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The Lawyer Details


Barry Newman stars as Tony Petrocelli, a maverick Midwestern attorney. Petrocelli is hired to defend a wealthy doctor (Robert Colbert), accused of murdering his wife. In the tradition of Sam Sheppard, the truculent doctor insists that the killing was committed by a mystery intruder who knocked him unconscious. Thanks to the doctor's healthy extramarital life, the case receives a surfeit of negative press coverage. Since he's already been tried by the public, it comes as little surprise to the doctor that he's found guilty. But during the appeal process, Petrocelli manages to locate a witness who opens the possibility that the murderer was the husband of the doctor's mistress. Five years after the theatrical release of The Lawyer, Barry Newman would star in a TV-series spin-off, Petrocelli. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Barry Newman
as Tony Petrocelli
Harold Gould
as Eric P. Scott
Diana Muldaur
as Ruth Petrocelli
Robert Colbert
as Jack Harrison
Kathleen Crowley
as Alice Fiske
Booth Colman
as Judge Crawford
Ken Swofford
as Charlie O'Keefe
William Sylvester
as Paul Harrison
Tom Harvey
as Bob Chambers
Ivor Barry
as Wyler
Melendy Britt
as Ann Greer
John Himes
as Myron McCauley
Ralph Thomas
as Mike Peterson
Gene O'Donnell
as Judge Swackhammer
Ray Ballard
as Mr. Canon
James McEachin
as Striker
Walter Mathews
as Mr. Andre


Sidney J. Furie
Brad Dexter
Sidney J. Furie
Harold Buchman
Pato Guzman
Art Director
Audrey Blasdel-Goddard
Set Designer