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1
Release Date:
2 October 1973 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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James Stewart ... Billy Jim Hawkins (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
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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)
David Karp .... producer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (3 episodes, 1973-1974)

Jeff Alexander (unknown episodes)
George Romanis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Earl Rath (1 episode, 1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
Henry Berman (1 episode, 1973)
 
Series Casting by
Gary Shaffer (1 episode, 1973)
 
Series Art Direction by
Joseph R. Jennings (1 episode, 1973)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar (1 episode, 1973)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (1 episode, 1973)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (1 episode, 1973)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (1 episode, 1973)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (1 episode, 1973)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (1 episode, 1973)
 

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90 min (7 episodes)
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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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
More Relations Than the Kennedys, 29 December 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Jimmy Stewart in his second try at a television series was far better at playing Billy Jim Hawkins, defense attorney than he was doing that half hour situation comedy.

For reasons I don't understand he was not as successful at the same type of character as Andy Griffith later was with Matlock. He had that same folksy charm that concealed a mind as sharp as a steel trap. Juatice was inevitably done at the end of each episode.

Unlike Ben Matlock, Billy Jim was from West Virginia as opposed to North Carolina. He had Strother Martin who was a cousin and served as his general factotum. But he came from a large family, almost as if one of the Real McCoys went to law school. Cousins EVERYWHERE. Of course he'd be meeting relatives every so often with a problem. Billy Jim had the largest family on record, like the Kennedys.

Or maybe it was like Chill Wills who called everyone he met "cousin." Never was quite clear.

Nonetheless this forerunner to Matlock should have had a longer run. My guess is Stewart didn't want to be tied down to even a monthly mystery TV series.

It was our loss.

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