Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not ... See full summary »

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Howard Rodman
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Janssen ...  Harry Orwell 45 episodes, 1973-1976
Anthony Zerbe ...  Lt. K.C. Trench 30 episodes, 1975-1976
Paul Tulley ...  Sgt. Roberts / ... 29 episodes, 1975-1976
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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Harry-O See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In a 2015 interview, Henry Darrow had great things to say about the show and David Janssen. When asked how he got along with Janssen, he answered: "Wonderfully. He had a marvelous, dry sense of humor. We pulled jokes on each other here and there. When I was being replaced, he waited for me when he finished shooting earlier in the afternoon. We had a few goodbye drinks at the hotel bar. I never saw him again, though." (source: Classic Film and TV Café) See more »

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Harry O being rerun on cable channel Good Life
29 November 2005 | by sorethumbSee all my reviews

Harry O is being rerun on cable channel Good Life on Monday nights at 8:00pm and again at 11:00pm. They are still doing the Lt. Quinlan days. This is as of November 29, 2005. Harr O was a great show (actually, still is). It was David Janssen at his best. His rapport with Anthony Zerbe as Lt. Trench is wonderful. Les Lannom had David/Harry down to a "T". Question: Did Harry ever wear anything other than the tweed sport coat, blue button down shirt, dark tie, and khaki pants - or - the shorts and jacket? And yes, a DVD of the show would be great! The show always had the cream of the crop guest stars from the 70's. Many of the younger ones became stars in their on right. What ever happened to Les "Lester" Lannom and Paul Tulley as Sgt. Roberts?


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