Harry O (1973–1976)

The Madonna Legacy 

An old policeman friend dies from a suspected suicide but Harry doesn't believe it. His investigation leads him to an 8-year-old murder case involving the family of a wealthy industrialist.


Richard C. Bennett


Howard Rodman (creator), Michael Sloan


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Harry Orwell
Anthony Zerbe ... Lt. K.C. Trench
John Colicos ... Walter Nesbitt
Dennis Redfield ... Jonathan Nesbitt
Gwen Arner Gwen Arner ... Stella Christian
Christine Belford ... Karen Nesbitt
Phyllis Love Phyllis Love ... Jean MacDonald
Charles Shull Charles Shull ... Bill Henderson
Doria Cook-Nelson Doria Cook-Nelson ... Joanna Costello (as Doria Cook)
Jack Riley ... Barney Hamilton
Sabrina Scharf ... Jenny
Carol Bagdasarian Carol Bagdasarian ... Angela Thomas
Paul Tulley Paul Tulley ... Sgt. Roberts
Joseph Stern ... Ralph Costello
Jane Lambert Jane Lambert ... Amy


A man calls Harry Orwell while Harry is asleep, but when the half-awake Harry answers, there is nothing, so Harry hangs up. The next day Harry learns that Frank McDonald, an old friend from his days with the San Diego PD, has been found dead. The death is ruled a suicide but Harry is skeptical, and after learning that McDonald was the man who called him that night, Harry begins backtracking those who most recently knew McDonald. He meets a woman McDonald knew from attending AA meetings, a woman who was married to wealthy businessman Walter Nesbitt. Harry then begins piecing together information on a murder case McDonald was involved in years earlier involving the death of Walter Nesbitt's secretary, Angela Thomas. Several attempts on the lives of Harry, Nesbitt's estranged son-in-law, and Nesbitt's mentally disturbed son lead Harry and Lt. Trench back to the man convicted of Angela Thomas' murder, a man named Bill Henderson, a violent man who was recently paroled but who Harry learns ... Written by Michael Daly

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

11 December 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Harry Orwell: There are times when I want to speak to Trench and times when Trench wants to speak to me. But somehow those times never seem to coincide.
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