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Burke's law

Burke's law Dates : 1963 - 1966
81 episodes of 52 min
First broadcasting : 20 septembre 1965
Creator(s) : Ivan Goff, Ernest Kinoy et Ben Roberts
Producer(s) : Aaron Spelling, Richard Newton et Shelley Hull
Music : Herschel Burke Gilbert
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This series features Amos Burke, captain of the Los Angeles criminal brigade and elegant billionaire moving only, with driver and secretary, in his Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

The man in Rolls (Burke's Law) was an American television series which was broadcast for the first time in 1963. The series featured Gene Barry in the role of the rich private detective Amos Burke, who resolved criminal affairs in Hollywood . Burke led a Rolls-Royce, hence the title of the series.

The series was created by producer Aaron Spelling and was broadcast for two seasons, with a total of 78 episodes. It was broadcast in France under the title of man in Rolls.

The story of the series focused on Burke's surveys, which were often linked to the rich and famous Hollywood circles. Burke was assisted by his faithful butler, Henry, as well as by a group of investigators who helped him to resolve business.

The series was known for its unique style, with spectacular opening scenes and episodes which often ended with a surprising revelation. It was also noticed for its use of technology of the time, such as mobile phones and computers.

Despite his initial success, the man with Rolls was canceled in 1965 due to high production costs. However, the series remains an American television classic and has influenced many other successful police series.


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Actor of prolific series, Gene Barry also played as a star in "Bat Masterson", "The rules of the game" (alongside Robert Stack and Tony Franciosa) and "The Adventurer" before resuming his role as Amos Burke in a new version of "L'Homme à la Rolls" in the 90s.


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