The Trials of O'Brien Season 1

Season 1

The Trials of O'Brien Season 1

First Air Date: September 18, 1965

First Aired on    :   1965
Episodes    :   22 episodes



Episodes

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1x22 The Only Game in Town (March 18, 1966)


Taking the bench as an interim judge on the New York Supreme Court, O'Brien deals with the case of a seaman (Alejandro Rey) accused of murdering a co-worker with a longshoreman's hook. Gene Hackman plays the prosecutor in the case.


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1x21 The Greatest Game (2) (March 11, 1966)


O'Brien's negotiations for the Viktor Emblem get more complicated when the person holding it has his life threatened.


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1x20 The Greatest Game (1) (March 04, 1966)


""WANTED - Macedonian Art Objects, 17th Century, Contact:Daniel J O'Brien"" With this ad in a Manhatten peoper, O'Brien begins an international hunt for the Viktor Emblem, a ""jewel encrusted treasure of a Balkan Country"", which has been stolen from a shrine, and is being offered by 4 thieves for $500,000, with a fee for O'Brien to handle the negotiations. Altho this two part episode was broadcast in B&W, in 1966, it was edited into a tv-movie in color, ""Too Many Thieves"" (thanks- Classic TV Archive for that tidbit) It also marked the US tv debut of Britt Ecklund, then the wife of Peter Sellers (and later Rod ""the Mod"" Stewart) Ludwig Donath was know for his Broadway performances in the musicals ""She Loves Me"" and ""A Family Affair""


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1x19 The Partridge Papers (February 04, 1966)


James Partridge, who once worked for British Intelligence, believes he was the target of a hit and run driver who was responsible for landing O'Brien in the hospital with a broken leg. This episode was the dramatic television debut of singer Sheila MacRae (wife of Gorden MacRae, and TV wife of Jackie Gleason in his ""Amecrican Scene"" magazine Honeymooners period)


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1x18 The Blue Steel Suite (January 28, 1966)


Protesting their living conditions, the prisoners of the state prison's isolation cell block have taken 3 hostages whom they will only release if O'Brien will make a public presentation of their case.


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1x17 A Horse Called Destiny (January 21, 1966)


O'Brien represents a spiritualist in the murder of a wealthy client whose death he has predicted.


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1x16 The 10-Foot, 6-Inch Pole (January 14, 1966)


Accountant Jerry Quinlan was an apparent suicide, until it is discovered that he had questions and suspicions about his company's books which he was about to report.


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1x15 Alarums and Excursions (January 07, 1966)


A foster father (John McGiver), who is content to keep collecting welfare checks, hires O'Brien to keep seven children with him after an adoption judge takes the youths away from him.


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1x14 Leave It to Me (December 17, 1965)


O'Brien tries to have a will declared invalid before three greedy heirs (Angela Lansbury, George Rose and Thayer David) kill each other in a house that's booby-trapped from cellar to attic.


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1x13 No Justice for the Judge (December 10, 1965)


An eccentric judge (Burgess Meredith) engages O'Brien to represent him on charges of mental disability that could remove him from the bench. Guest stars: Robert Emhardt, Barnard Hughes, and Ken Kercheval.


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1x12 Dead End on Flugel Street (December 03, 1965)


A burlesque comedian (Milton Berle) is involved in murder when his straight man is killed after making advances on the comedian's wife.


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1x11 Picture Me a Murder (November 27, 1965)


O'Brien represents a movie producer (Alan Alda) who was charged with resisting arrest while filming an "underground" movie. Guest stars: Claude Akins, Charles Grodin, Jessica Walter, and Joanna Pettet.


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1x10 Charlie Has All the Luck (November 20, 1965)


While being bugged by his ex-wife to sign the lease on her luxurious apartment, O'Brien must defend a client involved in a fatal shooting that follows a fixed horse race. Guest stars: Martin Sheen, Tony Roberts, and Philip Bosco.


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1x09 How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (November 13, 1965)


A "heist artist" who is accused of fatally stabbing a dealer of rare violins is defended by O'Brien. Guest stars: Norman Fell, Dana Elcar, Kurt Kasznar, Frank Langella, and former boxer Jake LaMotta.


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1x08 The Trouble with Archie (November 06, 1965)


O'Brien investigates the death of a partner in the Seventh Avenue Dress House where his ex-wife works. Guest stars: Lou Jacobi, Theodore Bikel, Simon Oakland and Alice Ghostley.


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1x07 A Gaggle of Girls (October 30, 1965)


O'Brien is retained by a Mother Superior in order to persuade the owner of an adjoining cafe to permit St. Anthony's Youth Center to use its garden.


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1x06 Goodbye and Keep Cool (October 23, 1965)


A woman (Cloris Leachman) is accused of murdering her husband, and retains O'Brien to defend her. Guest star: Robert Loggia.


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1x05 What Can Go Wrong (October 16, 1965)


After discovering that a man is dating his ex-wife (Joanna Barnes), O'Brien delightedly sets him up as a "pigeon" in order to trap a killer. Guest stars: Roger Moore and Michael Constantine.


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1x04 Never Bet on Anything That Talks (October 09, 1965)


O'Brien's English bookie is charged in the death of an accountant, but the person who can clear him is nowhere to be found.


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1x03 Notes on a Spanish Prisoner (October 02, 1965)


Eva Grimaldi (Mary Tahmin) cons the con: she borrows $2500 from her boyfriend Ollie Maxwell (Buddy Hackett) to ransom her millionaire father, who is being held prisoner in Latin America.


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1x02 Bargain Day on the Street of Regret (September 25, 1965)


O'Brien wins the contract of boxer Joe Rooney (Robert Blake) in a dice game, but the pugnacious Rooney is in jail for stealing money from his former manager. Guest Stars include Hershel Bernardi (star of series ""Arnie"", a Broadway ""Fiddler"", and much more), Tony Musante (""Toma"") and Albert Dekker (""Dr.Cyclops"", ""Experiment Perilous"", probably one of his last roles before his strange auto-erotic death) and the lovely, talented Judi West (""Fortune Cookie""), in her television debut, as Joe's girlfriend.


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1x01 Over Defense is Out (September 18, 1965)


O'Brien represents a client who was charged with murder after being released from prison. Guest star: Vincent Gardenia




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