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Harrigan and Son

1 9 6 0 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
34 x 30 minute episodes

This Desilu produced show focused on a crusty, curmudgeonly, widowed New York attorney named James Harrigan Sr. (movie legend Pat O’Brien).

His son, James Harrigan Jr. (Roger Perry), had just graduated from Harvard Law School and dad took him in as a law partner, changing the name on the door to “Harrigan and Harrigan.”

The two Harrigans had very different approaches to the legal profession. The younger Harrigan practised law “by the book,” but the elder Harrigan took some chances along the way if he thought it could help that particular case.

This was the source of most of the stories and conflicts on Harrigan and Son.

Even their choice in secretaries differed greatly. Dad chose the beautiful and bubbly Gypsy (Georgine Darcy, pictured at right) while Junior opted for the efficient “plain Jane” Miss Claridge (Helen Kleeb).

James Harrigan Sr.
Pat O’Brien
James Harrigan Jr.
Roger Perry
Georgine Darcy
Miss Claridge
Helen Kleeb