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Release Date:
2 October 1973 (USA) See more »
The cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins. Full summary »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
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James Stewart ... Billy Jim Hawkins (8 episodes, 1973-1974)

Strother Martin ... R.J. Hawkins (5 episodes, 1973-1974)

Series Directed by
Jud Taylor (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Paul Wendkos (3 episodes, 1973-1974)

Jeff Corey (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Karp (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Hammer (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Norman Felton .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Alan Godfrey .... associate producer / assistant producer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Karp .... producer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
George Romanis (2 episodes, 1973)
Jeff Alexander (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Cinematography by
Russell Metty (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred J. Koenekamp (3 episodes, 1973)
Series Film Editing by
Albert P. Wilson (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Henry Berman (3 episodes, 1973)
Series Casting by
Rachelle Farberman (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Production Management
Wally Samson .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Silver .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Art Department
Anthony Bavero .... property master (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hal Watkins .... sound (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Floydine Alexander .... women's costumer (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bucky Rous .... men's costumer (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music / conductor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)

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90 min (7 episodes)
Color (Metrocolor)
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This series alternated on Tuesday evenings with "Shaft" (1973) which may have led to the early demise of both series. Contemporary analysts suggested that since the two shows appealed to vastly different audience bases, alternating them only served to confuse fans of both series, giving neither show the time to build up a large viewership.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Slow-paced but good enough, 7 April 2003
Author: purakek from Toronto, Canada

Like Columbo, this series moves slowly, with Jimmy Stewart as the Matlock of the 70's. Okay, not as successful as Matlock, but the mysteries and their solutions show a progressive tread towards mature plots. The pace drags, unfortunately, and will probably be not much of an attraction in a cable revival. Nonetheless, Hawkins the lawyer is much better a detective than Matlock and the stories (each one is about 2 hours each) contain intricate mysteries well worth the watch for detective story connoisseur.

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