1 9 7 9 – 1 9 8 0 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Three young law school graduates have just joined the prestigious New York law firm of Bass and Marshall as associates, beginning their five-to-seven-year trial period.
Daughter of a poor New York family, big-hearted Leslie Dunn (Alley Mills), had recently graduated from Columbia and felt for the oppressed. Bass and Marshall, however, did not usually represent the oppressed.
Tucker Kerwin (Martin Short) was a Midwesterner slightly out of step with his Ivy League Colleagues, a little nerdy and naive but very charming.
Boston blueblood Sara James (Shelley Smith) was tall, blonde, sexy, bright and very confident.
She was usually the target of the overtly testosterone-laden laden 21-year-old mailroom boy named Johnny Danko (Tim Thomerson).
They were all at the mercy of a hierarchy including oddballs such as formidable but slightly dotty and forgetful senior partner Emerson Marshall (Wilfrid Hyde-White) and obnoxious but dedicated junior partner Eliot Streeter (Joe Regalbuto), who had only one goal – to take over the firm.
The ABC series came from the makers of Taxi and debuted on 23 September 1979. Critics loved it, but it was a colossal flop with viewers. 13 episodes were recorded, but only nine of them were aired before ABC pulled the plug.
The theme song Wall Street Blues, was written by A Brooks and performed by blues legend BB King.