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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Paper Chase' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Paper Chase':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 9, 1978: The Paper Chase
Season 1, episode 1
W: James Bridges   D: Joseph Hardy

With Marilu Henner (Waitress), K.C. Ligon (Linda O'Connor), Lewis Charles (Pizza Shop Owner), Betty Harford (Mrs. Wilson).
Series preview. A student of a fearsome law professor comes up with an ingenious way to win the teacher's approval.

September 19, 1978: A Day In The Life Of . . .
Season 1, episode 2
W: John Jay Osborn Jr.   D: Philip Leacock

With Darleen Carr (Leanne Laski), Jerome Guardino (Judge), Thomas Babson (Policeman), Buck Young (Policeman), Philip Levien (Randazzo).
Series premiere. John Houseman recreates his Academy Award-winning role as the awe-inspiring Prof. Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr., whose contract law class provides a major stumbling block for first-year law students. In the first episode, James Hart runs into an older student who teaches him how to deal with the stern professor.

September 26, 1978: The Man Who Would Be King
Season 1, episode 3
W: John Jay Osborn Jr.   D: Gwen Arner

With Don Porter (Franklin Ford II), Stacey Nelkin (Tracy Ford), Jack Manning (Dean Rutherford), Ken Olin (Timothy), Tanya Boyd (June).
Franklin Ford III discovers that the pressures of a successful father-lawyer, and generations of legal tradition in his family, can be injurious to contract law when his father visits the classroom.

October 3, 1978: Great Expectations
Season 1, episode 4
W: Ellison Carroll   D: Harvey Laidman

With Marshall Colt (Sam Pray), Deborah Harmon (Jeannie), Danuta Wesley (Fitch), Vernon Weddle (Professor Lowry), Peggy Rea (Dr. Jarrett), Peter Chernisch (Professor Teller), John Miranda (Foley).
The study group's well-laid plans for a weekend of frivolity off campus go awry when Professor Kingsfield makes a monumental assignment for Monday.

October 10, 1978: Voices Of Silence
Season 1, episode 5
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Alex March

With David Ackroyd (Eric Ryerson), Pepe Serna (Luis Sanchez), Len Birman (Prof. Rolfe), Donald Hotton (Clement Corcoran), Art Lund (Capt. Olsson), Tonyo Melendez (Raul Sanchez), Read Morgan (Bellamy), Herb Mendelsohn (Peterson), Jessica Salem (Adele Mallison), Jan Arvan (Tullo Romano), Michael O'Dwyer (Mallory), Herbert K. Graham (Shapiro).
Elizabeth Logan, voluntarily working in the law school's prison assistance program, becomes emotionally involved with a noted political activist being held in solitary confinement and changed with stabbing a fellow inmate.

October 17, 1978: Nancy
Season 1, episode 6
W: T.S. Cook   D: William Hale

With Elyssa Davalos (Nancy Burch), Allan Miller (Anthony Burch), Timothy Patrick Murphy (Michael Burch), Earl Boen (Nick Burch).
Hart's serious romance with a lovely first-year law student takes a rocky turn when her father's murder reveals that he had been the confidant and legal counsel to a known gangland czar.

October 31, 1978: Da Da
Season 1, episode 7
W: Gordon Hoban   D: Philip Leacock

With Kim Cattrall (Karen Clayton), Philip Abbott (Wesley Grove), Gary Prendergast (Tom Clayton), Redmond Gleason (Red), Jane Daly (Layne Evans), Lillah McCarthy (Bonnie Phillips).
Hart becomes the sounding board for a student who can't express himself in the professor's intimidating presence.

November 14, 1978: The Seating Chart
Season 1, episode 8
W: James Bridges   D: Robert C. Thompson

With Howard Caine (Bond), Pitt Herbert (Judge Wilson), Carole Goldman (Carol), Robert Karvelas (Beerman), Pat Corley (Plumber).
Willis Bell's determination to change his unflattering picture on Prof. Kingsfield's seating chart involves Hart and him in an embarrassing predicament.

November 21, 1978: Moot Court
Season 1, episode 9
W: John Jay Osborn Jr.   D: Seymour Robbie

With Glynn Turman (Raymond Livingston), John Otrin (Pope), Thomas Babson (Student), Kenneth Graham (Judge).
A militarily disciplined law student goads his partner Willis into becoming a formidable legal adversary.

November 28, 1978: Kingsfield's Daughter
Season 1, episode 10
W: Gordon Hoban   D: Alex March

With Susan Howard (Susan Fields), Anthony Costello (Jason Fields), Carole Goldman (Carol), Wayne Long (Dooley), Priscilla Taylor (Hogden).
Hart learns that the girl he has become romantically involved with is Professor Kingsfield's daughter.

December 5, 1978: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Season 1, episode 11
W: John Jay Osborn Jr., Leigh Curran   D: Larry Eikann

With Alan Napier (Judge Reynolds), Elizabeth Raines (Carly), Teresa Baxter (Helen McMillan), Debbie Zipp (Nancy Poleto), Jessica Salem (Adele Mallison), Monica MacLean (Ellen).
Elizabeth Logan's challenging question to a visiting Supreme Court justice about his failure to hire women as law clerks brings about an organized boycott of Kingsfield's class.

December 12, 1978: Bell's In Love
Season 1, episode 12
W: Richard Kramer   D: Peter Levin

With Sherry Hursey (Jennie Todd), Michael Goodwin (Roger Todd), Herb Mendelsohn (Peterson), James Saito (Kai).
Girl-shy Willis Bell is asked to look after Hart's troubled ex-girlfriend.

January 9, 1979: An Act Of Desperation
Season 1, episode 13
W: James Menzies, Marvin Kupfer   D: Carl Kugel

With John Devlin (Slaughter), Priscilla Taylor (Miss Hogden), David Drucker (Mann), Albert Sanders (Borish).
Pre-midterm jitters lead one of the law students to hire a tutor and obtain old Kingsfield exam questions.

January 19, 1979: Losing Streak
Season 1, episode 14
W: Shimon Wincelberg   D: Alex March

With Christine Belford (Chris Carlyle), W.K. Stratton (McKinnon), Stephen Parr (Baker), Jessica Salem (Mallison).
Anderson's penchant for gambling, both at the card table and in the classroom, lands him in serious trouble.

February 6, 1979: The Man In The Chair
Season 1, episode 15
W: Jerome Ross   D: Robert C. Thompson

With Jayne Meadows (Marian Chandler), Leigh McCloskey (Paul Chandler), Tony Plana (Marcos).
The study group senses that a handicapped student's desire to join them is motivated by reasons other than friendship.

February 13, 1979: A Matter Of Honor
Season 1, episode 16
W: Albert Aley, Marvin Kupfer   D: Seymour Robbie

With Denise Nicholas (Donna Scott), Jack Manning (Dean Rutherford), Royce Wallace (Mrs. Scott), Alex Curi (George), William Prince (Blair Correll).
Kingsfield assigns a reluctant Hart the task of tutoring an Affirmative Action student who is taking Kingsfield's course.

February 20, 1979: The Apprentice
Season 1, episode 17
W: William Hopkins   D: Kenneth C. Gilbert

With Jordan Clarke (Snow), Michael Durrell (Gilbert), George Petrie (Donnenfield), Byron Morrow (Bryant), Carole Goldman (Carol).
Hart gets a taste of corporate law when Professor Kingsfield handles a multi-million dollar case with Hart as his research assistant.

February 27, 1979: Once More With Feeling
Season 1, episode 18
W: William Froug   D: Marvin Kupfer

With Robert Reed (Professor Howard), Judith Chapman (Amelia Hutton), Boyd Bodwell (Langhorn), Ysabel MacCloskey (Mrs. Connell), Karl Ellis (Green), Christine Dickinson (Eileen), Kay Cummings (Doris), Linda McClure (Gwen).
Top student Elizabeth Logan is mystified when she receives a low exam score from a respected law professor.

March 20, 1979: The Clay Footed Idol
Season 1, episode 19
W: David P. Harmon   D: Larry Eikann

With June Havoc (Mrs. Peters), Jessica Salem (Miss Mallison), Michael Morrison (Simmons).
The study group retries a case originally handled by then-attorney Kingsfield, and their investigation leads to a lady lawyer who knows about a surprising chapter from his past.

March 27, 1979: The Tables Down At Ernie's
Season 1, episode 20
W: Worley Thorne   D: Philip Leacock

With Eduard Franz (Ernie Sr.), Jack Manning (Dean Rutherford), Harry Davis (Ludwig), Helen Kleeb (Mrs. Kornbluh), Jan Arvan (Mr. Kornbluh), Carole Goldman (Carol), Virginia Baker (Andrea).
It's Hart vs. Kingsfield when the university building committee plans to raze Ernie's Tavern.

April 17, 1979: A Case Of Detente
Season 1, episode 21
W: David P. Harmon   D: Robert C. Thompson

With Zitto Kazann (Vassily), Brianne Leary (Tania), Mark Hanks (Ivan), Larry Cedar (Gregor), Jack Manning (Dean Rutherford), Jessica Salem (Marcia Mallison), Sandor Naszody (Novikov).
Hart's romance with a Russian gymnast on a goodwill tour of the U.S. results in disciplinary action that could ruin her career.

May 15, 1979: Scavenger Hunt
Season 1, episode 22
W: John Jay Osborn Jr.   D: Jack Bender

With Wendy Rastattar (Lisa Bell), Biff McGuire (Professor Smathers), Jack Manning (Dean Rutherford), William Dozier (Lindsay).
In an effort to complete a study exercise for Kingsfield, frenzied students make a shambles of the campus library system.


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