The Judge and Jake Wyler

The Judge and Jake Wyler is a 1972 American TV movie directed by David Lowell Rich. The teleplay was written by Richard Levinson, William Link, and David Shaw. It was produced by Universal Television and broadcast by NBC on December 2, 1972.

The Judge and Jake Wyler
Written byRichard Levinson
William Link
David Shaw
Directed byDavid Lowell Rich
StarringBette Davis
Doug McClure
Eric Braeden
Theme music composerGil Melle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersRichard Levinson
William Link
Jay Benson (associate producer)
Production locationsUniversal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California
CinematographyWilliam Margulies
EditorBuddy Small
Running time120 min.
Production companyUniversal Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseDecember 2, 1972 (1972-12-02)

The title characters are a hypochondriac former judge who owns a private detective agency and her parolee partner. The two are hired by Alicia Dodd to investigate the alleged suicide of her father, whom she suspects was really a murder victim.

Production notesEdit

The film was a pilot for a proposed weekly series that failed to make the network's schedule. Earlier that year, Bette Davis had starred in Madame Sin, a pilot for ABC that also failed to sell.

In 1973, the character of Judge Meredith resurfaced in the form of Lee Grant in the TV movie Partners in Crime, scripted by Shaw and directed by Jack Smight.[1] This, too, was a pilot that went no further than its initial airing.

Principal castEdit

Principal production creditsEdit

  • Producers: Jay Benson, Richard Levinson, William Link
  • Original Music: Gil Melle
  • Cinematography: William Margulies
  • Art Direction: Alexander A. Mayer
  • Costume Design: Burton Miller


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