Amos Burke (Gene Barry) is a tough LAPD chief of detectives; he's also a mansion-dwelling millionaire. Burke doesn't have to wear the badge for the money--he does it because it's who he is. When not riding around in his chauffeured Rolls-Royce, or flirting with the lovely ladies who surround him, Burke's pairing up with fresh-faced rookie Tim Tilson (Gary Conway) and veteran cop Les Hart (Regis Toomey) to solve some of the city's most puzzling crimes. But while Burke has a taste for the finer things in life, that doesn't mean he isn't willing to get his hands dirty in police work--or bruise his fists on the faces of some of society's worst elements. This collection presents the second half of the 1960s police series' debut season.
Description by VCI Home Video:
He's BACK!!! VCI is proud to announce the second volume of Burke's Law which will complete the award-winning inaugural season. Burke's Law was a detective series that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965. Gene Barry starred as Amos Burke the suave millionaire Chief of Detectives for Los Angeles, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his Silver Cloud II Rolls-Royce. The series featured stylish settings, strange twists on homicides, and legendary guest stars. During the opening credits, as the opening title burst on screen, and a woman's voice was heard seductively saying "It's Burke's Law!" The title also reflected Burke's practice of providing wisdom "A smart policeman never mixes business with vermouth - Burke's Law." Each episode had the title ‘Who Killed...' followed by the victims name. The opening of the show revealed the murder, but not the murderer (that was left for Captain Burke to discover.) The show would use a blend of wit and drama, as Burke would sort through a suspicious assortment of shady characters. Each suspect was questioned by Captain Burke and his fellow detectives, Rookie Detective Tim Tilson (played by Gary Conway) and Sergeant Lester Hart (played by Regis Toomey), until the guilty party was identified. Burke's Law won the 1964 Golden Globe as Best TV Show. Gene Barry won the 1964 Golden Globe for Best Male TV Star.
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