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Harrigan & Son (1960-61)
Sponsors  Reynolds Aluminum (verified on #34)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Jim Brent, Tom Alger, Robert Leszczak
references:
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HARRIGAN & SON
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Desilu Productions, Inc.
for
ABC (Fridays 8:00pm EST)
Created by Cy Howard

US Legal Comedy series 1960-61 34 episodes x 30 min bw
(14Oct60-29Sep61)
starring
Pat O'Brien as James Harrigan, Sr.
Roger Perry as James Harrigan, Jr.
with
Georgine Darcy as Gypsy
Helen Kleeb as Miss Claridge

Premise:
A widowed lawyer conflicts with his son about how to run the business.

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ABC Fridays 8:00 pm
(14Oct60-29Sep61)

[01] Harrigan & Son: JUNIOR JOINS THE LAW FIRM (2nd pilot, series premiere)
Desilu Prod. no. 2 (copyright date 27Jul60)
14-Oct-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Suzi Crandell as Miss Jones
Peter Chong as Delaney
Willis Bouchey as Joe Carr
Buck Young as Bud Flake
James Jr. prepares to fight to defend a contested will. James Sr. tries
to convince him it would be wiser to settle out of court. [JB]

[02] Harrigan & Son: YOUNG MAN'S WORLD
Desilu Prod. no. 8 (copyright date 14Sep60)
21-Oct-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Howard Smith as Lionel Wilton
Ken Berry as Curtis Decker
The young men assuming the management of Pyramid Industries have some ideas
about expansion that founder Lionel Wilton doesn't like. [JB]

[03] Harrigan & Son: HARRIGAN VS HARRIGAN (1st pilot)
(no copyright details)
28-Oct-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Charles Cantor as Gimpy
Willis Bouchey as Joe Carr
King Calder as Judge
It's Harrigan vs. Harrigan when senior discovers that junior has taken the
case of a well-known accident faker named Gimpy. [JB]

[04] Harrigan & Son: MOTHER WAS A NIGHTCLUB SINGER
Desilu Prod. no. 3 (copyright date 04Aug60)
04-Nov-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Peggy Taylor as Monica Nelson
Gina Gillespie as Linds
Mary Gregory as Mrs. Hawkins
When James Jr. dates Monica Nelson, a nightclub performer, father
disapproves-unaware that his son is mixing some business with his pleasure.[JB]

1.05 [--] Harrigan & Son: PAY THE TWO DOLLARS
Desilu Prod. no. 6 (copyright date 26Aug60)
11-Nov-1960 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 30Jun61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Parker Fennelly ......... Applegate
Malcolm Atterbury ....... Judge
William Fawcett ......... Jeb
Robert Easton ........... Clem
Synopsis:
Junior thinks his case in a small New England court is all sewed up, until
he finds out that the judge, the bailiff and the defendant are all cousins. [JB]

[06] Harrigan & Son: A MATTER OF DIGNITY
Desilu Prod. no. 9 (copyright date 22Sep60)
18-Nov-1960 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 28Jul61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
John Carradine as Nippy
Patricia Huston as Jan Duprez
Charles Cantor as Gimpy
A shabby character named Nippy is highly insulted when an artist paints him
as a derelict. He implores the Harrigan firm to take legal steps to have
the painting removed from an exhibition. [JB]

[--] 25Nov60 ABC Fri
Preempted for ABC News Closeup "The Money Raisers"

[07] Harrigan & Son: MISS CLARIDGE FINDS ROMANCE
Desilu Prod. no. 12 (copyright date 18Oct60)
02-Dec-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr as Tracy Oakhurst
Paul Kent as Larry
George Dunn as Detective
Robert Hutchins as Lieutenant
Synopsis:
Miss Claridge finds romance, and her daydreaming is cutting down her
typing speed too much to suit Harrigan Sr. Things don't get any better
when her dream man, Tracy Oakhurst, is suspected of being a swindler. [RF]

[08] Harrigan & Son: THERE'S NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL
Desilu Prod. no. 10 (copyright date 30Sep60)
09-Dec-1960 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 18Aug61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Eva Gabor as Lillian Lovely
Leonid Kinskey as Ladislaus
Ned Glass as Harry Andrews
Actress Lillian Lovely's performance bowls James Sr. over (she reminds him
of his late wife), but the critics don't think much of Lillian's acting.
So Senior comes to her defense-with a libel suit. [JB]
Note: There was no listing of Agnes Moorehead for this episode, same
synopsis as above listed on repeat 18Aug61. [JB]

[09] Harrigan & Son: PIPES ARE PIPES
Desilu Prod. no. 5 (copyright date 22Aug60)
16-Dec-1960 ABC Fri (UCLA have 23Dec60)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Joe Sawyer as Matt Collins
Lillian Adams as Mrs. Hammer
Matt Collins' company is being sued. The charge: producing a defective water
heater. Matt wants to make a settlement, but Harrigan believes he's got nothing to fear in court. [JB/RF]

[10] Harrigan & Son: JUNIOR BECOMES SENIOR
Desilu Prod. no. 14 (copyright date 04Nov60)
23-Dec-1960 ABC Fri (UCLA have 16Dec60)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Joey Faye as Mr. Nibley
Freeman Lusk as Lawson
Olan Soule as Rocco
Mr. Nibley was hired to exterminate the bugs in an apartment house, but the
owners have proof that the little creatures are still there. For reasons of
his own, Harrigan lets Junior take the case. [JB]

[11] Harrigan & Son: NON COMPOS MENTIS
Desilu Prod. no. 4 (copyright date 12Aug60)
30-Dec-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Beulah Bondi as Tilly Cortland
John Anderson as Earl
Molly Glessing as Amelia
Charles Arndt as Sweetzer
After much indecision, elderly millionairess Tilly Cortland decides to leave
a large legacy to her dog, rather than her cat. But when the dog snaps at
the cat, Tilly calls in Harrigans to change the will. [JB]

[12] Harrigan & Son: JUNIOR GOES SOCIETY
Desilu Prod. no. 15 (copyright date 14Nov60)
06-Jan-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth MacRae as Cynthia
An attractive member of high society named Cynthia drops in to take an old
friend, Miss Claridge, out to lunch. When Junior see Cynthia, he's smitten.[JB]

[13] Harrigan & Son: JUNIOR'S OTHER JOB
Desilu Prod. no. 13 (copyright date 27Oct60)
13-Jan-61 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 21Jul61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest cast:
Don Wilson as Stanton
Tom Moore as Stan Larker
Barry Cahill as Charlie
Synopsis:
Junior's interviewed on TV after he wins an important
tax case. It turns out to be good publicity. [TA]

[14] Harrigan & Son: POOR LITTLE RICH GUY
Desilu Prod. no. 7 (copyright date 06Sep60)
20-Jan-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 07Jul61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Burt Douglas as Grant Hazelton
Parley Baer as Williams
Clegg Hoyt as Milkman
Luis Gomez as Gonzales
Grant Hazelton, playboy and college chum of Junior's, asks the latter to
handle his legal affairs. Harrigan Sr. doesn't like Hazelton much, and
likes him even less when he starts dating Gypsy. [JB]

[15] Harrigan & Son: MY FAIR LAWYER
Desilu Prod. no. 17 (copyright date 02Dec60)
27-Jan-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 09Jun61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Gloria Grahame as Lee Ann FOndan
Forrest Lewis as Harold Calvin
Eloise Taylor as Judge Arline Brandon
David Huddleston as Process Server
Barry Brooks as Bailiff
Synopsis:
Neighbor Harold Calvin sues Harrigan Sr. for damages. Seems smoke from
Harrigan's fireplace got in Calvin's eyes, nose and throat. [RF]

[16] Harrigan & Son: SHALL WE DANCE?
Desilu Prod. no. 18 (copyright date 12Dec60)
03-Feb-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 23Jun61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
J.Pat O'Malley as Charlie Finley
Lee Patrick as Alice Finley
Jack Weston as Sanford
Oliver Cliff as Phil Atlorn
Barry Cahill as Bartender
Synopsis:
Charlie Finley, after 20 years of marriage wants to divorce his wife.
It seems she's spending too many evenings at a local dancing school. [RF]

 [17] Harrigan & Son: THE MAGNIFICENT BOROUGH
Desilu Prod. no. 19 (copyright date 20Dec60)
10-Feb-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Charles Cantor .... Gimpy
Hayden Rorke ...... Bruce Langley
Barbara Drew ...... Tracey
King Calder ....... Judge
Robert Fuca ....... Spectator
Synopsis:
Senior's old friend Gimpy talks the lawyer into investing in his taxi.
Then Gimpy has a difference of opinion with a fare, one Bruce Langley, and
blackens the man's eye. Langley is Harrigan's client! [JB]

[18] Harrigan & Son: YOU CAN FIGHT CITY HALL
Desilu Prod. no. 11 (copyright date 10Oct60)
17-Feb-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Cecil Kellaway as Silas Marner
The city has condemned shoemaker Silas Marner's property, and nobody wants
to take the man's case. [JB]

[--] Harrigan & Son: THE COMEBACK
Desilu Prod. no. 20 (copyright date 12Jan61)
24-Feb-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 11Aug61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
David Lewis as Walter Grant
Pamela Searle as Fran
Junior visits night court to attend to a routine matter and finds a familiar
face. A distinguished gentleman is charged with being drunk and disorderly-
none other than Junior's old law teacher, Professor Walter Grant. [JB]

[20] Harrigan & Son: THE COMICS
Desilu Prod. no. 21 (copyright date 20Jan61)
03-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Bert Convy as Buddy Wilson
Ben Blue as Bobby Wilson
Louise Glenn as Bernice Wilson
Buddy Wilson and his wife Bernice have worked up a nightclub act and want
the Harrigan firm to have it copyrighted. Then Buddy's father shows up and
tells Harrigan Sr. that he used all the material years ago in vaudeville. [JB]

 [21] Harrigan & Son: 100 PROOF
Desilu Prod. no. 16 (copyright date 23Nov60)
10-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest cast:
Frank Hugh as Patrick O'Toole
Linda Watkins as Bridget
Synopsis:
Patrick O'Toole is arrested for drunken driving. But he tells Harrigan Sr.
that he took the pledge a long time ago, and hasn't fallen off the wagon since. [RF]

[22] Harrigan & Son: THEY WERE ALL IN STEP BUT JIM
(a.k.a. "St. Patrick Story")
Desilu Prod. no. 22 (copyright date 13Feb61)
17-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Eva Gabor as Lillian Lovely
Arthur Shields as Liam
Richard Bull as Lawson
Actress Lillian Lovely, a Hungarian citizen, is facing deportation for
failing to renew her visa. She wants Harrigan Sr. to help her right away,
but senior has plans for the St. Patrick's Day parade that afternoon. [JB]

[23] Harrigan & Son: THE MANLY ART
Desilu Prod. no. 23 (copyright date 20Feb61)
24-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Jack Kruschen as Lou king
Joe Perry as Mike Brennan
Ric Roman as Blackie
Lee Krieger as Sailor Burns
Sam Balter as Announcer
A boxer named Brennan tells Harrigan Sr. that he won his last fight too
easily. But there's no way to prove that the fight was fixed. Junior
comes up with the idea of posing as a fighter. [JB]

[24] Harrigan & Son: A TICKET TO ALBANY
Desilu Prod. no. 24 (copyright date 27Feb61)
31-Mar-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 14Jul61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
****** no guest cast details ******
Junior becomes a candidate for a state Senate seat. Harrigan Sr., unaware
of this, endorses the candidate of the opposition party. [JB]

[25] Harrigan & Son: THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T STAY DEAD
Desilu Prod. no. 25 (copyright date 06Mar61)
07-Apr-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 25Aug61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Leo Penn as Robert Fenton
James Westerfield as Lieutenant Kearney
Robert Karnes as Frank Cole
Gail Kobe as Julia Sheldon
Aneta Corsaut as Susan Fenton
Robert Fenton has changed his name and leads an inconspicuous life. When a
scandal sheet columnist digs up the past and prints it, Fenton threatens
the man with violence. This doesn't help Fenton's case much when the
journalist is found dead. [JB]

[26] Harrigan & Son: HARRIGAN vs. HARVARD
Desilu Prod. no. 26 (copyright date 14Mar61)
14-Apr-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest cast:
Raymond Bailey (as Dean Templeton)
Synopsis:
Junior prevails upon Harrigan Sr. to agree to address
a graduating class at Harvard Law School. [TA]

[27] Harrigan & Son: SENIOR GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
(no copyright details - by elimination must be prod. no. 27)
21-Apr-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 01Sep61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Neil Hamilton as Jackson Tweil
Allyn Joslyn as Howard Duncan
Paul Kent as Sherman Moer
Senior goes to Hollywood on his vacation, and visits a movie studio. He
notices some errors in legal procedure on one set where they're filming a
courtroom drama-so he decides to offer some advice. [JB]

[28] Harrigan & Son: THE CASE OF THE MISSING CASE
Desilu Prod. no. 28 (copyright date 28Mar61)
28-Apr-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Laura Shelton as Fern Williams
Harriet E. MacGibbon as Mrs. Williams
Victor Buono as Dr. Blaine
Fern Williams, Junior's latest girlfriend, is quite high up on the social
register. But this doesn't mean she's immune to an anti-social compulsion  -kleptomania. [JB]

[29] Harrigan & Son: HANS IS HOT
Desilu Prod. no. 29 (copyright date 31Mar61)
05-May-1961 ABC Fri
(No other information available)

[30] Harrigan & Son: HELLO-GOODBYE (copyright title)
Desilu Prod. no. 30 (copyright date 07Apr61)
12-May-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 08Sep61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest cast: [RF]
Dave Willock as Roster
Harry Holcombe as Judge Neery
John Harmon as Tom
Synopsis:
A series of legal setbacks convince Harrigan Sr. that it's time to retire.
But the most practical place to write his memoirs seems to be right in the
office-with his old staff. [JB]

[31] Harrigan & Son: THE LEGACY
Desilu Prod. no. 31 (copyright date 14Apr61)
19-May-1961 ABC Fri (ABC rerun 15Sep61)
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Celia Lovsky as Mrs. Kowalski
Vladimir Sokoloff as Kowalski
Senior has known Rose Kowalski ever since she was a tot. Now she's a
nightclub singer and wants to legally change her name to Renee Collins.
Mrs. Kowalski asks Harrigan to persuade her daughter to change her mind. [JB]

[32] Harrigan & Son: ROOMMATES
Desilu Prod. no. 32 (copyright date 020Apr61)
26-May-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Pat O'Brien (as Harrigan), Roger Perry (as Son)
Guest Cast:
Asa Maynor as Gail Barnes
Donald Foster as Mr. Pril
John Austin as Benson
While Senior's apartment is being renovated, Junior invites his Dad to spend
a week at his apartment. The first evening, Junior and his girlfriend Gail
are thinking romance-while Senior recites "Casey at the Bat." [JB]

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ABC Fridays - Summer reruns 02Jun61-15Sept61
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[--] 02Jun61 rerun of "Junior Joins the Law Firm" (from 14Oct60)
[--] 09Jun61 rerun of "My Fair Lawyer" (from 27Jan61)
[--] 16Jun61 rerun of "Harrigan vs. Harward" (from - possibly 14Apr61)
[--] 23Jun61 rerun of "Shall we dance?" (from 03Feb61)
[--] 30Jun61 rerun of "Pay the Two Dollars" (from 11Nov61)
[--] 07Jul61 rerun of "Poor little rich guy" (from 20Jan61)
[--] 14Jul61 rerun of "A Ticket to Albany" (from 31Mar61)
[--] 21Jul61 rerun of "Junior's other job" (from - possibly 13Jan61)
[--] 28Jul61 rerun of "A matter of dignity" (from 18Nov61)
[--] 04Aug61 preempted for Football All-Star Game
[--] 11Aug61 rerun of "The Comeback" (from 24Feb61)
[--] 18Aug61 rerun of "There's no fool like an old fool" (from 09Dec60)
[--] 25Aug61 rerun of "The man who wouldn't stay dead" (from 07Apr61)
[--] 01Sep61 rerun of "Senior goes to Hollywood" (from 21Apr61)
[--] 08Sep61 rerun of "Hello-Goodbye" (from 12May61)
[--] 15Sep61 rerun of "The Legacy" (from 19May61)
--------------- end of Summer reruns ---------------

[33] Harrigan & Son: ON BROADWAY
Prod. no. 34 (copyright date 04May61)
22-Sep-1961 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Gale Gordon as Merrill Davis
The first of two new shows before this series leaves the air.
Merrill Davis, a long time client of Harrigan Sr., is known for his miserly ways. [JB]

 [34] Harrigan & Son: THE TESTIMONIAL (final episode) [verified -RL]
Sponsored by Reynolds Aluminum
Prod. no. 33 (copyright date 27Apr61)
29-Sep-1961 ABC Fri
Directed by Sherman Marks
Written by Harold Livingston
Guest Cast:
Victor Buono ....... Dr. Blaine, the psychiatrist
Willis Bouchey ..... Joe Carr
Synopsis:
A group of Senior's clients (who got legal service although they couldn't afford the fee) get together
to show their appreciation by arranging a dinner for him. [JB]

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