Premise

Classic courtroom drama about an L.A. lawyer (adapted from author Erle Stanley Gardner's novels) who seemed incapable of losing a case, thanks to his brilliant deductive reasoning and his uncanny ability to break witnesses on the stand. The formula was as predictable as the verdict, but the long-running series (nine seasons) was crisply paced and beautifully acted. Nearly 20 years after the series ended, Raymond Burr returned to his Emmy-winning role in a number of successful TV-movies.

Cast

Guest Stars

Hugh Marlowe
Baker, Ernest, Guy, Harris, Lambert, Page
6 Episodes (1959-1965)
Lisa Gaye
Alyssa, Joyce, Laraine, Lola, Pamela, Rita
6 Episodes (1961-1966)
Vaughn Taylor
Boles, Folsom, Mallory, Ralph Duncan, Sanford, Weston
6 Episodes (1957-1964)
Virginia Field
Angela, Anita, Irene, Ramona Carver, Sonya Galinova, Sylvia
6 Episodes (1958-1966)
Arch Johnson
Carruthers, Fremont, Magovern, Raskin, Thornton
5 Episodes (1960-1966)
H.M. Wynant
Conway, Holman, Marcus, Max, Torg
5 Episodes (1958-1965)
Harry Townes
Bain, Brandt, Cutter, Fleetwood, Owen
5 Episodes (1958-1966)
Les Tremayne
Archer, Lannon, Nesbitt, Otis, Pierce
5 Episodes (1958-1966)
Lurene Tuttle
Anna, Henny, Josephine Kempton, Sarah, Sarette Winslow
5 Episodes (1958-1966)
Max Showalter
Henry, Judd, Sparr
5 Episodes (1958-1965)
Paul Fix
Hale, Prosecutor, Runyon
5 Episodes (1957-1963)
Robert Rockwell
Benedict, Maj. Jerry Reynolds, Purvis, Rixby, Troy
5 Episodes (1959-1965)
Ruta Lee
Connie, Irene, Millie Crest, Vita, Vivian
5 Episodes (1958-1965)
Wynn Pearce
Dorian, Griffin, Larry, Manders, Martin
5 Episodes (1959-1964)
Mark Roberts
Ben, Bob, Florian, Phillips, Richards
5 Episodes (1957-1965)
Casey Adams
Burt Stokes, Carl
5 Episodes (1958-1965)
Ann Rutherford
Ellen, Evelyn, Judith, Mona
4 Episodes (1959-1964)
Arthur Franz
Danny, Evans, Henderson, Richard Vanaman
4 Episodes (1958-1962)
Ben Cooper
Crane, Jasper, Rupert, Wells
4 Episodes (1961-1965)
Bill Williams
Burt Payne, Charlie, Grant, Preston
4 Episodes (1962-1965)
Bruce Bennett
Lambert, Malone, Morgan, Watson
4 Episodes (1961-1965)
Carl Benton Reid
Bain, Charles, Logan, Wilburn
4 Episodes (1958-1963)
Constance Towers
Jonny, Leona, Mrs. Metcalfe, Natalie
4 Episodes (1961-1965)
Denver Pyle
Quincy, Robert Crane, Sidemark, Stuart
4 Episodes (1958-1966)
Dianne Foster
Elaine, Linda, Lori, Nelly
4 Episodes (1962-1965)
Don Dubbins
Blair, Dalgran, Hartley, Vincent
4 Episodes (1961-1965)
Jackie Coogan
Desmond, Grimes, Litten, Sawyer
4 Episodes (1961-1966)
Jeanette Nolan
Emma, Erna, Martha
4 Episodes (1962-1965)
Jeanne Cooper
Ethel, Laura, Mary, Miriam
4 Episodes (1958-1966)
John Bryant
Chandler, Osborne, Wallace
4 Episodes (1959-1960)
John Conte
Addison, Kirby, Pierce, Roy
4 Episodes (1960-1963)
Julie Adams
Janice, Pat Kean, Valerie
4 Episodes (1963-1965)
Lori March
Edna, Helen, Mme. Zilla, Olive
4 Episodes (1958-1964)
Mala Powers
Bradshaw, Claire, Elaine, June
4 Episodes (1959-1966)
Myrna Fahey
Grace, Holly, Lydia, Myrna
4 Episodes (1960-1966)
Parley Baer
Cummings, Hupp, Jarvis, Seward
4 Episodes (1961-1966)
Robert H. Harris
Bronson, Claude Demay, Russell
4 Episodes (1958-1965)
Stuart Erwin
Clem Sandover, Durrant, Everett Stanton, Simmons
4 Episodes (1961-1965)
Kathie Browne
Carla, Donna, Lona
4 Episodes (1960-1965)
Jeanne Bal
Helen, Linda, Rosemary, Vera
4 Episodes (1961-1965)
Allison Hayes
Cho Sin, Pearl, Sadie
3 Episodes (1960-1965)
Anthony Caruso
Enrico Bancio, Lombard, Rettig
3 Episodes (1962-1965)
Anthony Eisley
Blair, Kern, Rome
3 Episodes (1964-1966)
Burt Metcalfe
Campion, Lathrop, Mills
3 Episodes (1962-1965)
Coleen Gray
Linda, Lorraine, Martha
3 Episodes (1960-1966)
Constance Ford
Frances, Helen, Sylvia
3 Episodes (1958-1963)
Dennis Patrick
Chick Farley, Selkirk, Somers
3 Episodes (1959-1966)
Diana Millay
Debra, Eula, Sue Ellen Frazer
3 Episodes (1961-1963)
Dick Foran
Benton, Craig, Merrill
3 Episodes (1959-1961)
Dorothy Green
Carlotta, Diana, Ida
3 Episodes (1958-1962)
Douglas Henderson
Garrett, Gregson
3 Episodes (1962-1966)
Douglas Kennedy
Boles, Duncan, Sterling
3 Episodes (1958-1965)
Fay Wray
Ethel, Mignon
3 Episodes (1958-1965)
Ford Rainey
Cartwell, Fisher, Russell Durham
3 Episodes (1962-1965)
George Macready
Girard, Kenyon, Slade
3 Episodes (1958-1961)
George Neise
Borden, Morley, Tydings
3 Episodes (1957-1962)
Gerald Mohr
Durfee, Lloyd, Rubin
3 Episodes (1963-1966)
Gloria Talbott
Anne, Bonnie, Eve
3 Episodes (1961-1963)
Harry Jackson
Byrd, Goff, Pitkin
3 Episodes (1958-1960)
Herbert Rudley
Farraday, George, Nelson
3 Episodes (1958-1962)
Hugh Sanders
Bascombe, Callender, Donner
3 Episodes (1957-1960)
Jack Ging
Chapman, Kincannon, Pierce
3 Episodes (1960-1962)
Jacques Aubuchon
Bundy, Gage, Karr
3 Episodes (1959-1964)
Jason Evers
Benton, Galen, Miller
3 Episodes (1961-1964)
Jeff York
Cahill, Pete Mallory, Walker
3 Episodes (1961-1964)
Jesse White
Cerro, Max, Renshaw
3 Episodes (1962-1965)
Joe De Santis
Castel, Parker, Slater
3 Episodes (1958-1965)
John Archer
Arnold, Bradbury, Farwell
3 Episodes (1959-1965)
John Hoyt
Harrison, Norland, Reynolds
3 Episodes (1958-1963)
Josephine Hutchinson
Amelia, Leona Walsh, Sarah
3 Episodes (1958-1962)
K.T. Stevens
Alice, Ethel, Margit
3 Episodes (1959-1965)
Linden Chiles
Clyde, Davies, Simms
3 Episodes (1961-1965)
Lloyd Corrigan
Forrest, Rudy, Shore
3 Episodes (1962-1965)
Marie Windsor
Edie, Flavia, Linda
3 Episodes (1958-1962)
Merry Anders
Adele, Joyce, Sadie
3 Episodes (1961-1964)
Nancy Gates
Claire Armstrong, Martha, Mary
3 Episodes (1957-1965)
Neil Hamilton
Allred, Dillingham, Livesey
3 Episodes (1958-1964)
Patrice Wymore
Jane, Maureen, Victoria
3 Episodes (1963-1965)
Patricia Barry
Dorine, Eva, Janice
3 Episodes (1960-1963)
Peter Breck
Elliot, Sherwood, Warren
3 Episodes (1963-1965)
Peter Whitney
Gates, Jahnchek, Varnum
3 Episodes (1961-1965)
Philip Bourneuf
Culver, Thorne, Victor Montalvo
3 Episodes (1960-1965)
Philip Ober
Dawson, Farrell, Sumner/Adrian
3 Episodes (1960-1964)
Phillip Terry
Doniger, Heywood, Reed
3 Episodes (1959-1962)
Phyllis Coates
Freida, Inez, Norma
3 Episodes (1958-1964)
Richard Erdman
Bennett, Binney, Lucas
3 Episodes (1958-1966)
Robert Brown
Frank, Goring, Walcott
3 Episodes (1960-1964)
Victor Buono
Fossette, Huggins, Nathan Fallon
3 Episodes (1964-1966)
Virginia Christine
Beth, Edith, Helen
3 Episodes (1961-1963)
Virginia Gregg
Flo, Mrs. Osborn, Mrs. Vickers
3 Episodes (1961-1965)
Werner Klemperer
Hurt, Riker, Zenas
3 Episodes (1958-1964)
John Larkin
Kenyon, Meachem, Olney
3 Episodes (1963-1964)
Dabbs Greer
Cotton, Kirby, Larsen
3 Episodes (1958-1966)
June Dayton
Alice, Frances, Myrna
3 Episodes (1957-1965)
Mort Mills
Landra, Landro
3 Episodes (1961-1962)
Liam Sullivan
Dickie, Gilrain, Parrell
3 Episodes (1961-1962)
Maggie Hayes
Joyce, Sybil, Vivian
3 Episodes (1957-1960)
Dee Hartford
Leslie, Lois, Rhoda
3 Episodes (1964-1965)
Karl Weber
Chapman, Cromwell, Sellers
3 Episodes (1959-1962)
Alan Baxter
Locke, Sellers
2 Episodes (1960-1966)
Ann Doran
Claire, Mrs. Slater
2 Episodes (1958-1962)
Anne Whitfield
Alice Trilling, Joanna
2 Episodes (1964-1964)
Barbara Bain
Elayna, Madelyn
2 Episodes (1960-1964)
Barry Atwater
Albert, Hewes
2 Episodes (1961-1963)
Bartlett Robinson
Patterson, Scott
2 Episodes (1959-1966)
Benny Baker
Bentley, John Flickenger
2 Episodes (1963-1965)
Benson Fong
Hing, Loong
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Bethel Leslie
Evelyn, Janet
2 Episodes (1958-1958)
Bettye Ackerman
Amy, Mrs. Brandon
2 Episodes (1965-1966)
Bobby Troup
Bongo, Buzzie
2 Episodes (1959-1961)
Bruce Gordon
Bailey, Winlock
2 Episodes (1960-1964)
Byron Palmer
Charles Houston, Green
2 Episodes (1960-1964)
Christine White
Nadine, Rhoda
2 Episodes (1958-1958)
Connie Hines
Lucy/Carole, Sandra
2 Episodes (1960-1962)
Donald Murphy
Clune, Stark
2 Episodes (1965-1966)
Douglas Dick
Richey, Ted
2 Episodes (1962-1965)
Elaine Devry
Janice, Sylvia
2 Episodes (1962-1964)
Eleanor Audley
Lois, Miss Lorimer
2 Episodes (1958-1960)
Frank Ferguson
Coffee, Sheriff
2 Episodes (1958-1965)
Gary Collins
Alex Tanner, Larry
2 Episodes (1965-1966)
Gigi Perreau
Doris, Phyllis
2 Episodes (1958-1964)
Gilbert Green
Scranton, Talbot
2 Episodes (1964-1965)
Grant Williams
Davis, Meade
2 Episodes (1965-1965)
Gregory Morton
Carpenter, Stromm
2 Episodes (1960-1965)
Harry von Zell
Hawes, Scharf
2 Episodes (1962-1963)
Irene Hervey
Grace, Jill
2 Episodes (1961-1963)
James Best
Potter, Winford
2 Episodes (1963-1966)
James Philbrook
Harrison Burke, Harry
2 Episodes (1959-1963)
James Stacy
Conrad, Scott
2 Episodes (1964-1966)
Jan Merlin
Davis, Ralph
2 Episodes (1958-1961)
Jan Shepard
Margaret, Marge
2 Episodes (1964-1965)
Jean Hale
Carla
2 Episodes (1965-1965)
Jeff Morrow
Chase, Lachman
2 Episodes (1962-1962)
Jeremy Slate
Andrews, Bob Lansing
2 Episodes (1960-1962)
Jerome Cowan
Royce, Victor
2 Episodes (1959-1959)
Jess Barker
Eastman, Hamilton
2 Episodes (1961-1965)
Joan Camden
Donna, Ruth
2 Episodes (1958-1958)
Joan O'Brien
Betty, Jill
2 Episodes (1960-1965)
Joan Staley
Gina, Sally
2 Episodes (1962-1962)
Joan Tompkins
Emily, Florence
2 Episodes (1962-1963)
John Abbott
Muntz, Tobey
2 Episodes (1962-1965)
John Dall
Durant, Franklin
2 Episodes (1962-1963)
John Howard
Dr. Omstead, Jamison
2 Episodes (1962-1962)
John Lasell
Corby, Franklin
2 Episodes (1962-1964)
John Lupton
Dunbar, Nichols
2 Episodes (1959-1960)
Jon Hall
Kia, Max
2 Episodes (1963-1965)
June Vincent
Cloris, Laura
2 Episodes (1961-1961)
Karen Steele
Carina, Doris
2 Episodes (1958-1965)
Karl Swenson
Ketchum, Norstead
2 Episodes (1962-1963)
Keith Andes
Weaver, Young
2 Episodes (1963-1964)
Kent Smith
Metcalfe, Younger
2 Episodes (1961-1963)
Leslie Parrish
Hope, Vivian
2 Episodes (1960-1961)
Louise Fletcher
Gladys, Susan
2 Episodes (1960-1960)
Maria Palmer
Florence, Nora
2 Episodes (1962-1963)
Marilyn Erskine
Mirabel, Susan
2 Episodes (1964-1966)
Mark Goddard
Lester, Roy
2 Episodes (1963-1965)
Mary Mitchell
Beth, Dorrie/Minerva
2 Episodes (1965-1966)
Mimsy Farmer
Kathy, Sandy
2 Episodes (1964-1964)
Nancy Kovack
Carla, Dina
2 Episodes (1963-1966)
Natalie Trundy
Irma, Sandra
2 Episodes (1963-1964)
Noah Beery
Claus, Tolliver
2 Episodes (1965-1965)
Osa Massen
Lisa, Sarah Werner
2 Episodes (1959-1962)
Otto Kruger
August Dalgran, Gideon
2 Episodes (1961-1962)
Patricia Hardy
Claire, Jo Ann Blanchard
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Paul Brinegar
Jason Rohan, Sackett
2 Episodes (1958-1966)
Paul Stewart
Burgess, Pennington
2 Episodes (1964-1966)
Paula Raymond
Brenda, Doris
2 Episodes (1959-1961)
Peggy McCay
Margaret, Stephanie
2 Episodes (1958-1963)
Philip Abbott
Aitken, Grant
2 Episodes (1961-1965)
Phyllis Avery
Marion, Mary
2 Episodes (1958-1961)
Phyllis Hill
Katherine, Rachel
2 Episodes (1964-1964)
Pippa Scott
Gwynn Elston
2 Episodes (1963-1966)
R.G. Armstrong
Bright, Gregory
2 Episodes (1959-1962)
Ralph Clanton
Aldrich, Brewster
2 Episodes (1957-1958)
Rebecca Welles
Carol, Carole
2 Episodes (1959-1960)
Regis Toomey
Crane, Grant
2 Episodes (1960-1965)
Richard Hale
Abner Gordon, Balfour
2 Episodes (1958-1964)
Robert Bray
Mitch Heller, Walden
2 Episodes (1962-1963)
Robert Clarke
Franklin, Harper
2 Episodes (1957-1960)
Robert Emhardt
Flaherty, Wendell
2 Episodes (1960-1965)
Robert F. Simon
Beldon, Hillman
2 Episodes (1960-1963)
Robert Harland
Bill Jarvis, Todd
2 Episodes (1963-1964)
Russell Arms
Dorrell, Kavanaugh
2 Episodes (1960-1966)
Sean McClory
Harry, Harvey
2 Episodes (1962-1964)
Sheila Bromley
Agnes, Alice
2 Episodes (1959-1964)
Simon Oakland
Caldwell, Walters
2 Episodes (1960-1961)
Skip Homeier
Edley, Wolfe
2 Episodes (1961-1965)
Stacy Harris
Brooks, Curran
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Steve Brodie
Lewis, Wallace
2 Episodes (1959-1962)
Tom Tully
Carey, Harvey Scott
2 Episodes (1964-1964)
Tony Travis
Clay, Lamont
2 Episodes (1959-1961)
Trevor Bardette
Brant, Richards
2 Episodes (1959-1963)
Vinton Hayworth
Claridge, Harding
2 Episodes (1960-1961)
Virginia Vincent
Harriet, Virginia
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Walter Coy
Leonard, Rawson
2 Episodes (1960-1960)
Wesley Addy
Brent, Devry
2 Episodes (1962-1966)
Whit Bissell
Groody, Pompey
2 Episodes (1960-1965)
Allan Melvin
Kannon, Link
2 Episodes (1965-1966)
Joyce Bulifant
Hollis, Nancy
2 Episodes (1963-1964)
Richard Eastham
Canfield, Stone
2 Episodes (1965-1965)
David Lewis
Adler, McCann
2 Episodes (1957-1963)
Joe Maross
David, Tarr
2 Episodes (1960-1963)
Lee Farr
James, Jerry
2 Episodes (1961-1964)
Meg Wyllie
Marguerite, Minevah Stone
2 Episodes (1963-1965)
Patrick McVey
Baxter, Mardig
2 Episodes (1963-1964)
Mary La Roche
Grace, Helen
2 Episodes (1959-1961)
Allen Case
Conrad, Wheeler
2 Episodes (1963-1965)
Murray Matheson
Doran, Hopkins
2 Episodes (1964-1964)
Frank Aletter
Collins, Towne
2 Episodes (1963-1964)
Joyce Jameson
Dolly, Lorraine
2 Episodes (1963-1965)
John Napier
Chester, Jay
2 Episodes (1964-1965)
Carl Reindel
Barry Davis, Bright
2 Episodes (1964-1966)
Henry Brandt
Griston, Rick
2 Episodes (1964-1965)
Indus Arthur
Barbara, Nancy
2 Episodes (1965-1966)
Joan Tabor
Evelyn, Virginia
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Kaye Elhardt
Doris, Muriel
2 Episodes (1961-1962)
Marion Moses
Louise, Sybil
2 Episodes (1964-1965)
Phyllis Love
Ellen, Minerva
2 Episodes (1962-1964)
William H. Wright
Adam Thompson, Clark
2 Episodes (1959-1960)
James Coburn
Gen. Addison Brand
2 Episodes (1961-1962)
Adam West
Norland
1 Episode (1962)
Barbara Eden
Carla
1 Episode (1957)
Dick Clark
Early
1 Episode (1966)
Eilene Janssen
Maureen Franklin
1 Episode (1962)
George Takei
Sakai
1 Episode (1959)
Hayden Rorke
Holbrook No. 1
1 Episode (1960)
Helen Brown
Mrs. Hollister
1 Episode (1961)
Leonard Nimoy
Chennery
1 Episode (1963)
Marion Ross
Helen
1 Episode (1959)
Mary Murphy
Eleanor
1 Episode (1962)
Michael Rennie
Prof. Edward Lindley
1 Episode (1963)
Paul Carr
Con Bolton
1 Episode (1964)
Rod Cameron
Grover Johnson
1 Episode (1963)
Ryan O'Neal
1 Episode (1964)
Susan Morrow
Arlene Dowling
1 Episode (1958)
Walter Pidgeon
Sherman Hatfield
1 Episode (1963)
Frances Reid
Lucille
1 Episode (1965)
Frank Cady
Joe/Hiram
1 Episode (1961)
Margo
Serafina
1 Episode (1965)
Paul Comi
Father Reggiani
1 Episode (1965)
Anne Benton
Trudy Holbrook
1 Episode (1960)
Nellie Burt
Mrs. Abernathy
1 Episode (1963)
Olive Deering
Rebecca Gentrie
1 Episode (1958)
Ron Starr
John Brooks
1 Episode (1963)
Sandra Werner
Stephanie Carew
1 Episode (1964)
Tom Coley
James Frazer
1 Episode (1960)

Credits

Director (36 Credits)