The Blue Knight


2h 1973

Brief Synopsis

Veteran actor William Holden made his dramatic debut on TV in the role of Bumper Morgan, a twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department on his last few days on the force before his retirement, and won an Emmy Award for his performance. The miniseries form as subsequently established bega

Film Details

Also Known As
Blue Knight
Release Date
1973

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Veteran actor William Holden made his dramatic debut on TV in the role of Bumper Morgan, a twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department on his last few days on the force before his retirement, and won an Emmy Award for his performance. The miniseries form as subsequently established began with this four-hour film that was shown initially in one-hour segments on four consecutive nights. This is a movie version of the best-selling novel by Joseph Wambaugh, the ex-cop who turned writer to successfully tell of his experiences here and on the series "Police Woman" and "Joe Forrester", as well as "The Blue Knight" series with George Kennedy taking over the lead role from William Holden. In addition to Holden's Emmy, statuettes were given to director Robert Butler (for Part 3) and to editors Marjorie and Gene Fowler and Samuel E. Beetley. Lee Remick also received a nomination for her performance as Bumper Morgan's ever-patient girlfriend Cassie Walters.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blue Knight
Release Date
1973

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 11, 1973

Aired in United States November 13, 1973

Aired in United States November 16, 1973

Edited to two hours for distribution in syndication.

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