Harry O/Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On

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Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On
Airdate March 11, 1973
Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Network ABC
Style 90-minute crime drama
Company Warner Bros. Television

Origin USA

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Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On is the first pilot movie for Harry O.

Cast: David Janssen (Harry Orwell), Martin Sheen (Harlan Garrison), Margot Kidder (Helen), Will Geer (Len McNeil), Marianna Hill (Mildred), Sal Mineo (Walter Scheerer), Melvin Stewart (Sgt. Arvin Granger), Kathleen Gackle (Marilyn Bedestrum), Lawrence Cook, Karen Lamm (Girl Clerk), S. John Launer (Pollicheff), Bill McLean (Wino), Jean Stoppelmoor (Teenage Girl), Joe Hoover (Desk Sergeant), Tim Haldeman (Jesse), Jack Kosslyn (Chester), Ethel Hazen (Policewoman), Van Kirksey (Black Man Being Booked), Michael McGreevey (Bobby)


Plot Overview

Harry Orwell, an ex-cop forced to retire due to the lingering effects from being shot in the back, sets up a shingle as a private investigator on his San Diego houseboat. His first client is the man who shot him and his partner, and he wants Harry to protect him from his former partner in crime, who wants to kill him.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Some of the footage with Sal Mineo was later used in the first season episode "Elegy For a Cop".

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments