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Slattery's People is a 1964-1965 American television series about local politics starring Richard Crenna as title character James Slattery, a state legislator, co-starring Ed Asner and Tol Avery, and featuring Carroll O'Connor and Warren Oates in a couple of episodes each. James E. Moser was executive producer. The program, telecast on CBS, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Slattery's People is mainly notable for having been one of the few American television series spotlighting the travails of local politicians, a topic that other programs of the period mainly avoided.

Many television critics highly praised the series. Many politicians also approved of the program. U.S. Representative James C. Corman said in a Congressional Record statement on September 30, 1964, “I am pleased that they have taken the high road to show a legislator’s life, and have not pandered to sensationalism or unreality to stimulate an audience following.”

Moser's script for the pilot was printed as an appendix in Teleplay; an introduction to television writing by Coles Trapnell.

Television composer Nathan Scott wrote the theme music for Slattery's People.

  1. James E. Moser


Series Cast

  1. Richard Crenna

    Richard Crenna

    36 Episodes

  2. Ed Asner

    Ed Asner

    36 Episodes

  3. Tol Avery

    Tol Avery

    36 Episodes

  4. Alejandro Rey

    Alejandro Rey

    36 Episodes

  5. Kathie Browne

    Kathie Browne

    36 Episodes

  6. Francine York

    Francine York

    36 Episodes

  7. Elizabeth Allen

    1 Episode

  8. Ricardo Montalban

    Ricardo Montalban

    1 Episode

  9. Lew Ayres

    Lew Ayres

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 2

1965 | 10 Episodes

Season 2 of Slattery's People premiered on September 17, 1965.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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