Divorce Court (1957–1969)

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An early example of reality-based courtroom drama, "Divorce Court" presented cases where divorcing couples presented their stories before Judge Voltaire Perkins, who always rendered his ... See full summary »

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1984   1970   1968   1959   1958   1957  
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Voltaire Perkins ...
 Judge (3 episodes, 1958-1970)
Bill Welsh
(2 episodes, 1958)
(2 episodes, 1984)
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An early example of reality-based courtroom drama, "Divorce Court" presented cases where divorcing couples presented their stories before Judge Voltaire Perkins, who always rendered his decision by the end of the program and resolved other divorce issues. Many cases involved accusations of cruelty, adultery, desertion, alcohol abuse and irreconcilable differences often with many strange twists and turns. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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The first syndicated series to be distributed to stations on videotape (although a kinescoped version was also available). See more »

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The first "live court on TV" series.
16 September 1999 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

TV judges Wapner, Sheindlin, Lane, etc., are modern day extensions of this pioneering televison series that portrayed the American legal system in thirty minutes or less. Viewing this 1957 series as a young fellow the terms "oath", "perjury" and "liar" took on new meanings. Filmed in black and white and obviously modeled after the then popular Perry Mason series, Divorce Court was the first program on American television to present courtroom dramas as "real life."


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