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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. This series was noted for its ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gene Barry ...  Capt. Amos Burke / ... 81 episodes, 1963-1966
Gary Conway ...  Det. Tim Tilson 64 episodes, 1963-1965
Regis Toomey ...  Det. Les Hart 64 episodes, 1963-1965
Leon Lontoc ...  Henry 64 episodes, 1963-1965
Eileen O'Neill ...  Sergeant Ames / ... 33 episodes, 1963-1965
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. This series was noted for its glamorous, sophisticatedy settings, unusual twists on formula homicide plots, and big-name guest stars. After a couple of seasons, its format was radically revamped. Burke left the police force and became an agent for US intelligence, and, the show's name changed; Amos Burke; Secret Agent. Burke's adventures were briefly revived in 1994, under the original title. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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English

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20 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Amos Burke, Secret Agent See more »

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(81 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The same RollsRoyce and driver was used in the Dick Powell show See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the title of the show was always announced by the voice of a woman saying, VERY seductively, "Burke's Law". See more »

Alternate Versions

Some "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" syndication prints retain that title sequence, but with the title changed to "Burke's Law" and a male announcer speaking the title (as with the original "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" episodes). See more »

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Spin-off Honey West (1965) See more »

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A cop with glamour
20 May 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Burke's Law in the time it lasted had some great stories and well cast episodes with name guest star. The guests were usually the suspect in the murder that Captain Amos Burke caught the case for.

The gimmick for this show is that the homicide captain was wealthy. He drove to every crime scene in a Rolls-Royce with chauffeur Leon Lontoc and a roomy back seat complete with full bar.

Gene Barry was the elegant Burke and his associates were Gary Conway and Regis Toomey. Conway seemed always to be nonplussed around Barry but Toomey took it all in stride.

For reasons known only to God, the producers took the successful formula that worked, took Burke out of the LAPD and made him a secret agent. The show folded like a napkin.

30 years later Burke's Law was revived with widowed senior citizen,Barry back with the LAPD now solving cases with son Peter Barton. It only lasted a season.

But Burke's Law was memorable.


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