Arrest and Trial

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ABC (ended 1964)

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Arrest and Trial

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Arrest and Trial was an ABC crime drama that ran from September 1963 through April 1964 on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM. Arrest and Trial was divided into two forty-five parts -- in the first part (Arrest), the police would search for and arrest the criminals, and the in second part (Trial), the lawyers would defend the accused at trial, most often succeeding. Fans of today's Law & Order are familiar with that format; the first half hour of the show is typically dedicated to catching the criminal, with the second half hour dedicated to the trial itself.
John Larch

John Larch

Deputy D.A. Jerry Miller

Joe Higgins

Joe Higgins

Jake Shakespeare

Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara

Detective Sgt. Nick Anderson

Don Galloway

Don Galloway

Mitchell Harris

Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors

Attorney John Egan

Roger Perry

Roger Perry

Detective Sgt. Dan Kirby

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  • A innovative and underrated crime drama

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    even though it only last for a single season, Arrest & Trial was one of the most clever and innovative crime dramas of it's day. it was television's first attempt to morph the two types of crime drama in to two parts in a single 90 minute episode, the police procedural and the courtroom drama. the first half of the show focused on Sgt. Nick Anderson (Played by the brilliant Ben Gazzara) tracking down and apprehending the criminal. the second half focused on criminal Attorney John Egan (played by the Rifleman lead Chuck Connors) defending the criminal during the trial. the show was later used as the basis for Law & Order and the only reason why it lasted for a season was because of it's tough competition (it was put up against the second half of the Ed Sullivan Show and Bonanza) this show should not be forgotten even though it didn't last for very long, it was clever and different from all the other crime dramas from that era.



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