Harry O (1973–1976)
A woman hires Orwell to help her son, who has been wrongfully arrested for murder. During his investigation, Harry locates a witness to the murder--but unfortunately the witness is blind.


Richard Lang


Howard Rodman (creator), Herman Groves


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Harry Orwell
Henry Darrow ... Lt. Manuel 'Manny' Quinlan
James McEachin ... Teaser Strock
Rosalind Cash ... Shirley Drew
George Spell George Spell ... Garfield Adams
Margaret Avery ... Ginnie Adams
Hal Williams ... Sgt. Earl Danning
Ty Henderson Ty Henderson ... James Drew
David Moody David Moody ... Win Early
Leonard Simon Leonard Simon ... Sully Dale
Renny Roker Renny Roker ... Keenan
Ed Cambridge ... Benjy (as Edmund Cambridge)
John Hawker John Hawker ... Manager
Nathaniel Taylor ... Bartender (as Nathaniel 'Jitihadi' Taylor)
John Gruber John Gruber ... Reager


Harry's former nurse needs his help. Her son has been arrested for murder. James is a troubled kid, but no murderer. Harry goes to the police station, where his friend and former colleague Lt. Quinlan seems awfully uptight about his asking questions. When Harry goes to the scene of the crime to look around, he discovers an observant blind kid who's the brother of a prostitute that Harry knows from his old police force days. The blind kid heard the shots and many other sounds. He's convinced that James wasn't the shooter. Harry thinks he knows who committed the murder, but he can't prove it. And the police can't touch him without proof. The police's hands are tied. Are Harry's?

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

17 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Margaret Avery and Bill Henderson would both return to Harry O playing recurring characters - characters who are different from the ones they play on this episode. See more »


Teaser tells the landlord to stall Harry, who is snooping around in an apartment. The landlord isn't shown doing anything at all from that point onward. See more »


[first lines]
Harry Orwell: [voiceover] Some days it doesn't pay to pursue your hobby. Some days your hobby can turn on you. Your hobby tries to hit you, hit it back. That's what I always say.
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