The Judge and Jake Wyler
The Judge and Jake Wyler is a 1972 American made-for-television drama film 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 by||Richard Levinson|
|Directed by||David Lowell Rich|
|Theme music composer||Gil Melle|
|Country of origin||United States|
Jay Benson (associate producer)
|Production location(s)||Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California|
|Running time||120 min.|
|Production company(s)||Universal Television|
|Original release||December 2, 1972|
The title characters are a hypochondriac former judge who now 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.
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. This, too, was a pilot that went no further than its initial airing.