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The Trials of O'Brien 

A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

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Gene Wang
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1966   1965  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Peter Falk ...  Daniel O'Brien 22 episodes, 1965-1966
Joanna Barnes ...  Katie / ... 13 episodes, 1965-1966
Elaine Stritch ...  Miss G 13 episodes, 1965-1966
David Burns ...  The Great McGonigle / ... 13 episodes, 1965-1966
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

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Drama

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Star Peter Falk has said he enjoyed doing this short-lived, single season series more than his long-running, career-defining later hit, Columbo. See more »

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Featured in Peter Falk versus Columbo (2019) See more »

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A great TV Series
4 December 2006 | by ckaikiniSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this Series very much back in the Sixties and used to stay up late just to watch it. Peter Falk has always been one of my favourite actors and was excellent in this series and I enjoyed the comedy in it - especially the frequent references to "the Great McGonagle". I always thought and hoped it would achieve a higher profile and was very disappointed when it just "disappeared" from the TV schedules and I've never seen it since. However, Peter Falk went on to achieve more success with "Columbo". I also enjoyed the performance of Joanna Cassidy, who I think was the actress who played the former wife of Peter Falk's character in "Trials". There was good chemistry between them. I would love to watch it again but don't know where to look for it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trials of O'Brien See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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