Synopsis by Hal Erickson
John Houseman, taking advantage of the career momentum sparked by his Oscar win for The Paper Chase, does his patented curmudgeon bit in Hazard's People. Housman plays a criminal lawyer described in the promotional ads as "unorthodox," which is TV-ese for "obnoxious." He oversees three good-looking younger attorneys: one genius (John Elerick), one jock (Roger Hill), one feminist (Jesse Welles). The first case on the docket is the defense of a doctor (Michael Tolan) accused of murdering his girl friend. Hazard's People was (as should be obvious by now) a pilot film for an unsold John Houseman series.
lawyer, doctor, mistress, murder-trial