Cinema Sentries and Warner Archive have teamed up to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win Hawkins:The Complete TV Movie Collection.
In his review, Sentry Steve Geise describes the premise of Hawkins, "[Jimmy] Stewart plays a folksy Southern defense attorney named Billy Jim Hawkins, using his country charm and low-key manner to fool opposing counsel into underestimating his considerable legal abilities. Sounds like Matlock, right? It plays out like that too, although I noticed more similarity to early Columbo episodes due to the same early ‘70s era and corresponding style. He doesn’t spend much time in the courtroom, instead devoting the bulk of his efforts to interviewing his clients and investigating the details of each case, such as visiting murder scenes and other places visited by suspects."
Although Stewart won a Golden Globe for his performance, Hawkins aired for one season on CBS between 1973 and 1974 as part of The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies, alternating broadcast weeks with a TV series adaptation of blaxploitation film classic Shaft.
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Hawkins:The Complete TV Movie Collection is currently available from Warner Archive.