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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

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Where's the DVD?
9 March 2004 | by copollSee all my reviews

If ever a series deserved a better fate, it's this one. A quirky, three-dimensional main character, interesting plots and smart dialogue. It should have lasted

years, lasted 44 episodes. Janssen was terrific (better than in The Fugitive, a show where you only had to see the first episode and the last), his supporting players were almost as good and the writing, particularly by creator Howard

Rodman, was a cut above the typical TV fare. Yes, it was just another detective show and it did follow some of the typical cliches, but hey, it also provided a poignancy and adult (not X-rated, but intelligent) point of view rarely seen on the little screen. Hey, Warner Brothers (I think)! Where's the DVD collection?


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