Al Freeman Jr., among many others. Even the playwright Marc Connelly! I've never caught any reruns, but I would love to see some episodes again to see if it was as good as I thought it was. Doesn't anyone else remember The Trials of O'Brien?


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVDs? fnj2002
Discuss The Trials of O'Brien (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page