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"Hawkins" Death and the Maiden (1973)

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Original Air Date:
13 March 1973 (Season 1, Episode 0)
Hawkins defends an heiress charged with a triple murder. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

James Stewart ... Billy Jim Hawkins

Strother Martin ... R.J. Hawkins

Bonnie Bedelia ... Edith Dayton-Thomas

Kate Reid ... Julia Dayton

David Huddleston ... Joseph Harrelson

Dana Elcar ... Dr. Aaronson

Antoinette Bower ... Vivian Vincent

Charles McGraw ... Capt. Bates

Robert Webber ... Carl Vincent
Bob Golden ... Court Clerk
Virginia Hawkins ... Courtroom reporter
Ivan Bonar ... Judge

Tom Hallick ... Newscaster
Ines Pedroza ... Reporter #2 (as Inez Pedroza)
Don Diamond ... Reporter #1
Dennis Robertson ... Reporter #3
Bill Robles ... Courtrom sketch artist

Margaret Markov ... Theresa Ruth Colman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Sayre ... Juror (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jud Taylor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Karp  writer

Produced by
Norman Felton .... executive producer
Alan Godfrey .... associate producer
David Karp .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Earl Rath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Henry Berman 
Casting by
Gary Shaffer 
Art Direction by
Joseph R. Jennings 
Set Decoration by
Charles Pierce  (as Charles R. Pierce)
Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup
Production Management
Claude Binyon Jr. .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Messinger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
Hal Watkins .... sound
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Directed by
Jeff Corey (six episodes)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Karp  creator

Original Music by
Jeff Alexander 
George Romanis 
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Marsh .... camera operator
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

90 min | Germany:71 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Syndicated title: "Death and the Maiden".See more »
Movie Connections:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The mysterious non-existent intruder, 3 December 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

In this pilot story for the Hawkins series Jimmy Stewart together with his cousin and investigator Strother Martin is retained by Robert Webber to represent his client Bonnie Bedelia who is charged with killing her father, stepmother, and stepsister and making a pretty bloody job of it.

She looks pretty good for it also and Bedelia claims it was done by an unknown intruder. The problem for the police is that there's no evidence anyone was ever in the place that didn't belong.

The only other relative is Kate Reid who is Bedelia's aunt, sister of her mother who lives with the family. She inherits if everyone else is eliminated. And it's rather obvious from the beginning she is the murderer if you believe Bedelia is innocent and Billy Jim Hawkins like Perry Mason defends no guilty clients. He does pull a Perry Mason like solution in court.

Not much suspense but Stewart's expansive interpretation of the part of Billy Jim Hawkins covers a lot of flaws in this and future episodes.

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