CTVA US Legal Drama - "The D.A." (Jack Webb/NBC) (1971-72) starring Robert Conrad

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Legal Drama Series

The D.A. (1971-72)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
 ---------
THE D.A.
---------
Mark VII Ltd. Production (Jack Webb) / Universal City Studios
for NBC (Fridays 8:00 pm ET)
Executive Producer Jack Webb / Producer Robert H. Forward

US Legal Drama series 1971-72     2 x TV movie 2hr pilots plus 15 episodes x 60 min color
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Harry Morgan ....... Chief Deputy D.A. "Staff" Stafford
Ned Romero ......... D.A. Investigator Bob Ramirez
Julie Cobb ......... Public Defender Katherine Benson
Recurring
Victor Izay ........ Judge Simmons
Sonja Dunson ....... Charlotte Hill (Ryan's secretary)
Ron Foster ......... Lieutenant Vaughn
Russ Conway ........ Captain Langham
Robert Forward ..... Judge

Directors, Harry Harris, Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Paul Krasny, Dennis Donnelly,
Alan Crosland Jr. and John Hollingsworth Morse.

Premise: Los Angeles District Attorney's office case files.

################# The D. A. ##################
##############TV Movie Pilots ###############
##############################################

D.A.: MURDER ONE (2hr TV movie: pilot #1)
LP39897
08-Dec-1969
Written Harold Jack Bloom
Directed by Boris Sagal
Director of photography Alric Edens
cast
Robert Conrad ......... LA Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Howard Duff ........... Lynn D. Compton
Diane Baker ........... Mary Brokaw
J.D. Cannon ........... Nicholas Devaney
Gerald S. O'Loughlin .. Sergeant Andrushian
Alfred Ryder .......... Dr. Donald Stuart
Scott Brady ........... Sidney A. Cherniss Jr.
Carlos Romero ......... Bob Ramirez
Dana Elcar ............ Dr. Carl Enright
David Opatoshu ........ Dr. Rudolph Grainger
Patric Knowles ........ Charles Lloyd
Alan Hewitt ........... Judge Tanner
Fredricka Meyers ...... Vee Ryan
Chuck Daniel .......... Larry Triplett
Ford Rainey ........... Dr. Ellis Anders
Dean Harens ........... Judge Skinner
Howard Culver ......... Newscaster
Synopsis:
Nurse Mary Brokaw is dharged with the deaths of several patients due to overdoses
of insulin. [RF]

D.A.: CONSPIRACY TO KILL (2hr TV movie: pilot #2)
11-Jan-1971
Produced by Jack Webb
Written by Stanford Whitmore
Directed by Paul Krasny
Director of photography Alric Edens
cast
Robert Conrad ......... LA Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
William Conrad ........ Chief Vincent Kovac
Belinda J. Montgomery.. Luanne Gibson
James McEachin ........ Eddie Jewell
Don Stroud ............ Thomas Bertrand
Roger Perry ........... Attoreny Stevens
Steve Ihnat ........... James Fletcher
Leslie Parrish ........ Ramona Bertrand
Linda Marsh ........... Rochelle DeHaven
Stacy Harris .......... Dr. Leonard
Olan Soule ............ Dr. Samuels
Thomas A. Geas ........ Ray Shadlock
Morgan Sterne ......... Sgt. Webster
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Martha Grimes
Thomas Huff ........... Walter Gibson
Armando Silvestre ..... Robert Ramirez
Michael Strong ........ Arthur DeHaven
Virginia Gregg ........ Judge Virginia Adamson
Lew Brown ............. Pullman
William Wintersole
Joe E. Tata
Art Balinger
Sonja Dunson
Ray Ballard
Marlene Starr
Ron Cavallo
Dick Cangey
Dallas Mitchell
David Tyrone
Andrew MacHeath
Larry Levin
Don Edwards
Ralph Gambina
Cisco Andrade
Synopsis:
Ryan reopens a case that he's already won. New evidence indicates that a supposedly
victimized drugstore owner was the brains behind a robbery and murder that occurred
at his own establishment. [RF]

################# The D. A. ##################
############## season fall 1971 ##############
##############################################
NBC Fridays 8:00pm Eastern

1.01 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. DRAKE
LP41613
17-Sep-1971 NBC Fr
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Neville Brand ??
Thomas A. Geas ...... Norman Keel
Booth Colman ........ Dr. Parkins
Ellen Corby ......... Dottie Casson
Pamela McMyler ...... Mrs. Drake
Austin Kelly ........ Willard Drake
Judith McConnell .... Jill
Robert Forward ...... Judge (recurring)
Synopsis:
A father confesses to drowning his daughter, but Ryan must prove it was murder. [RF]

1.02 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. HENDRY
LP41614
24-Sep-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Jay Robinson ........ Cowan
Calvin Bartlett ..... Sgt. Frank Pierce
Victor Izay ......... Judge Simmons
Synopsis:
A murder case hinges on the admissibility of a confession. [RF]

1.03 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. GAYDA
LP41615
01-Oct-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Robert Forward ..... Judge (recurring)
Colby Chester
Synopsis:
An examination of a lawman's need to make deal with criminals. [RF]

1.04 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. SAYDO
(cross-over episode started on "Adam-12" 06Oct71 #4.4 "The Sniper")
LP41616
08-Oct-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
John David Carson ... Marshall
Dennis Rucker ....... Jim Tyler
Michael Lerner ...... Mark Warren
Joe E. Tata ......... Lt. Ficklen
Martin Milner ....... Officer Pete Malloy (from "Adam 12)
Kent McCord ......... Officer Jim Reed (from "Adam 12)
Victor Bozman ....... Judge
Synopsis:
A radical student is charged with conspiracy to violate laws governing the control
of deadly weapons. [RF]

1.05 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. EDWARDS
LP41617
15-Oct-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Lloyd Bochner ....... Harold Kyper
Sharon Farrell ...... Georgia Young
Victor Izay ......... Judge Simmons (recurring)
George Conrad ....... Jimmy
Sonja Dunson ........ Charlotte Hill
Synopsis:
A drug addict whose emotional instability may impair her testimony against a pusher. [RF]

1.06 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. SLOVIK
LP41618
22-Oct-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Tim Matheson ........ Howard Goodman
Victor Izay ......... Judge Simmons (recurring)
Ray Ballard ......... Slovick
Synopsis:
The court is mired in this bottleneck episode of racial differences. [RF]

1.07 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. LINDSEY
LP41619
05-Nov-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Jack Bailey ......... Lindsey
Virginia Gregg ...... Anne Grady
Dawn Lyn ............ Kathy
Victor Izay ......... Judge Simmons (recurring)
Synopsis:
Child molesting and the difficulties in getting convictions are explored. [RF]

1.08 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. BARRINGTON
LP41620
12-Nov-1971 NBC Fri
Directed by Ozzie Nelson
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Gene Raymond ........ Barrington
Parley Baer ......... George Watson
David Nelson ........ Jim Merit
Victor Izay ......... Judge Simmons (recurring)
Synopsis:
Luck of a swindler: the DA's star witness is about to suffer a mental breakdown. [RF]

1.09 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. SWAMMERDAM
LP41621
19-Nov-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Russ Conway ......... Captain Langham
Donald Woods ........ Stanley Squire
George Ives ......... Judge
Ron Foster .......... Lieutenant
Synopsis:
Willful pollution of offshore waters is the issue as Ryan tries to catch a shipper
dumping oil. [RF]

1.10 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. FOWLER
LP41622
26-Nov-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Lew Brown .......... Sgt Ed Pettis
Leigh Christian .... Ruth Walker
Victor Izay ........ Judge Simmons (recurring)
Anne Whitfield ..... Alice Conroe
James McEachin ..... Defense Attorney
George Rogatkin .... James Morrison Fowler
Anne Whitfield ..... Alice Conroe
Irwin Simon ........ Court Clerk
Synopsis:
A rape case hinges on the victim's ability to identify her hooded assailant. [RF]

1.11 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. HOWARD
LP41623
03-Dec-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Robert Pratt ....... Michael Downey
Roger Perry ........ Mark Alton
Arthur Space ....... Andrews
Nichelle Nichols ... Cheryl Downey
Michael Stokey ..... Fred Howard
Synopsis:
An apparently open-and-shut case is complicated by an unexpected confession. [RF]

1.12 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. NELSON
LP41624
10-Dec-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Robert Lipton ...... Nelson
John A. Hubbard .... Pike
Richard Gittings ... Ed Miller
Sally Hughes ....... Barbara Miller
Synopsis:
A couple is mysteriously involved with the man they've accused of robbery. [RF]

1.13 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. WHITEHEAD
LP41625
17-Dec-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Susan Oliver ....... Pat Roberts
Dick Cangey ........ Samuels
Michael Freeman .... Jimmy Roberts
Tol Avery .......... George Whitehead
Synopsis:
A corrupt public official is the target in an extortion case. [RF]

1.14 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. WALSH
LP41626
24-Dec-1971 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
William Schallert .. Dr. Isabella
Joe Haworth ........ John Walsh
Victor Izay ........ Judge Simmons (recurring)
Synopsis:
The reopening of a 20-year-old murder case has Ryan's attention. [RF]

1.15 The D.A.: THE PEOPLE VS. BOLEY (final episode)
LP41605
07-Jan-1972 NBC Fri
Starring:
Robert Conrad ...... Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Guest cast:
Paul Carr
Donald Barry
Shelly Novack
Synopsis:
The poor are D.A. Ryan's concern as he moves in on an unscrupulous furniture merchant. [RF]

################# The D. A. ##################
################# the end ##################
##############################################
 
Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.


Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
Feedback