Burke's Law

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BURKE’S LAW was a hit, prime-time TV series that aired on ABC in 1963 and ran until 1966. Gene Barry starred in the title role as Amos Burke the suave millionaire Chief of Detectives for Los Angeles, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his... read more

BURKE’S LAW was a hit, prime-time TV series that aired on ABC in 1963 and ran until 1966. Gene Barry starred in the title role as Amos Burke the suave millionaire Chief of Detectives for Los Angeles, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his Silver Cloud II Rolls-Royce. The detective series featured unusual plot twists, glamorous settings and a fabulous list of legendary guest stars. So good, BURKE’S LAW was brought back for a brief run in 1994. Each episode had the title “Who Killed…” followed by the victims name. The opening of the show revealed the murder, but not the murderer (that was left for Captain Burke to discover.)

Original Release

09/20/1963 on ABC

US Release

09/20/1963

Cast

Gene Barry Captain Amos Burke
Gary Conway Detective Tim Tilson
Leon Lontoc Henry
Eileen O'Neill Sergeant Ames
Regis Toomey Detective Lester Hart
Michael Fox Coroner George McLeod
Carl Benton Reid The Man
Joseph La Cava Waiter
Joan Huntington Joan Lynnaker
Monica Keating Ruth
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Balance of Terror Wednesday, 15 September 1965
2 Operation Long Shadow Wednesday, 22 September 1965
3 Steam Heat Wednesday, 29 September 1965
4 Password to Death Wednesday, 06 October 1965
5 The Man with the Power Wednesday, 13 October 1965
6 Nightmare in the Sun Wednesday, 20 October 1965
7 The Prisoners of Mr. Sin Wednesday, 27 October 1965
8 Peace, It's a Gasser Wednesday, 03 November 1965
9 The Weapon Wednesday, 10 November 1965
10 Deadlier Than the Male Wednesday, 17 November 1965
11 Whatever Happened to Adriana and Why Won't She Stay Dead? Wednesday, 01 December 1965
12 The Man's Men Wednesday, 08 December 1965
13 Or No Tomorrow Wednesday, 15 December 1965
14 A Little Gift for Cairo Wednesday, 22 December 1965
15 A Very Important Russian Is Missing Wednesday, 29 December 1965
16 Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 1 Wednesday, 05 January 1966
17 Terror in a Tiny Town Wednesday, 12 January 1966
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Directors

Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden, Sam Freedle, Hy Averback, Virgil W. Vogel, Lewis Allen, James Goldstone, Stanley Z. Cherry, Seymour Robbie, John Peyser, Jeffrey Hayden, Gene Nelson, Frederick de Cordova, Sidney Lanfield, Walter Grauman, Paul Wendkos, Lawrence Dobkin, Allen Reisner, Byron Paul, Charles F. Haas, Robert Ellis Miller, Herman Hoffman, Marc Daniels, David Orrick McDearmon

Writers

Frank D. Gilroy, Tony Barrett, Bud Kay, Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Albert Beich, Lewis Reed, Marc Brandel, William H. Wright, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Harlan Ellison, Richard Levinson, William Link, Edith Sommer, Larry Gordon, Day Keene, Leigh Chapman, John Meredyth Lucas, Jameson Brewer, David Giler, Don Taylor, Robert O'Brien, Robert Buckner, Andrew McCullough, Berne Giler, David P. Harmon, Charles Hoffman, Samuel A. Peeples, Jay Dratler, Ben Starr, Gilbert Ralston, Stephen Kandel, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Warren Duff, Stuart Jerome, Palmer Thompson

Creators

Frank D. Gilroy

Cast

Gene Barry Captain Amos Burke
Gary Conway Detective Tim Tilson
Leon Lontoc Henry
Eileen O'Neill Sergeant Ames
Regis Toomey Detective Lester Hart
Michael Fox Coroner George McLeod
Carl Benton Reid The Man
Joseph La Cava Waiter
Joan Huntington Joan Lynnaker
Monica Keating Ruth
David Alan Bailey Herbie's Buddy Chris
Don Haggerty Policeman
Robert Bice Waiter
Lynn Loring Ann Rogers / Anna Rodriguez
Army Archerd Army Archerd
Michael Fox George
Michael Fox Police Officer
Steve Carruthers Party Guest
Rudy Germane Police Officer
Shep Houghton Party Guest

Producers

Editors

Sherman Todd, Arthur Hilton, Desmond Marquette, Lyle Boyer, Lester Orlebeck, Richard V. Heermance, Fred R. Feitshans Jr., Thomas Stanford, Chandler House, Samuel E. Beetley

1965Golden GlobeBest TV Star - Male Won
1964Golden GlobeBest TV Star - Female Nominated
1964Golden GlobeBest TV Star - Female Nominated
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