CTVA US Legal Drama - "Petrocelli" (Miller-Milkis/Paramount/NBC) Season 1 (1974-75)

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Starring: Barry Newman (as Anthony Petrocelli), Susan Howard (as Maggie Petrocelli)
Season 1 (NBC) (1974-75)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:-
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NBC Wednesdays 10:00 pm

1.01 [--] Petrocelli: THE GOLDEN CAGE
11Sep74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Teleplay by Dan Ullman, Story by Leonard Bercovici
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography, Richard A. Kelley, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Joseph Campanella ...... Arthur Holbrook
Rosemary Forsyth ....... Nancy Holbrook
Morgan Woodward ........ Lt. Cayle
Special Guest Star:
William Windom
Co-Starring:
Rose Marie ............. Thelma
With:
Hayes Stewart .......... General
Roger Schuster ......... District Attorney
Earl Smith ............. Jamie
Lance Gordon ........... Frank
Robert E. Tindall ...... Judge #1
Earl Bagley ............ Judge #2
And:
Fred Stromsoe .......... Alvin Day
Thad Hall .............. Bailiff
Joe Rainer ............. Gate Guard
Toni Edmiston .......... Turnkey
Tiny Wells ............. Bar Patron
Dusty Allen ............ Bar Patron

Hired to handle a woman's divorce, Petrocelli is retained as her defence in a murder trial.

1.02 [--] Petrocelli: MUSIC TO DIE BY (Not Verified)
18Sep74 NBC Wed
produced by Lou Morheim
written by Oliver Crawford
directed by Paul Stanley
Guest Cast: (incomplete)
Rick Nelson
David Doyle

Jeremy Slate
Britt Leach
Henry Kendrick
Defending a country and western star accused of murder,  Petrocelli is convinced of his innocence.

1.03 [--] Petrocelli: BY REASON OF MADNESS
25Sep74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Written by William Kelley
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of Photography, Richard A. Kelley, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Lynda Day George ...... Vickie Richardson
James McEachin ........ Dr. Herb Shoate
Rory Calhoun .......... Edgar Richardson
Special Guest Star:
John Vernon ........... Barney Majors
Special Guest Appearance:
Loretta Swit .......... Ella Knox
Co-Starring:
Rudy Bond ............. Dr. Starnberg
With:
Riley Hill ............ Judge Medford
Ann Edwards ........... Marianne Gaddis
Hector LeDesma ........ George Cantrell
Raul R. Gomez ......... Clerk

Petrocelli is convinced that a woman killed her husband in a fit of insanity.

1.04 [--] Petrocelli: EDGE OF EVIL
2Oct74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Teleplay by Dan Ullman, Story by Mel Goldberg
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Director of Photography, Richard A. Kelley, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
William Shatner ...... Adam North
Lynn Carlin .......... Audrey North
Glenn Corbett ........ Robert Warren
Susan Oliver ......... Eleanor Warren
Dana Elcar ........... Prosecutor Daley
Morgan Paull ......... Dan Carter
Co-Starring:
Harrison Ford ........ Tom Brannigan
With:
Robert E. Hardy ...... Judge Wannamaker
Ron Chapman .......... Lacy
Doug Dudley .......... Newsreader
Kit Kendrick ......... Girl
John William Johnson .. Bench Judge

Asked to represent the man accused of the murder of one
of his friends, Petrocelli is faced with a moral dilemma.

1.05 [--] Petrocelli: A LIFE FOR A LIFE  (Not Verified)
9Oct74 NBC Wed
produced by Leonard Katzman
written by William D. Gordon and James Doherty
directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast: (incomplete)
Geoffrey Deuel
Sharon Farrell
John Anderson
Henry Jones

Felice Orlandi
Walter Brooke

1.06 [--] Petrocelli: DEATH IN HIGH PLACES
23Oct74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Written by Leo Pipkin
Directed by Richard Donner
Director of Photography, Irving Lippman, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Belinda Montgomery ...... Barbara Horton
Special Guest Appearance:
Harold Gould ............ Haskell Fox
Special Guest Star
Cameron Mitchell ........ Sheriff Bates
Co-Starring:
Gregory Sierra .......... Rudolph Chavez
And:
Joe Mantell ............. Jess Carson
Barney Phillips ......... Frank Kelly
With:
Dick Alexander .......... Bob Gains
Richard Elman ........... Sam Horton
Arnold Jeffers .......... Judge Clement
Barbara Haley ........... Judge Reese
Henry M. Kendrick ....... Elmore Samuels
Fred Ashley ............. Potter
Stephen T. Blood ........ Al Smiley
Al Bosnos ............... Houseman
Bob Brickston ........... Marshall
Suzan Woods ............. Mrs. Gains
Charles Young ........... Paramedic
Fred Stromsoe ........... Tennis Pro
Carlos Jacome ........... Deputy

The daughter of a man killed in a plane crash is charged with murder.

1.07 [--] Petrocelli: THE DOUBLE NEGATIVE
30Oct74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Directed by Herb Wallerstein
Director of Photography, Richard A. Kelley, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Fritz Weaver .......... Colonel William Fletcher
David Huddleston ...... Lieutenant Ponce (recurring)
Special Guest Star:
Michael Burns ......... Billy Fletcher
Co-Starring:
Lisa Farringer ........ Renate Fletcher
Gene Tyburn ........... Tom Onslow
And:
Ron Foster ............ Babb
Steve Eastin .......... Officer Granger
Dick Armstrong ........ Dr. Thomas
Jack F. Calvin ........ Judge
Carolyn Reed .......... Isabel Clark
Jimmie Wright ......... Mack
Moe Mosley ............ Dr. Clements
Lowell E. Gleason ..... Bailiff

A client is apprehended at the murder scene.

1.08 [--] Petrocelli: MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
6Nov74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Written by Leonard Katzman
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Director of Photography, Irving Lippman, A.S.C.
Guest Star:
Stefanie Powers ....... Jean and Ellen Carter
Special Guest Appearance by:
Harold Gould .......... Haskell Fox
Co-Starring: (end credits)
William Bramley ....... Milt Daniels
Erica Hagen ........... Shirley
Kurt Grayson .......... Allan Bell
And:
Arnold Jeffers ........ Judge Uhlman
Gene Earle ............ Mr. Peterson
Gary "Mike" Casper .... Sgt. Roger Morton
Terry Thure ........... Tom
Lowell Gleason ........ Bailiff (recurring)

A client's twin sister may hold key information to testimony in a murder case.

1.09 [--] Petrocelli: AN ACT OF LOVE
13Nov74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Leonard Katzman
Directed by Paul Stanley
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
John Marley ............ Vito Donato
Simon Scott ............ Senator Sam James
Claudette Nevins ....... Annette James
Special Guest Star:
John David Carson ...... Frank Donato
Co-Starring:
Alan Oppenheimer ....... Assistant D.A. Joe Davis
Christina Hart ......... Niki James
Angela Clarke .......... Mrs. Donato
Martin Braddock ........ Dan Crawford
With:
Kenneth Dobbs .......... Milkman
Douglas R. Aseron ...... Butler
Don Starr .............. Judge
Sandy Rosenthal ........ Coroner
Joe Rainer ............. Sergeant Munson
Paul C. Thomas ......... Walter Watson
David Geoffrey Morgan .. Bailiff

Petrocelli takes a tough case when he defends a boy accused of killing a senator's daughter.

1.10 [--] Petrocelli: A VERY LONELY LADY
27Nov74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Robert Stull
Directed by Vincent McEveetey
Director of photography Irving Lippman
Guest Stars:
Lou Gossett ........... Kurt Olson, D.A.
Jack Ging ............. Wayne Jacoby
Russell Wiggins ....... Albert Deigh
Co-Starring:
Arlene Martell ........ Marnie Jane Underwood
Lucille Benson ........ Angie Crawford
John Milford .......... J.C. Underwood
With:
Robert Townshende ..... Percy Austin
Doug Dudley ........... Police Officer
Mike Casper ........... Sheriff Tom Madden
Bernice Smith ......... Mrs. Landis
Don Starr ............. Judge Watson
Lowell Gleason ........ Clerk (recurring)
Kimo Owens ............ Workman
Rick Schieffer ........ T.V. Announcer

A hitch-hiker is accused of murder.

1.11 [--] Petrocelli: COUNTERPLOY
4Dec74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Written by Eeward J. Lasko
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Stars:
Richard Jaeckel ...... Sergeant Sanford
Hayden Rorke ......... Arnold Cole
Co-Srarring:
Ben Masters .......... John Delman
Michele Conaway ...... Susan Delman
With:
Gaye Huston Paull .... Wendy Burton
Ron Foster ........... D.A. Harrow
And:
Arnold Jeffers ....... Judge Maitland
Stephen T. Blood ..... Ed Lester
Steve Eastin ......... Miller
Bonnie Klein ......... Ginny
Lowell Gleason ....... Court Clerk (recurring)

When a policeman is accused of murder, Petrocelli is drafted in to provide his defense.

1.12 [--] Petrocelli: A COVENANT WITH EVIL
18Dec74 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Teleplay by Bob Green & Bill Harley and William Kelley; Story by Bob Green & Bill Harley
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Charlie Martin Smith ... Frankie
David Huddleston ....... Lieutenant Ponce (recurring)
Robyn Millan ........... Beth Williams
Co-Starring:
Dean Harens ............ Dr. Oscar Vernon
Arthur Malet ........... Clyde Ledbetter
Julie Cobb ............. Millie Conway
Paul Carr .............. Paul Cooper
With:
Dean Bradley ........... Bentley
Mary Tiffany ........... Nurse-Receptionist
Ian O'Connell .......... Police Officer Bracker
Arnold Jeffers ......... Judge (recuring)
Lowell Gleason ......... Clerk (recurring)
Kimo Owens ............. Deputy John Wilson

The Italian attorney agrees to represent someone who's confessed to murder.

1.13.[--] Petrocelli: THE SLEEP OF REASON
15Jan75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by William Kelley
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Christopher Connelly ... Willie Flanders
David Huddleston ....... Lieutenant Ponce (recurring)
Albert Stratton ........ Professor Logan
Special Guest Star:
Pamela Franklin ........ Joan Barth
Co-Starring:
Logan Ramsey ........... Professor Beale
Francine York .......... Annabelle Tracy
With:
Lowell Gleason ......... Ed Bright, deputy D.A.
Alberta R. Eacret ...... Secretary
Jack Colvin ............ Judge
Richard C. Jacome ...... Bailiff
Fred Stromsoe .......... Levatatee

A college student shoots his lecturer.

1.14 [--] Petrocelli: A FALLEN IDOL
22Jan75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Leonard Katzman
Directed by Herb Wallerstein
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lou Gossett ........... Kurt Olson, D.A.
Susan Strasberg ....... T.J. Farlow
Don Stroud ............ Frankie Copa
Richard Ward .......... Charlie Bobo
Co-Starring:
George Petrie ......... Morrie Ryder
Ben Hammer ............ Arthur Handler
With:
Paul C. Thomas ........ Ernie Sadler
Lassie Ahern .......... Martha
Don Starr ............. Judge
Fred Stromsoe ......... Ed
Chuck Hicks ........... Tom
Steve Eastin .......... Policeman
Guy Guadagnino ........ Fighter
Marty Brinton ......... Sergeant

Called upon to defend his schoolboy idol, boxer Frankie Copa,
who has been charged with the murder of his manager, Petrocelli
puts his life in jeopardy to establish his client's innocence.

1.15 [--] Petrocelli: ONCE UPON A VICTIM
29Jan75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Teleplay by Leonard Katzman and Stanley Roberts; Story by Stanley Roberts
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
John Dehner .......... Dr. Leo Stegner
Renne Jarrett ........ Lois Phillips
Della Reese .......... Angela Damon
Jonathan Lippe ....... Dr. Gil Clayton
Co-Starring:
Alan Fudge ........... Sam Murkland
Barbara Rhoades ...... Virginia Halima
Jack Collins ......... Floyd Lathrop
With:
Fred Ashley .......... James Mantley
Gene Earle ........... Herb Pipkin
Moe Mosley ........... Charlie
Don Starr ............ Judge
Bernice Smith ........ Rita Phillips
Richard Jacombe ...... Police Officer
Lowell Gleason ....... Bailiff (recurring)


1.16 [--] Petrocelli: THE KIDNAPPING
5Feb75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Directed by Gunnar Helstrom
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Gene Evans ........... Senator Linville McCaslin
Special Guest Star:
Kim Darby ............ Donna
Co-Starring:
Frank Stell .......... Alec McCaslin
Dick Davalos ......... D.A. Charles Waller
Todd Lookinland ...... Jody
Lenore Stevens ....... Rafaela
Patricia Blair ....... Angela Gilmartin
With:
Arnold Jeffers ....... Judge
Dan Roth ............. Policeman
Neil Summers ......... Lorne
Fred Ashley .......... Bridger
Hal Hundley .......... Man

A young mother is accused of snatching her own son.

1.17 [--] Petrocelli: A LONELY VICTIM
19Feb75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Leonard Katzman
Ddirected by Irving J. Moore
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Anjanette Comer ........ Mary Thorpe
David Huddleston ....... Lieutenant Ponce (recurring)
Madlyn Rhue ............ Ellen Walker
Simon Scott ............ Carson
Fred Beir .............. Raymond Walker
Co-Starring:
Donald Dubbins ......... Joseph Bear
Bobby Eilbacher ........ Billy Thorpe
Mark Goddard ........... Perry Brooks
With:
Arnold Jeffers ......... Judge (recurring)
Lowell Gleason ......... D.A. Bright (recurring)
Richard Elman .......... Dexter Tindle
Aram Chorebanian ....... Mark Briggs
Blanche Rubin .......... Neighbor
Carlos Jacome .......... Court Clerk

Petrocelli takes on a deadly love tangle.

1.18 [--] Petrocelli: THE OUTSIDERS
26Feb75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Leonard Katzman & Thomas L. Miller
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Mitch Vogel ........... Ron Field
David Huddleston ...... Lieutenant Ponce (recurring)
Lucille Benson ........ Lucille Field
Mark Hamill ........... David Mitchell
Co-Starring:
Marion Ross ........... Mary Sloan
William Bramley ....... Cyrus Mitchell
And:
Lowell Gleason ........ Ed Bright (recurring)
Arnold Jeffers ........ Judge (recurring)
Fred Ashley ........... Ben Fowler
Charles Young ......... Paul Glass
Gene Earle ............ Clyde Martin
Hayes Stewart ......... Andrew Sloan
With:
Jack Owens ............ Calvin Field
Melissa Womer ......... Rita Field
Sherry Hummer ......... Sissy Field
Frank O'Hair .......... Buster Field
Richard C. Jacome ..... Guard
John Tacoma ........... Charlie

A man is accused of murdering a drug store owner.

1.19 [--] Petrocelli: VENGEANCE IN WHITE
5Mar75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Robert Stull
Directed by Leonard Katzman
Director of photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Michael Anderson, Jr. ... Nathaniel Wakely
David Huddleston ...... Lieutenant Ponce (recurring)
Brenda Scott .......... Bonnie Wakely
Ken Swofford .......... Phillip Armor
Elinor Donahue ........ Joan Hiller
Michael Bell .......... Glen Hiller
Featuring:
Francesca Jarvis ...... Aggie Crane
Gene Earle ............ Ted Atchison
Joe Rainer ............ D.A. Ames
Don Starr ............. Judge

Petrocelli finds himself helping a woman accused of murdering her evangelistic husband.

1.20 [--] Petrocelli: FOUR THE HARD WAY
13Mar75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman
Written by William Kelley
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Star
Strother Martin ....... Clate Dobie
Co-Starring:
Paul Brinegar ......... Patch Dressler
Eddie Firestone ....... Cy Bissell
Shug Fisher ........... Toot Gannon
And:
William Bryant ........ Brian Schofield
Lina Raymond .......... Juno Tuttle
Gloria LeRoy .......... Zazu O'Brien
John Crawford ......... Joe Tuttle
With:
Francesca Jarvis ...... Agnes Macklin
Joe Rainer ............ Ron Weed
Rusty Lee ............. Murphy
Riley Hill ............ Judge Roy Parker
Doug Dudley ........... P.A. Announcer
Chuck M. Mulkern ...... Jury Foreman

Did western old timer Clate Dobie kill his step-daughter's husband?

1.21 [--] Petrocelli: DEATH IN SMALL DOSES  (possibly the pilot episode)
(c) 1974, 07Mar75 NBC Wed
Produced by Lou Morheim; Associate Producer Ralph Riskin
Written by Al Reynolds and John Dawson
Directed by Don Taylor.
Director of Photography, Richard C. Glouner, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Stephen Elliott ....... Martin Granger
Robert Mandan ......... Sheriff Arnheit
Co-Starring:
Michael Baseleon ...... Melvin Pollack
And:
Paul Shenar ........... Archie La Salle
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Lewis Baldwin
Elizabeth MacRae ...... Lucille Bates
Torin Thatcher ........ George Baldwin
With:
Fred Ashley ........... Patrick O'Mahoney
Arnold Jeffers ........ Judge Seton
Tony Moreno ........... Flavio Verdicchio
Lowell Gleason ........ Bailiff
Melvin Todd ........... Motel Manager
Cody Diamond .......... Guard

When a murder takes place on the Baldwin ranch, family lawyer Tony Petrocelli is soon called in.

1.22 [--] Petrocelli: A NIGHT OF TERROR
2Apr75 NBC Wed
Produced by Leonard Katzman;  Assoc. Pr. Ralph Riskin
Written by William Kelley
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Director of Photography Irving Lippman, ASC
Guest Stars:
Lois Nettleton as Gloria
Peter Mark Richman as Leo Roman
Morgan Woodward as Augie Briola
W. L. LeGault as Fred Kistler
Co-Starring:
Alan Fudge .......... Sam Murkland
Joseph Mell ......... Erik Frost
Claudia Bryar ....... Mrs Brancussi
Med FLory ........... Robert Miller
Featuring:
Jim Boles ........... Judge
Walker Edmiston ..... Court Clerk
Katherine Holcomb ... Sue
Sandy Rosenthal ..... Einhorn
Evans Thornton ...... Judge Baker
Michael Alexander ... Assistant D.A.

Synopsis:
Petrocelli's only hope of a defence comes from a cat burglar.

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