CTVA US Legal Drama - "The Paper Chase" (TCF/CBS) Season 1 (1978-79)

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Legal Drama Series

<Previous          "The Paper Chase"                     Next>
  The Paper Chase: (original series) (CBS)(1978-79)
Twentieth Century-Fox Television
for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:00 pm ET)
Executive producer Robert C. Thompson
Based on the novel by John Jay Osborn Jr and on
the 1973 film of the same name also starring John Houseman
Developed for Television by James Bridges

US Legal Drama series 1978-79 pilot + 21 episodes x 60 min color
19Sept78-17July79
starring
John Houseman as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr
James Stephens as James T. Hart
Tom Fitzsimmons as Franklin Ford III
co-starring
Robert Ginty as Thomas Craig Anderson
James Keane as Willis Bell
Jonathan Segal as Jonathan Brooks (1978)
Francine Tacker as Elizabeth Logan
Deka Beaudine as Asheley Brooks (1978)
Charles Hallahan as Ernie
Carole Goldman as Carol
Betty Harford as Mrs. Nottingham
Jack Manning as Dean Rutherford
Jessica Salem as Mallison
Stanley De Santis as Gagarian
Michael Tucci as Gerald Golden

 Premise:
 TV Series about a class of Law students, at a prestigious Eastern
American Law School, their everyday lives and their effort to make it
through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face
Kingsfield, the most feared of professors but they are determined to
study hard and eventually get their diploma...

A fine series.
Showtime Cable Channel revived the series 1983-86

################################################
########## THE PAPER CHASE: The pilot ##########
################################################

0.00 [--] THE PAPER CHASE (60 min pilot)
TCF prod. no. X-910 (copyright date 7Sep78)
09Sep78 CBS Sat
Produced by Robert C. Thompson
Written by James Bridges
Directed by Joseph Hardy
director of photography: Charles Wheeler
music: Stephen Seretan
Guest cast:
Marilu Henner ...... Susu
Lewis Charles ...... Trelli
Peter Fitzsimmons .. Toombs
Synopsis:
Professor Kingsfield is revered by his students for his brilliance
and fear him for his classroom tyranny, except for James T. Hart, an
earnest, likable fellow who walks into his first class totally
unprepared for the Big K. [RF]

################################################
## THE PAPER CHASE: THE FIRST YEAR (1978-79) ###
################################################
CBS Tuesdays 8:00 PM Eastern
(19Sept78-17July79)

1.01 [--] The Paper Chase: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Prod. no. T-701 (copyright date 12Sep78)
19Sep78 CBS Tue
produced by Robert Lewin
written by Ellison Carroll
directed by Harvey Laidman
director of photography: Alfred Taylor
music: Stephen Seretan

1.02 [--] The Paper Chase: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ...
Prod. no. T-702 (copyright date 19Sep78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
directed by Philip Leacock
director of photography: Alfred Taylor
music: Charles Fox.

1.03 [--] The Paper Chase: THE MAN WHO COULD BE KING
Prod. no. T-704 (copyright date 26Sep78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
directed by Gwen Arner
director of photography: Alfred Taylor
music: Charles Fox.

1.04 [--] The Paper Chase: VOICES OF SILENCE
Prod. no. T-705 (copyright date 10Oct78)
produced by Robert Lewin
directed by Alex March
written by Stephen Kandel
director of photography: Alfred Taylor
music: Richard Shores

1.05 [--] The Paper Chase: NANCY (a.k.a. The Consiglieri's Daughter)
Prod. no. T-703 (copyright date 17Oct78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by T. S. Cook
directed by William Hale
director of photography: Alfred Taylor
music: Stephen Seretan.

1.06 [--] The Paper Chase: DA DA
Prod. no. T-707 (copyright date 31Oct78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by Gordon Hoban
directed by Philip Leacock
director of photography: John Elsenbach;
music: Richard Shores.

1.07 [--] The Paper Chase: THE SEATING CHART
Prod. no. T-706 (copyright date 14Nov78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by James Bridges
directed by Robert C. Thompson
director of photography: Alfred Taylor
music: Stephen Seretan.

1.08 [--] The Paper Chase: MOOT COURT
Prod. no. T-709 (copyright date 21Nov78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
directed by Seymour Robbie
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Stephen Seretan.

1.09 [--] The Paper Chase: KINGSFIELD'S DAUGHTER
Prod. no. T-711 (copyright date 28Nov78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by Gordon Hoban
directed by Alex March
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Richard Shores

1.10 [--] The Paper Chase: THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
Prod. no. T-708 (copyright date 5Dec78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by John Jay Osborn, Jr. & Leigh Curran
directed by Larry Elikann
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Stephen Seretan

1.11 [--] The Paper Chase: BELL AND LOVE
Prod. no. T-710 (copyright date 12Dec78)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by Richard Kramer
directed by Peter Levin
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Richard Shores

1.12 [--] The Paper Chase: AN ACT OF DESPERATION
Prod. no. T-712 (copyright date 9Jan79)
produced by Robert Lewin
written by James Menzies & Marvin Kupfer
directed by Carl Kugel
director of photography:John Elsenbach
film editor: Art Seid.
music Stephen Secretan

1.13 [--] The Paper Chase: LOSING STREAK
Prod. no. T-714 (copyright date 16Jan79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by Shimon Wincelberg
directed by Alex March
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music supervision: Lionel Newman.

1.14 [--] The Paper Chase: THE MAN IN THE CHAIR
Prod. no. T-715 (copyright date 6Feb79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by Jerome Ross
directed by Robert C. Thompson
director of photography John Elsenbach
music: Stephen Seretan.

1.15 [--] The Paper Chase: A MATTER OF HONOR
Prod. no. T-716 (copyright date 13Feb79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by Marvin Kupfer & Albert Aley
directed by Seymour Robblie
director of photography: John Elsenbach
film editor: Axel Hubert.
music: Stephen Seretan

1.16 [--] The Paper Chase: THE APPRENTICE
Prod. no. T-717 (copyright date 20Feb79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by William Carlisle Hopkins
directed by Kenneth Gilbert
director of photography: John Elsenbach
film editor: Michael Eliot.
music: Stephen Seretan

1.17 [--] The Paper Chase: ONCE MORE WITH FEELING
Prod. no. T-718 (copyright date 27Feb79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by William Froug
directed by Marvin Kupfer
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music by Stephen Seretan.

1.18 [--] The Paper Chase: CLAY FOOTED IDOL
Prod. no. T-719 (copyright date 20Mar79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by David P. Harmon
directed by Larry Elikann
director of photography: John Elsenbach
film editor: Axel Hubert.
music: Stephen Seretan

1.19 [--] The Paper Chase: THE TABLES DOWN AT ERNIE'S
Prod. no. T-713 (copyright date 27Mar79)
produced by Albert Aley
teleplay by Worley Thorne
story by Worley Thorne, Jack Bender, Max Eisenberg
directed by Philip Leacock
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Stephen Seretan

1.20 [--] The Paper Chase: A CASE OF DETENTE
Prod. no. T-721 (copyright date 17Apr79)
produced by Albert Aley
teleplay by David P. Harmon
story by David P. Harmon & Daniel Benton
directed by Robert C. Thompson
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Thomas Newman.

1.21 [--] The Paper Chase: SCAVENGER HUNT  (final episode of the original series)
Prod. no. T-720 (copyright date 15May79)
produced by Albert Aley
written by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
directed by Jack Bender.
director of photography: John Elsenbach
music: Stephen Seretan

############# The Paper Chase ################
############# end of season 1 ################
##############################################

 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 1950's, 60's, 70's, or 80's , 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 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 - 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