Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1963
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Burke's Law (1963) tv show photo

Burke's Law (1963)

Amos Burke is the millionaire captain of homicide in the Beverly Hills police department. He is a suave playboy and a good policeman. He solves the mystery of "who killed..." with charm, wit, and a pretty girl on his arm, and a list of "Burke's laws." Later the show changed gears in its third season when they had Burke leave the police department and bcome a secret agent.

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Burke's Law (1963) Season 2 (1964-1965)

2x01 2 2x01 Who Killed the Surf Board Broad?
An up-and-coming actress dies while surfing, apparently from an obscure medieval poison. But how was it administered? When Burke is faced with an unfamiliar milieu, he sends Tim undercover ...
Sep. 16, 1964
2x02 2 2x02 Who Killed Vaudeville?
The burlesque comedy team of Witt, Watt and Who (now an accountant, a desk clerk and a bartender with a dark secret), a professor of the striptease, a tap dancer, the manager of a hotel ...
Sep. 23, 1964
2x03 2 2x03 Who Killed Cassandra Cass?
After Cassandra Cass is shot in her bed (by a mysterious hooded figure) while her butler draws her bath, it is revealed that she has been blackmailing subscribers to her society Blue ...
Sep. 30, 1964
2x04 2 2x04 Who Killed the Horne of Plenty?
A sniper kills the head of a model agency during a fashionable lawn party. The suspects include the victim's business partner, his disc jockey brother, one of his top models and her ...
Oct. 07, 1964
2x05 2 2x05 Who Killed Everybody?
A showgirl jumps out of a cake at a stag party, only to discover all the guests dead. Each of the four wealthy men had a wife who had good reason to murder her own husband (one husband ...
Oct. 14, 1964
2x06 2 2x06 Who Killed Mr. Cartwheel?
Burke goes cowboy at a tourist-style Old West town, after the hanging of Emerson Cartwheel at a coin auction. The clue is a valuable rare coin used to kill the victim, but before Burke ...
Oct. 21, 1964
2x07 2 2x07 Who Killed Cornelius Gilbert?
A hotel tycoon is electrocuted while climbing out of his swimming pool. A scrap of plaid cloth from a coat lining and a St. Christopher's medal are Burke's clues as he investigates ...
Oct. 28, 1964
2x08 2 2x08 Who Killed Lenore Wingfield?
Wealthy Lenore is blown away by a shotgun blast while sailing on a barge in her pool, dressed as Cleopatra, and is discovered by one of the men she has befriended from the local mission. ...
Nov. 04, 1964
2x09 2 2x09 Who Killed the Richest Man in the World?
A sniper fires through the window of the suite of the richest man in the world, who is planning on selling an oil lease to one of several bidders, each of whom was an expert marksman. ...
Nov. 11, 1964
2x10 2 2x10 Who Killed the Tall One in the Middle?
The lead singer in a sister trio act is poisoned. Both the surviving sisters hated the victim, but others had motive as well: the nightclub owner, the trio's former arranger, the girls' ...
Nov. 25, 1964
2x11 2 2x11 Who Killed Merlin the Great?
Merlin the Great's famous escape-from-a-coffin trick backfires when it is discovered that he has been shot while ""buried"" in a hotel pool - but how was it done? and which of the rival ...
Dec. 02, 1964
2x12 2 2x12 Who Killed 711?
This victim was scheduled to go before a grand jury but was slain in a hotel elevator before he could testify. The solution to the crime must be in his hotel room, 711, but in order ...
Dec. 09, 1964
2x13 2 2x13 Who Killed Supersleuth?
The five greatest detectives in the world become murder suspects when Police Chief Gaynor is murdered in a locked room right under the noses of his bodyguards - Tim and Les. As if that ...
Dec. 16, 1964
2x14 2 2x14 Who Killed the Swinger on a Hook?
Someone seems to be systematically killing a group of individuals on a list. One name on the list - Amos Burke. What is the connection between these people? One possible suspect (who's ...
Dec. 23, 1964
2x15 2 2x15 Who Killed Davidian Jonas?
A shipping tycoon's corpse is discovered draped over his yacht's anchor when it is hoisted out of the water. The tycoon's intended merger would ruin several of the guests on his current ...
Dec. 30, 1964
2x16 2 2x16 Who Killed The Strangler?
A famous wrestler is slain during a charity match and the killer is one of five people seated in the ""Gold Row"": the victim's sister (who has a split personality), his wrestling rival, ...
Jan. 06, 1965
2x17 2 2x17 Who Killed Mother Goose?
The beloved author of a series of children's books is strangled with her typewriter ribbon. Burke determines that the victim meant to leave a clue by pointing to a page in a book of ...
Jan. 13, 1965
2x18 2 2x18 Who Killed the Toy Soldier?
Granny Grabber, the not-so-nice head of a toy firm, is blown sky high by a bomb placed in his giant toy soldier cigar lighter. The killer had to be one of five people who were photographed ...
Jan. 20, 1965
2x19 2 2x19 Who Killed Rosie Sunset?
Why would anyone kill sweet old Rosie Sunset, who sold maps to the movie stars homes? An heiress who was seen giving Rosie a ride, Rosie's neighbor (a Russian sculptor with a sexy sister, ...
Jan. 27, 1965
2x20 2 2x20 Who Killed Wimbledon Hastings?
An ace shot by a tennis star blows up in his face at a charity event, after one of his tennis balls has been loaded with explosives. Burke scours the local country club for clues while ...
Feb. 03, 1965
2x21 2 2x21 Who Killed the Fat Cat?
A big business wheeler-dealer, formerly part of a carny consortium, meets his end after injesting cyanide - but he didn't eat or drink anything that had been tampered with. The suspects ...
Feb. 10, 1965
2x22 2 2x22 Who Killed The Man On The White Horse?
Cowboy movie star Clayton Steele is grand marshall at the rodeo, but in the final parade, he rides into the arena, already dead, his neck broken. Burke questions his megalomaniac rival, ...
Feb. 17, 1965
2x23 2 2x23 Who Killed the 13th Clown?
At Raff's International Circus, 13 clowns pile into a tiny car, but only 12 come out alive. The thirteenth has been skewered. It turns out that he had been blackmailing several members ...
Feb. 24, 1965
2x24 2 2x24 Who Killed Mr. Colby in Ladies' Lingerie?
With Burke out of town, Tim, Les and Sgt. Ames have to discover who is responsible for the murder of a blackmailer found propped among the mannequins in a department store window. Les ...
Mar. 03, 1965
2x25 2 2x25 Who Killed the Rest?
Burke's vacation south of the border is anything but restful when he is jailed for the murder of a gossip columnist and a popular local fisherman. With the help of his vacation date ...
Mar. 17, 1965
2x26 2 2x26 Who Killed Cop Robin?
Burke's mentor is slain in a dark alley. His killer may be a suspect from one of his former cases who got off, but who was actually guilty. But why would Officer Robin confront the ...
Mar. 24, 1965
2x27 2 2x27 Who Killed Nobody Somehow?
Author Graham Tree is poisoned at a party celebrating the publication of his new book. Tree miraculously survives and now it is Burke's job to find the killer before there is a second ...
Mar. 31, 1965
2x28 2 2x28 Who Killed Hamlet?
Burke attends the opening night of ""Hamlet"" and later discovers that someone has arranged for the star, Roland Trivers, NOT ""to be"". The suspects include the arrogant director, ...
Apr. 07, 1965
2x29 2 2x29 Who Killed the Rabbit's Husband?
When a wealthy physician is shot, his wife disappears. It seems she has a habit of running away when things get tough. Is she the murderer or another victim? Burke finds out more about ...
Apr. 14, 1965
2x30 2 2x30 Who Killed the Jackpot?
When a wealthy banker is found murdered in a seedy hotel, it becomes a race to see who will catch the killer first - Burke or glamorous private eye Honey West, who had been hired by ...
Apr. 21, 1965
2x31 2 2x31 Who Killed the Grand Piano?
Pianist Artur Bachner's concert ends with a bang when his piano explodes, killing him. Anyone could have tampered with it during the backstage party before the concert - his abused ...
Apr. 28, 1965
2x32 2 2x32 Who Killed the Card?
The head of a greeting card firm was killed, but not by the arrow protruding from his body. It was slow, methodical arsenic poisoning. His flirtatious teenage assistant takes a shine ...
May. 05, 1965
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Season 2 Characters

Capt. Amos Burke played by Gene Barry
Det. Tim Tilson played by Gary Conway
Det. Les Hart played by Regis Toomey
Henry played by Leon Lontoc
Sgt. Gloria Ames played by Eileen O'Neill
Coroner George McLeod played by Michael Fox
Police Officer played by Michael Fox
Actress played by Joan Huntington
Model played by Beverly Adams
Waiter played by Robert Bice
Girl played by Mary Ann Mobley
Cindy played by Mary Ann Mobley
Burke's Date played by Elisa Ingram
Doris Landers played by Gloria Grahame
Psyche Jones played by Joan Caulfield
Dominic De Armand played by Eduardo Ciannelli
Vanessa Barrett played by Barbara Eden
Arthur J. Poindexter played by Eddie Albert
Bascule Doirot played by Ed Begley
Miss. Peggy Frost played by Lola Albright
Bullock played by John Ireland
Denise Mitchell played by Joan Bennett
Claudia Sutton played by Vera Miles
Clayton Newman played by Nick Adams
Clint Perry played by George Hamilton

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Season 2 Videos

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Season 2 Quotes

02x30 - Who Killed the Jackpot? Season 2 / Episode 30: - Who Killed the Jackpot?

Honey West: So you're Burke.
Capt. Amos Burke: I'm not sure I like the way you said that.
Honey West: Oh, don't worry. To know me is to hate me.
02x30 - Who Killed the Jackpot? Season 2 / Episode 30: - Who Killed the Jackpot?

Capt. Amos Burke: Isn't murder a little out of your line?
Honey West: We aim to please.
Capt. Amos Burke: You've already succeeded. May I give you a lift?
Honey West: You taking me in?
Capt. Amos Burke: Is that an invitation?
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Season 2 Trivia

  • Episode 30 - Goof (continuity error): When Burke exits his Rolls-Royce at Selby's house, he's wearing a suit with a straight tie. When he enters the house, he's wearing a tuxedo with a bow tie.
  • Episode 30 - This was the pilot for the series Honey West.
  • Episode 32 - Last show as "Burke's Law".

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