Harry O (1973–1976)

TV Series   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not ... See full summary »

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  • David Janssen in Harry O (1973)
  • David Janssen in Harry O (1973)
  • David Janssen in Harry O (1973)
  • Farrah Fawcett and David Janssen in Harry O (1973)
  • Harry O (1973)
  • Farrah Fawcett and David Janssen in Harry O (1973)

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21 June 2009 | Capt_Incredible
| One of the best - where's the DVD???
I first remember seeing this show in the late '70s on BBC - I was (and am) a big fan of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Harry Orwell was as close to a modern-day version as I could imagine.

Taciturn and laconic, David Janssen's portrayal of the world-weary detective was far above the quality of many other shows of the day, and a marked contrast to one of my other favourites, The Rockford Files, where every week Jim got knocked on the head, argued with Dennis and got in a car chase, although, granted, his car was always in good shape.

The stories were intelligently-written, the supporting cast always first-class (Henry Darrow and Anthony Zerbe providing excellent foils for Janssen), and guest artists either well-established or up-and-coming stars.

'Harry O' is a show that deserves a DVD release - when one considers the availability of more obscure shows it's difficult to understand why it hasn't had its turn.

Like Harry, I'm a patient man, but I'd like to see this show again before I die...

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