Harry O (1973–1976)

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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the Los Angeles Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. Moving to San Diego, he lived on ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Harry Orwell (45 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Lt. K.C. Trench / ... (30 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Sgt. Roberts / ... (29 episodes, 1975-1976)
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the Los Angeles Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. Moving to San Diego, he lived on the beach, and, when not working on a current case, spent much of his time fixing up his boat, which was called The Answer. Harry O was unusual in that he didn't own a flashy car in which to conduct high-speed chases, preferring to ride the bus instead. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Harry O: There'll be others.
Judy: No, there won't be others.
Harry O: Oh, that's right, you fixed it.
Judy: Yes, I did.
Harry O: You fixed it by framing Lester.
Judy: What?
Harry O: By framing Lester, it was *his* car that ran over Lynn Northrup! The pictures were in *his* files! You really fixed him, didn't you?
Judy: That's a terrible thing to say, I didn't!
Harry O: If you can't have him, nobody can have him?
Judy: He's *my* husband!
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Television at its best!
21 November 2002 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

Harry-O was truely one of the greatest shows to ever grace the television medium. It combined superb acting (Janssen, Zerbe-who won an EMMY, Darrow, and guests), writing (Howard Rodman, Robert Dozier and others), direction (Jerry London, Russ Mayberry, Jerry Thorpe) and a brilliantly photographed San Diego and Los Angeles. Janssen took to this role like no others, and made Harry Orwell and understandable and beleivable character, someone you wanted to go out and have a beer with. This show lasted but two short years, (though it did have two pilot movies shown during the 1973/1974 season) and was cancelled in favor of "Charlie's Angels", a travesty of the greatest kind. Without a doubt TV's greatest detective, Harry O's adventures ended far too soon.


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