Sam Benedict

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Sam Benedict
Premiere September 15, 1962
Finale March 30, 1963
Creator E. Jack Neuman
Network NBC
Style 60-minute legal drama
Company MGM Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 28
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Sam Benedict is a legal drama that aired on NBC.

Jake Ehrlich is the real-life lawyer behind the character of the television lawyer Sam Benedict. Ehrlich had a forty year career as a defense and divorce attorney in San Francisco. Edmond O'Brien played Sam Benedict, with Richard Rust as Hank Tabor, his able assistant. The main reason this show only lasted for 28 episodes is that it was on against Jackie Gleason and Roy Rogers. The scripts were directed and acted by many well respected and talented people from the film and TV industries, such as Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid and Joseph Schildkraut.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Edmond O'Brien Sam Benedict 1
Richard Rust Hank Tabor 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Joan Tompkins Trudy Wagner 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 15, 1962 March 30, 1963 28


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