Crenna with guest star Ed Wynn, 1964.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1.5|
|No. of episodes||36|
|Production company(s)||Bing Crosby Productions (filmed at the studios of Desilu)|
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current)
|Original release||September 21, 1964 – November 26, 1965|
Slattery's People is a 1964-1965 American television series about local politics starring Richard Crenna as title character James Slattery, a state legislator, co-starring Ed Asner and Tol Avery, and featuring Carroll O'Connor and Warren Oates in a couple of episodes each. James E. Moser was executive producer. The program, telecast on CBS, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Slattery's People is mainly notable for having been one of the few American television series spotlighting the travails of local politicians, a topic that other programs of the period mainly avoided.
Many television critics highly praised the series. Many politicians also approved of the program. U.S. Representative James C. Corman said in a Congressional Record statement on September 30, 1964, “I am pleased that they have taken the high road to show a legislator’s life, and have not pandered to sensationalism or unreality to stimulate an audience following.”
- Philip Abbott in "Question: What is Honor? What is Death?"
- Russ Conway in "Question: Bill Bailey, Why Did You Come Home?"
- Don Keefer as George Farnum in "Question: What Did You Do All Day, Mr. Slattery?"
- Joyce Meadows as Gert in the episode "Question: Is Laura the Name of the Game?"
- John M. Pickard as Vance Durant in "Question: How Long Is the Shadow of a Man?"
- Judson Pratt as Harry Daniels in "Question: How Impregnable Is a Magic Tower?"
- Robert F. Simon in "Question: What Did You Do All Day, Mr. Slattery?"
- Joan Tompkins as Dorothy Ralston in "Question: What Time Is the Next Bandwagon?"
- Arthur Hill as Dr. George Allison and Michael Constantine as Paul Hungerford in "Question: Remember the Dark Sins of Youth?"
- Ed Wynn as Ezra Tallicott on "What Ever Happened to Ezra?"
- Tommy Sands in "Question: Why the Lonely, Why the Misbegotten?"
- Ricardo Montalban as Rodriguez in "Question: What Became of the White Tortilla?"
- Claude Akins as Dr. Roy Kirk and Barbara Eden as Lucrezia Kirk in "Question: When Do We Hang the Good Samaritan?"
- Forrest Tucker as Bill Bailey in "Question: Bill Bailey, Why Did You Come Home?"
Quentin Durgens, M.P., a similar Canadian TV series that aired around the same time.
- Burlingame, Jon (2010-03-03). "Nathan Scott, 94, scored TV shows - Composer's credits included 'Dragnet,' 'Lassie'". Variety Magazine. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
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