Hardcastle & McCormick

Hardcastle & McCormick

A former judge and the last defendant he faced pair up and try to solve cases that were thrown out of court.

Episode Guide

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Chip Off the Ol' Milt (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Chip Off the Ol' Milt

    Mark takes a job as a paralegal, leaving the judge with an auto repossession and repair business.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Day the Music Died (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Day the Music Died

    Mark learns his teenage idol, a New Jersey disc jockey, is involved in drugs, murder and payola.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - In the Eye of the Beholder (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    In the Eye of the Beholder

    An invasion of foreign agents and greedy scamps makes Hardcastle consider Mark's report of gold-bearing leprechauns.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Poker Night (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Poker Night

    Burglars take hostages and wound one of the players at Hardcastle's poker game.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - McCormick's Bar & Grill (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    McCormick's Bar & Grill

    Mark and Milt find graves in the cellar of an Irish pub that Mark's father (Steve Lawrence) won in a poker game.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Round Up the Old Gang (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Round Up the Old Gang

    Hardcastle rounds up his old basketball team for a rescue mission when he learns of a former college buddy's troubles.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Brother Can You Spare a Crime? (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Brother Can You Spare a Crime?

    Mark tries reconciling Milt with his brother (Kenneth Mars), until the judge learns the reason for the visit.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - When I Look Back on All the Things (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    When I Look Back on All the Things

    Mark's ex-girlfriend, who was responsible for his arrest, forges his name on a condominium contract.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Hardcastle for Mayor (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Hardcastle for Mayor

    Mayoral candidate Hardcastle and Mark discover a councilman's death is linked to an illegal toxic-waste dump.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - If You Could See What I See (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    If You Could See What I See

    While he takes over for a dead divorce attorney, Milt's new housekeeper (Rosemary Clooney) foresees McCormick's death.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Duet for Two Wind Instruments (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Duet for Two Wind Instruments

    The judge's guilty verdict in an assault case is overturned and a prisoner (Cotter Smith) is released.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Conventional Warfare (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Conventional Warfare

    At a judges' convention, McCormick is mistaken for a hit man, and Milt allies with a mobster to nab the killer.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Mirage a Trois (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Mirage a Trois

    Pressure from two governments forces Mark into betrothal with a Middle East princess (Lycia Naff); guest Michael Ansara.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - You're 16, You're Beautiful, and You're His (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    You're 16, You're Beautiful, and You're His

    Beauty-pageant judges McCormick and Hardcastle uncover an alien-smuggling ring while trying to help a lovesick entrant.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Strangle Hold (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Strangle Hold

    The judge and Mark investigate a woman wrestler's murder and learn the wrestling clubs conceal white slavery.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Games People Play (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Games People Play

    TV-game-winner Mark thinks nothing can break his lucky streak, but a backstage murder changes his mind.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    Hardcastle, certain he has only six months to live, sails off into the clutches of hijackers.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Career Breaker (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Career Breaker

    Mark plans an escape after a rural sheriff frames Hardcastle for rape; guests Matt Clark, Randall "Tex" Cobb.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Something's Going On on This Train (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Something's Going On on This Train

    McCormick races to rescue the judge when he discovers a murder may occur on a train's 50th-anniversary run.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Yankee Clipper (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Yankee Clipper

    McCormick's sorrow turns to shock when his old Vietnam buddy shows up to rob his own coffin.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Faster Heart (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Faster Heart

    Mark investigates the near-fatal crash of a champion drag racer who once jilted him.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - She Ain't Deep But She Sure Runs Fast (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    She Ain't Deep But She Sure Runs Fast

    The judge and McCormick survive a plane crash in the wilderness, then encounter savage mountain men.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Angie's Choice (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Angie's Choice

    The judge and McCormick find two tots on the doorstep with a note asking Hardcastle to take care of them.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Game You Learn From Your Father (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Game You Learn From Your Father

    A murderer's dying confession haunts Milt because a baseball player was convicted of the crime; guest Ron Cey.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Undercover McCormick (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Undercover McCormick

    Mark poses as a policeman to help Hardcastle bring to justice a group of rogue officers murdering criminals.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Surprise on Seagull Beach (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Surprise on Seagull Beach

    The beach below Gull's Way is the site of a hunt for lost gold intended for Nazi sympathizers during World War II.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Birthday Present (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Birthday Present

    Mark and the son of Milt's slain police friend unite when the judge is shot during a murder trial.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - You Don't Hear the One That Gets You (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    You Don't Hear the One That Gets You

    A larcenous duo (Wings Hauser, Karlene Crockett) separates McCormick from his $20,000 prize for a stock-car race.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Long Ago Girl (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Long Ago Girl

    The woman (Anne Lloyd Francis) Hardcastle nearly married 40 years ago is now widowed and charged with murder.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle & McCormick (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle & McCormick

    The judge's aunts (Mary Martin, Mildred Natwick) probe a mystery writer's curious death.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - What's So Funny? (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    What's So Funny?

    McCormick poses as a comedian to investigate the deaths of several comics.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Too Rich and Too Thin (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Too Rich and Too Thin

    Milton joins an exclusive health farm to investigate a friend's death.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - There Goes the Neighborhood (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    A crime-watch group in Hardcastle's neighborhood encounters international espionage.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Pennies From a Dead Man's Eyes (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Pennies From a Dead Man's Eyes

    An ex-convict (Larry Gatlin) must evade record executives who want to kill him for his song rights.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Hate the Picture, Love the Frame (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Hate the Picture, Love the Frame

    Christmas for Mark and Hardcastle may be postponed after a gun-smuggler frames the judge for murder.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - It Coulda Been Worse She Coulda Been a Welder (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    It Coulda Been Worse She Coulda Been a Welder

    The judge's niece runs into the mob and attempted murder after she strives to save a student hangout.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - One of the Girls From Accounting (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    One of the Girls From Accounting

    A city clerk discovers unemployed police are dispensing their version of justice.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - You and the Horse You Rode In On (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    You and the Horse You Rode In On

    Resentful Mark moves out of Gull's Way and becomes a salesman, not knowing his predecessor was murdered.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Whatever Happened to Guts? (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Whatever Happened to Guts?

    Fame seduces Hardcastle when he helps a colleague by acting as judge on a TV courtroom-show.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Never My Love (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Never My Love

    McCormick returns from the funeral of his high-school girlfriend and finds her message on the answering machine.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - D-Day (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Milton's sister-in-law discovers her criminology instructor (Greg Mullavey) deals drugs.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - You Would Cry, Too, If It Happened to You (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    You Would Cry, Too, If It Happened to You

    Mark has a "small" party while Hardcastle is away, but the judge returns and finds the house cleaned out.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Ties My Father Sold Me (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Ties My Father Sold Me

    The two go to Atlantic City to find Mark's long-lost father (Steve Lawrence), a lounge singer.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Outlaw Champion (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Outlaw Champion

    The judge and McCormick help Mark's old rival (Larry Wilcox), a famous auto racer threatened by unscrupulous backers.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Scared Stiff (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Scared Stiff

    Prison inmates abused by corrupt officials revolt, taking Mark and the judge hostage; guests Red West, Daryl Anderson.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Really Neat Cars and Guys With a Sense of Humor (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Really Neat Cars and Guys With a Sense of Humor

    Mark's mechanic (Patrick Collins) "borrows" Coyote to impress a rich woman he met through a dating service.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Did You See the One That Got Away? (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Did You See the One That Got Away?

    The judge sees a man he sentenced to life and later discovers the criminal's records have disappeared.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Homecoming (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Homecoming

    With Hardcastle presumed dead, McCormick goes into hiding with the daughter of one of the murdered alumni.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Homecoming (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Homecoming

    Two old classmates of the judge's die mysteriously at his reunion in Kansas.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Georgia Street Motors (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Georgia Street Motors

    An inmate's decision to forgo parole leads to a band of vigilante judges; guest Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - School for Scandal (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    School for Scandal

    A society-party heist leads Milt and Mark to a sophisticated, crime-school founder (Robert Culp).

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Mr. Hardcastle Goes to Washington (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Mr. Hardcastle Goes to Washington

    Mark and Hardcastle investigate a plot against the judge's nomination to the Supreme Court.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Whistler's Pride (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Whistler's Pride

    Hardcastle races his inherited Thoroughbred, unaware a desperate woman has fixed the competition.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Third Down and Twenty Years to Life (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Third Down and Twenty Years to Life

    Mark poses as a student to discover if a man Hardcastle sentenced for murder actually committed the crime.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Just Another Round of That Old Song (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Just Another Round of That Old Song

    Mark and Milton help an ex-convict find a 25-year-old cache before a crooked, retired police officer does.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Flying Down to Rio (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Flying Down to Rio

    Hardcastle is framed for drug dealing when he and Mark try to stop Caribbean gunrunners.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Hotshoes (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    So he can fill in for an injured driver, Mark begs Milt not to harass a race-car owner.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Prince of Fat City (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Prince of Fat City

    Milt and Mark shelter a young gang member (Stoney Jackson) marked for death from several fronts.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Killer B's (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Killer B's

    Milton talks old pal Buddy Ebsen into taking a B-movie role in a plan to trap a drug-dealing producer.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Once Again With Vigorish (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Once Again With Vigorish

    Hardcastle plans to trap a dangerous loan shark by having Mark pose as a desperate escaped convict.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Boxer (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Boxer

    By pressuring a young boxer's father, a crooked promoter tries to force the Olympic hopeful to turn professional.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Black Widow (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Black Widow

    Mark and the judge get involved with a woman (Marta Du Bois) linked to the strange deaths of mob leaders.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Goin' Nowhere Fast (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Goin' Nowhere Fast

    A convict (Robert Desiderio), seeking revenge on Hardcastle, escapes with the help of the warden's wife.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - The Crystal Duck (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Crystal Duck

    Mark violates parole by sheltering his ex-cellmate, who later holds up the judge's weekly poker game.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Man in a Glass House (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Man in a Glass House

    Mobsters snatch a priest, the son of an ex-gangster, to get the father's incriminating files.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Rolling Thunder (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Rolling Thunder

    Retiring Judge Hardcastle offers McCormick an unusual deal, help him fight crime or go to prison.

  • Hardcastle & McCormick - Rolling Thunder (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Rolling Thunder

    Race-driver Mark McCormick, tricked into stealing an experimental car, comes before Judge Milton Hardcastle.