CTVA US Legal Drama - "The Defenders" (Herbert Brodkin/CBS) Season 2 (1962-63)

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Starring E.G. Marshall  & Robert Reed
Season 2 (CBS) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:

Rina Fox, Tom Alger, Cindy Rumbold , Leonard Rachiele,  Michael A. Levin, Bob Lamm
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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 CBS Saturdays 8:30 pm Eastern (reruns 10:00pm?)
34 episodes

2.01 [33] The Defenders: THE VOICES OF DEATH
15Sep62 CBS Sat
Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Stars:
Ruth Roman (as Martha Harrow)
Doro Merande
Judson Laire
J. D. Cannon
Episode focuses on the implications of capital punishment.
Martha Harrow (Ruth Roman) is charged with the first-degree murder of
her alcoholic hasband.

2.02 [34] The Defenders: BLOOD COUNTY
22Sep62 CBS Sat (Network rerun 27Jul63 CBS Sat 10:00pm)
Written by Ernest Kinoy
Directed by Buzz Kulik
 Guest Stars: [TA]
Henry Jones .............. Sheriff Hapgood
James Olsen .............. Linus Hale
Thomas Chalmers .......... Judge Masters
James Broderick .......... George Schreiber
William Hickey ........... Harry Lewis
with:
George Ebeling ........... Game Warden
Brandon Maggart .......... Deputy
Lester Rawlins ........... Dr. Wohl
Barnard Hughes ........... Judge
Griff Evans .............. Clerk
Graham Jarvis ............ Almayer
Ted Erwin ................ Whitely Dawes 
Synopsis 1:
In a small town, the Prestons slam into a wall of hostility and silence
as they defend two hunters charged with murder.
Synopsis 2:
It's an evil day when two deer hunters set foot in Blood County. The local
folks don't take kindly to outsiders. One of the visitors is soon brought
up on a murder charge, and counsel are two more outsiders - Preston and his
son Ken. They get the feeling that the natives won't mind if the defendant
is convicted - guilty or not. [TA]

2.03 [35] The Defenders: THE INDELIBLE SILENCE
29Sep62
Written by Charles Garment
Directed by Don Richardson
Guest Stars:
Dennis Hopper
Donald Davis
Shepperd Strudwick
A shattering drama focusing on a young neo-Nazi (Dennis Hopper) charged
with murder - and a witness who refuses to testify.

2.04 [36] The Defenders: THE SEVEN GHOSTS OF SIMON GRAY
6Oct62
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Paul Bogart
    Guest Stars:
Ed Begley (father of Ed Begley, Jr.)
Barbara Baxley
Ed Begley portrays an elderly derelict hospitalized after a suicide attempt.
His only identification: Lawrence Preston's business card.

2.05 [37] The Defenders: THE UNWANTED
13Oct62
Written by Robert Thom
Directed by Alex March
Guest Stars:
    Diana Hyland
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Milton Selzer
A child becomes a pawn in a bitter courtroom battle when a woman tries to
reclaim the daughter she gave up for adoption years before.

2.06 [38] The Defenders: MADMAN Pt.1 20Oct62
2.07 [39] The Defenders: MADMAN Pt.2 27Oct62
Pt. 1 Written by Robert Pendelbury (Robert Thom, Reginald Rose)
Pt. 2 Written by Ed Tashley (Robert Thom)
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Stars:
Sylvia Sidney
Don Gordon (as Joey Tassili)
John Beal
Robert Gerringer
Part 1: In an episode examining the legal definition of insanity, a man
(Don Gordon) confesses to one murder - and hints he may be responsible for others.
Part 2: Convinced that confessed killer Joey Tassili is psychotic, the
Prestons prepare his defense, intending to test the legal definition of  insanity.

2.08 [40] The Defenders: THE BIGAMIST
3Nov62
Written by David Karp
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Stars:
Felicia Farr
Jason Evers (as Steve Janos)
Steve Janos (Jason Evers) faces a bigamy charge unless he returns to his
first wife - an alcoholic whom he deserted years before.

2.09 [41] The Defenders: THE AVENGER
17Nov62
Written by James Lee
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Stars:
Murray Hamilton
Ludwig Donath (as Dr. Mayer Loeb)
Irene Dailey
Peter Von Zerneck
A long search comes to an end for Dr. Mayer Loeb (Ludwig Donath) when he
finds - and kills - the man responsible for murdering his wife and son
in a Nazi concentration camp.

2.10 [42] The Defenders: THE INVISIBLE BADGE
24Nov62
Written by William Woolfolk
Directed by John Newland
Guest Stars:
William Shatner
Lois Smith
with
Joe Maross
Bert Wheeler
William Shatner stars as an assistant DA whose career is threatened when
he's accused of accepting a bribe.

2.11 [43] The Defenders: THE HIDDEN JUNGLE
1Dec62
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Dennis Sanders
Guest Stars:
Jean Stapleton (All In the Family)
Carroll O'Connor (All In the Family, In the Heat of the Night),
Rudy Bond
Frank Overton
Indicted for first-degree murder, a former mental patient (Carroll O'Connor)
faces conviction - and execution - on circumstantial evidence.

2.12 [44] The Defenders: THE SAVAGE INFANT
8Dec62
Written by David Karp
Directed by Don Richardson
guest stars
Juano Hernandez
Mario Alcalde
Miriam Coplon
John Costopoulos
The Prestons' efforts to console a condemned murderer's son are mis-
interpreted by the youth - who retaliates by wrecking the lawyers' apartment.

2.13 [45] The Defenders: THE APOSTLE
15Dec62
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Charles Dubin
Guest Stars:
John Kerr
Albert Salmi (Petrocelli)
Lester Rawlins
Albert Salmi stars as a street-corner preacher charged with attempted robbery.

2.14 [46] The Defenders: GRANDMA TNT
22Dec62
Written by David Karp
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Cast:
Lillian Gish ........ Louise Clarendon aka Grandma TNT
Enid Markey ......... Elspeth Clarendon
Mary Finney ......... Genevieve Clarendon
Lucy Landau ......... Miss Parkhurst
Lou Jacobi .......... Schwartz
Sam Capuano ......... Strafucci
Kermit Murdock ...... District Attorney
Elisabeth Fraser .... Mrs. Hunt
Don McHenry ......... Judge
Jan Henry ........... Captain McCoy
Synopsis:
Lillian Gish stars as "Grandma TNT," a sweet old lady who threatens to
blow up a bank - unless she receives exactly $1342.76.
(UK airdates: 12Mar63 BBC / repeated 3Apr64 BBC Fri 8:00pm)

2.15 [47] The Defenders: DEATH TAKES THE STAND
29Dec62 CBS Sat (rebroadcast 05Sep64)
Written by David Davidson
Directed by Ted Post
Guest Stars:
Jeremy Slate ........... Paul Nicholas
Linda Marsh ............ Carla March
Sandor Szabo ........... Howard March
Lou Antonio ............ Bo Jackson
Fredd Wayne ............ District Attorney
Bramwell Fletcher ...... Magistrate
Synopsis 1:
Howard March will stop at nothing to prevent his teenage
daughter from driving her boyfriend to Vermont.
Synopsis 2:
Teenager Carla March wants to drive her boyfriend Paul Nichols to his
new job in Vermont. But Carla's father objects to the trip, and plans
to stop his daughter - by any means. [RF]

2.16 [48] The Defenders: KILL OR BE KILLED
5Jan63
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Sydney Pollack
guest stars
Joanne Linville
Simon Oakland (Kolchak)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
A condemned murderer kills a guard and escapes, unaware of the grim irony
at work: he was cleared of the original murder charge.

2.17 [49] The Defenders: MAN AGAINST HIMSELF
12Jan63
Written by Raphael Hayes
Directed by Paul Bogart
Guest Stars:
Marc Connelly
Ivan Dixon (as Danny Ross)(Hogan's Heroes)
J.D. Cannon
Facing a possible 15-year sentence for manslaughter, Danny Ross (Ivan Dixon)
insists on handling his own defense.

2.18 [50] The Defenders: THE POISONED FRUIT DOCTRINE
19Jan63
Written by A.J. Russell
Directed by Shepard Traube
Guest Stars:
Stuart Erwin (as Joseph Green)
Donald Harron
Virginia Gilmore
The admission of evidence gained by wire tapping is discussed in this
episode. Cigar-stand owner Joseph Green (Stuart Erwin) retains the Prestons
when he's arrested for dope peddling.

2.19 [51] The Defenders: POLTERGEIST
26Jan63 CBS Sat
Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by David Greene
Guest Cast:
Mary Astor .............. Flora Goode
Patrick O'Neal .......... Jackson Dark
Charles Aidman .......... Dr. Fred Burton
Brett Somers ............ Maude Vega
Howard St. John ......... Charles Goode
Toby Robins ............. Sara Burton
Joan Hackett ............ Joan Miller (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
The Prestons turn detectives when a friend is mysteriously poisoned during a seance.
Synopsis 2:
On a weekend visit to the home of Flora' and Charles Goode, the
Prestons attend a seance - during which Charles has the bad taste
to drop dead. When the doctor detects poison as the cause, the
Prestons decide to do some amateur detective work. [RF]

 
2.20 [52] The Defenders: ORDEAL
02Feb63 CBS Sat
Written by David Shaw
Directed by Alex March
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ............ Michael Hillyer
Louise Troy .............. Beatrice Hillyer
Peggy Maurer ............. Sally Trowbridge
Malachi Throne ........... District Attorney
Arthur Batanides.......... Detective Bryans
Synopsis:
Beatrice Hillyer hires a gunman to kill her - after she carefully
prepares evidence pointing to her estranged husband as the murderer

2.21 [53] The Defenders: THE HOUR BEFORE DOOMSDAY
09Feb63 CBS Sat
Written by William Woolfolk
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Cast:
Kevin McCarthy .......... Ralph Johnson
John Cullum ............. Jeremiah, the Prophet
Alan Hewitt ............. Ben Needham
Theo Goetz .............. George Earnshaw
Carl Low ................ Peterson
Synopsis 1:
Ralph Johnson, a newspaper reporter who is sued for libel by
self-styled religious leader Jeremiah the Prophet.
Synopsis 2:
Reporter Ralph Johnson and his paper, The Daily Courier are being sued
for libel by a self-styled religious leader named Jeremiah the Prophet.
Jeremiah called a press conference to publicize his Madison Square
Garden rally and Johnson not only asked the wrong questions - he also
printed the answers. [RF]

 
2.22 [54] The Defenders: THE TRAITOR
16Feb63 CBS Sat
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by David Greene
Guest Cast:
Fritz Weaver ............. Vincent Kayle
Tim O'Connor ............. Frank Evans
Tom Clancy ............... Merv Erwin
Mary Perry ............... Sarah Ernst
George Hall .............. Lew Bartlett
Herbert Ratner ........... Judge
Synopsis 1:
Representing accused traitor Vincent Kayle, Preston must
prepare a defense while struggling against his deep personal disgust for the man's actions.
Synopsis 2:
Aircraft worker Vincent Kayle is accused by the FBI of transmitting
classified information to a foreign power. Preston is not only
concerned with defending Kayle - he must also struggle against his
personal disgust for the man's actions. [RF]

2.23 [055] The Defenders: THE EYE OF FEAR
23Feb63 CBS Sat
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast: [RF]
Robert Loggia .............. Jerry Thomas
George Matthews ............ Detective Al Marks
Rebecca Drake .............. Julia Billings
Dolph Sweet ................ Detective Hank Andrews
John McGovern .............. Judge
Robert Gerringer ........... D.A. Louis Fontana
John Scanlan ............... Minister
William Cottrell ........... Doctor
Synopsis:
No one is more surprised than Jerry Thomas when the police
find his wife dead in the bedroom.

2.24 [56] The Defenders: METAMORPHOSIS
2Mar63
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by David Greene
Guest Stars:
Robert Duvall
William Redfield
Ossie Davis
Bert Freed
At Luke Jackson's final clemency hearing, Preston argues that the convicted
murderer has become a model of rehabilitation during his seven years on death row.

2.25 [57] The Defenders: THE LAST ILLUSION
9Mar63
Written by William Woolfolk
Directed by David Greene
Guest Stars:
Betsy Von Furstenberg
James Farentino
Frank Silvera (The High Chaparral)
The DA suspects foul play when a magician dies in his attempt to escape
from a coffin-like box lowered into the river.

2.26 [58] The Defenders: THE HEATHEN
23Mar63
Written by Ernest Kinoy
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Star:
Larry Gates
    Gerald Hiken (as Roger Wesley)
Ellen McRae
Ignoring an old taboo, prep-school instructor Roger Wesley (Gerald Hiken)
puts his job in jeopardy by allowing students to express atheistic ideas.

2.27 [59] The Defenders: A BOOK FOR BURNING
30Mar63
Written by William Woolfolk
Directed by David Greene
guest stars
Sam Wanamaker
Alexander Scourby
Georgann Johnson
Walter Abel
Artistic expression and pornography are the issues in this drama. The
Prestons defend an author charged with selling an "obscene and immoral" book.

2.28 [60] The Defenders: A TASTE OF VENGEANCE
6Apr63
Written by A.J. Russell
Directed by Don Richardson
Guest Stars:
Ann Harding
Edward Binns
Collin Wilcox
with
Marc Connelly
The Prestons defend a woman accused of killing her terminally ill husband.

 
2.29 [61] The Defenders: THE COLOSSUS
13Apr63 CBS Sat
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Paul Bogart
Guest Stars:
Leo Genn ............... Dr. Morten Chaney
Donald Moffat .......... Dr. Leon Elm
Joe Mantell ............ District Attorney Lavin
Luis Van Rooten ........ Dr. William Claremont
Jon Voight ............. Alan Link
Walter Klavun .......... Judge
Julie Bovasso .......... Ruth Brenner
Tonio Selwart .......... Dr. Von Ecker
Howard Caine ........... Detective Bloch
Eleanor Lynn ........... Mrs. Frank
Synopsis 1:
On trial for killing his wife, a Nobel Prize winner gambles that a jury
won't convict him because of his contributions to science.
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Morten Chaney, a world-renowned scientist, gambles that a jury will
not convict him of murder because of his valuable contributions to science.
He is accused of strangling his wife Margo when, angered by his neglect of
his family, she begins smashing his laboratory equipment. [RF]

2.30 [62] The Defenders: JUDGMENT EVE
20Apr63
Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by David Greene
Guest Stars:
Michael Conrad
Louise Larabee
Renee Taylor
Gene Hackman
Quartered in a hotel, members of a deadlocked jury discuss the case among
themselves - despite orders to the contrary.

 
2.31 [063] The Defenders: THE NOOSE
27Apr63 CBS Sat
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Stars:
Milton Selzer ...... Raymond Kimble
Larry Hagman ....... Jim Lewton
Bruce Gordon ....... Bennett Fletcher
Rochelle Oliver .... Jean Lowell
Roy Poole .......... Lee Sanderson
Clement Fowler ..... Traeger
Joseph Julian ...... Edward Fry
Joe Silver ......... Dennis Meegan
Synopsis 1:
The Prestons try to clear the name of a murder suspect who was lynched
before he could be brought to trial.
Synopsis 2:
Arriving in Briggs landing to defend Edward Fry on a murder charge, the
Prestons find they're too late - three men have broken into the
jailhouse and lynched their client. [RF]

2.32 [064] The Defenders: EVERYBODY ELSE IS DEAD
11May63
Written by James Lee
Directed by Paul Bogart
Guest Stars:
Geraldine Brooks
Darren McGavin (Riverboat, Kolchak)
Val Avery
Preston develops a strong affection for the woman he is representing in a divorce case.

2.33 [065] The Defenders: THE TRIAL OF TWENTY-TWO
18May63
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Guest Stars:
Lilia Skala
Morgan Sterne
Vincent Gardenia
Akim Tamiroff
Ignoring his father's advice, Fred Solasky defies a powerful union leader -
and finds himself facing a murder charge.

2.34 [066] The Defenders: THE BROTHER KILLERS
25May63
Written by David Karp
Directed by Don Richardson
Guest Stars:
Conrad Nagel
Paul Stevens
Ken Kercheval
Robert Earl Jones
with
Gene Raymond
Peter Fonda
Jon Voight
Three college students face conviction for manslaughter when a youth dies
during a fraternity initiation.

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