CTVA US Legal Drama "Rosetti and Ryan" (Univ/NBC) (fall 1977)

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Rosetti and Ryan (1977)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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ROSETTI AND RYAN
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Heyday productions in association with
Universal Television/ an MCA Company

for
NBC (Thursdays 10PM EXT)
Executive Producer, Leonard B. Stern
Supervising Producers, Don M. Mankiewicz & Gordon Cotler
Produced by Jerry Davis.

US Legal Drama series 1977 2hr pilot + 6 episodes x 60 min color
starring
Tony Roberts as Joseph Rosetti
Squire Fridell as Frank Ryan
Jane Elliot as Assistant DA, Jessica Hornesby
Dick O'Neill as Judge Hardcastle
William Marshall as Judge Black
recurring:
Randi Oakes ....... Georgia (Jo's secretary)
Ruth Manning ...... Emma (Jo's receptionist)

Premise:
The exploits of Joseph Rosetti and Frank Ryan, free-wheeling, girl-chasing criminal attorney's
based in Los Angeles

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Pilot Movie
[--] Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women (2hr pilot)
23-May-1977
Written by Gordon Cotler, Don M. Mankiewicz and Sam Rolfe
directed by John Astin
producer Jerry Davis
Cast:
Tony Roberts ......... Joseph Rosetti
Squire Fridell ....... Frank Ryan
Jane Elliot .......... Jessica Hornesby
Susan Anspach ........ Beverly Dresden
Patty Duke ........... Sylvia Crawford
Dick O'Neill ......... Judge Proctor Hardcastle
Roberta Leighton ..... Druscilla Gerard
Al Molinaro .......... Benny
Andrea Howard ........ Sister Constanza
William Marshall ..... Judge Marcus Black
Richard Stahl ........ Medical Examiner
Bill Dana ............ Sergeant Pete Agopian
Barbara Alston ....... Greta
Penny Santon ......... Ma Rosetti
René Enríquez ........ Ortiz

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NBC Thursdays 10:00PM Eastern

1.01 Rosetti and Ryan: IF YOU CAN'T TRUST YOUR LAWYER (copyright title)
22-Sep-1977 NBC Thurs
prod. no. 48804
Produced by Jerry Davis
Directed by Alex March
Written by Richard Bleuel & Pat Fielder
music: Gordon Jenkins.
Guest cast:
Julie Cobb ........... Kelly
Robert Hogan ......... Eddie
Margie Impert ........ Helen
John Fink ?
Synopsis:
It will take all the courtroom flair of Joe Rosetti as well as the
investigative skills of his law partner Frank Ryan to defend their opening
client: an actress who first takes pot shots at a football star, and is
later accused of killing his publicist. [RF]

[--] 29Sep77 - no details
[--] 06Oct77 preempted for Baseball finals


1.02 Rosetti and Ryan: THE TEN-SECOND CLIENT
13-Oct-1977 NBC Thurs
prod. no. no. 48814
Produced by Jerry Davis
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
Written by Don M. Mankiewicz & Gordon Cotler
music: Gordon Jenkins.
Guest cast:
Morgan Fairchild ..... Claire Blake
Tom Ligon ............ Wills
Louise Sorel ......... Grace Pickering
Ed Peck .............. Judge Graves
Joan Blondell ........ Mrs. Willoughby
Warren Berlinger ?
Synopsis:
A woman is used as an unwitting getaway driver by an aquaintance who
intends to hold up a hotel. His mistake is getting killed during the
holdup; her problem is the technical murder charge lodged against her as
his accomplice. [RF]

1.03 Rosetti and Ryan: IS THERE A LAWYER IN THE HOUSE?
aka "Is there a doctor in the house?" (copyright title)
20-Oct-1977 NBC Thurs
prod. no. 48802
Produced by Jerry Davis
Directed by Daniel Haller
Written by Jeff King and Mark Duffy
music: Gordon Jenkins.
Guest cast:
Rene Auberjonois ..... Jonathan
Edie Adams ........... Evelyn Albert
Fawne Harriman ....... Dawn
Bill Dana ............ Hagopian
Talia Balsam ......... Barbie
Roy London ........... Barry Pearl
Cliff Norton ?
Bill Dana ?
Synopsis 1:
A director of TV commericals sees his career doin a quick fade-out
after he's charged with sexual assault and possession of narcotics. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The party's over when a producer is accused of raping a starlet at a
Hollywood party, but Joe and Frank suspect a frame-up. [RF]

1.04 Rosetti and Ryan: MS. BLUEBEARD (copyright title)
27-Oct-1977 NBC Thurs
prod. no. 48815
Produced by Jerry Davis
Directed by Harry Falk
Written by Don M. Mankiewicz & Gordon Cotler
music: Jerry Fielding.
Guest cast:
Eva Gabor ............
Denyce Liston ........ Honey
Charlene Dallas ...... Leila
Sandie Newton ........ Emily
Phil Leeds ........... Ziggy
Marcel Hillaire ...... Daddy Miklos
Rene Enriquez ?
Synopsis:
Eva Gabor plays a client charged with murdering her husband. She has a
good alibi, but what worries lawyers Rosetti and Ryan is her background:
five out of her six husbands have met with untimely deaths. [RF]

1.05 Rosetti and Ryan: EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL
03-Nov-1977 NBC Thurs
prod. no. 48816
Produced by Jerry Davis
Directed by Richard Crenna
Teleplay by Steven E. DeSouza;
Story by Steven E. DeSouza and Robert Dellinger
music: Jerry Fielding.
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur
Cassie Yates
Dick O'Neill ?
Larry D. Mann ?
Synopsis:
Rosetti and Ryan look on from the sidelines as court-appointed standby
counselors for an accused murderer who distrusts lawyers and insists on
handling her own defense. [RF]

1.06 Rosetti and Ryan: BEDEVILED ANGEL (final episode)
10-Nov-1977 NBC Thurs
prod no. 48801
Produced by Jerry Davis
Directed by Joshua Shelley
Written by Walter Wager
music: Jerry Fielding.
Guest cast:
Glynnis O'Connor ..... Angel
Elliott Reid ......... Entwhistle
Larry Storch ......... Sam the Speller
Neva Patterson ....... Judge Leigh
Michael Griswold ..... Hood
Synopsis:
Rosetti and Ryan make a deal in traffic court that saves their client
from jail until she's caught paying her fine in counterfeit bills. [RF]

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