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The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)

A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.

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David Lowell Rich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Judge Meredith
Doug McClure ... Jake Wyler
Eric Braeden ... Anton Granicek
Joan Van Ark ... Alicia Dodd
Gary Conway ... Frank Morrison
Lou Jacobi ... Lieutenant Wolfson
Kent Smith ... Robert Dodd
Barbara Rhoades ... Chloe Jones
John Randolph ... James Rockmore
Milt Kamen Milt Kamen ... Mr. Gilbert
John Lupton ... Senator Joseph Pritchard
Michael Fox ... Doctor Simon
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Receptionist
Eddie Quillan ... Billy Lambert
Celeste Yarnall ... Ballerina
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A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Juíza See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bette Davis detests cigarettes?
30 May 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Judge And Jake Wyler finds Bette Davis and Doug McClure respectively in the title roles in this made for TV film that looked an awful lot like a TV pilot. In fact a year later this same film was redone with Lee Grant and Bob Cummings. It wasn't that good to warrant it.

Davis is a former judge who now runs a detective agency in which she employs former convicts and she has McClure, James McEachin, and Barbara Rhoades in her charge. As they are paroled to her she's essentially a slave master. But there certainly have been worse in that occupation.

The agency is employed in this story first by Kent Smith to get the goods on his cheating wife Lisabeth Hush and her boyfriend Gary Conway. But when Smith dies apparently by suicide daughter Joan Van Ark keeps on retaining Davis's firm.

Smith had more than domestic problems that would cause people to want to kill him. As you gather this was not suicide.

Clearly Davis was in this for her marquee value while McClure would have done the actual heavy lifting in this action series. Davis did look bored during the whole thing, possibly why the series wasn't picked up.

Bette's character was a Monk like hypochondriac who had an excessive fear of germs. And she detested cigarettes. I think the creator was having a little joke there.

Even second rate Bette Davis is better than most of the rest. But The Judge And Jake Wyler was all right, nothing more.


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