CTVA US Legal Drama - "Justice" (NBC) Season 1 (Early 1954)

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Starring Dane Clark (as Richard Adams)  
Season 1 (NBC) (Early 1954)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, J. Fred MacDonald, Katherine Spring 
references:-
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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NBC Thursdays 8:30pm EST
release date 08Apr54

 1.01 Justice: THE BAKER'S SONS [Premiere Episode]
08Apr54 NBC Thurs
Producer David Susskind
Co-producer John Rust
Teleplay by Irving Gaynor Neiman
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Composer Bernie Green
Narrator Westbrook Van Voorhis
starring Dane Clark as Richard Adams
Guest cast:
Philip Abbott
Lili Darvas
Oskar Homolka

Synopsis:
A man is accused of his brother's crime. From files of the Legal Aid Society. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A father persuades his younger son to go to jail for the older worthless son. [RF]

1.02 Justice: KEITH'S CASE
15Apr1954 NBC Thur
Producer David Susskind
Teleplay by Andrew J. Russell
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
Richard Kiley
Phyllis Kirk
Warren Stevens

Synopsis:
Keith's Case is the story of a war veteran reported dead and suddenly reappears to find
his wife remarried. [RF]

1.03 Justice: RUN FROM HONOR
22Apr1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
Sidney Blackmer
Wallace Ford
Eileen Heckart

Synopsis:
The story of a school bus driver who is to be honored by the community with a safe driving award.
The driver Ed Simmons, however, views the imminent ceremonies with dread, fearful the consequent
personal publicity will throw the limelight on his guilty past. His wife and son are confused,
then alarmed by his strange behavior, as he apparently seeks to run from the honor. When the son learns
the truth, he turns to a local Legal Aid lawyer in an attempt to untangle his father's web of guilt. [RF]

1.04 Justice: POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION
29Apr1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Robert Alan Arthur
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
Louisa Horton
Ben Gazzara
Don Hanmer

Synopsis:
A paroled orphan is floundering in a struggle to find himself and go straight. [RF]

1.05 Justice: THE QUIET LIFE
06May1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
Ed Begley
J. Carrol Naish

Synopsis:
An immigrant laborer keeps silent about sub-standard cement being used on a new building because
his crooked boss knows the laborer's guilty past. [RF]

1.06 Justice: HIT AND RUN
13May1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Earl Hamner
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
E.G. Marshall
Betty Field
Ed Begley

Synopsis:
Harry Larner is driving home late at night in a blinding rainstorm. He lowers his head for a moment
to light a cigarette and then looks up. Ahead of him looms a newsboy on a bicycle. He desperately
swings the wheel in a vain attempt to avoid crashing into him. After a brief agonizing moment of
indecision after Harry stops his car to look at the prostrate boy with the crumpled bike and the
newspapers scattered all over the street. Harry panic stricken jumps back into his car and drives off.
He does not tell his wife about the accident and from this point on the mounting tension in Harry as
he tries in vain to run from his hit-and-run crime only to find it waiting for him at each turn. [RF]

1.07 Justice: AN EYE FOR AN EYE
20May1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Robert Alan Arthur
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
Skip Homeier
Richard Kiley
Harvey Lembeck

Synopsis:
An Army sergeant is being court-martialed on charges of betraying his comrades to the enemy while
they were prisoners of war in Korea. [RF]

1.08 Justice: IN THE DEEP NIGHT
27May1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Halsted Welles
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
Rod Steiger
Johnny Stewart

Synopsis:
A murderer intimidates a witness to prevent him from testifying. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A woman stands trial accused of stabbing her husband. Two witnesses to the crime are brought in and
one is found to be withholding information that would incriminate the real killer. [RF]

1.09 Justice: THE EIGHT ALIEN BOYS
03Jun1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest Cast:
James Barton
Mildred Natwick
Daniel Petrie
.... Crochety Old Man
Morton Stevens
Frank Overton

Synopsis:
An aging eccentric man reveres the memory of his seven ancestors who were killed in the battle of 1776.
The plaque he erected on the hallowed ground is endangered by a proposed road construction and he launches
a battle to prevent its destruction. [RF]
*NOTE: Daniel Petrie, the show's director, stepped in when the leading man James Barton lost his voice.
He played the role convincingly - his lines being fed to him through an earpiece that looked like a hearing aid.


1.10 Justice: THE GREEDY MAN
10Jun1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Robert Alan Aurthur
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Eddie Firestone
Nancy Guild
Joseph Sweeney
Russell Hardie

Synopsis:
A poor man asks the Legal Aid Society to help him get money from a wealthy, but incompetent relative. [RF]

1.11 Justice: THE DESPERATE ONE
17June1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Frank Gilroy
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Madge Evans
Lorne Greene
Nancy Guild

Synopsis:
A boy is a pawn in the divorce of his bitter parents. [RF]

1.12 Justice: THE SPINSTER
24Jun1954 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Signe Hasso
Peter Cookson
Paul McGrath

Synopsis:
An old maid inherits $50,000 and finds herself irresistably drawn to a handsome suitor. [RF]

1.13 Justice: CALL ME GUILTY
01Jul1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Mann Rubin
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Ernest Truex
Royal Dano
Ray Walston

Synopsis:
A lonely old eccentric earns his livelihood by carving toys. Plagued by an unquenchable desire to be
noticed, he is constantly showing up at the police station to confess to unsolved crimes which he has
not committed. [RF]

1.14 Justice: THE SCANDAL THAT ROCKED THE TOWN
08Jul1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
John Kerr
June Walker
Harry Townes
Jack Klugman

Synopsis:
A basketball player worries that gamblers are causing his turn of bad luck on the court. [RF]
*NOTE: This was actor John Kerr's first tv appearance with his famous mother actress June Walker.

1.15 Justice: MURDER AT RED OAKS
15Jul1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by David Shaw
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Dick Foran
Joe Maross
Dan Morgan

Synopsis:
A man who is accused of murder due to his past record and circumstantial evidence. [RF]

1.16 Justice: RIDE WITH TERROR
22Jul54 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Directed by William Corrigan
Guest cast:
Eddie Firestone
Nina Foch
Philip Abbott

Synopsis:
A paroled convict is on his way home from prison, hitch-hikes a ride and gets caught up with a
murderer on the lam. [RF]

1.17 Justice: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
29Jul1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Alvin Sapinsley
Directed by William Corrigan
Guest cast:
Ed Begley
Sylvia Field

Synopsis:
A salesman is desperate to receive a certain account The buyer is stricken with a heart attack and
the salesman succumbs to temptation and robs an open safe. [RF]

1.18 Justice: THE BLACKMAILERS
05Aug1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Robert Alan Aurthur
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Eva Gabor
George Macready
Leslie Nielsen
Howard St. John

Synopsis:
An illegal immigrant from Czechoslovakia is being blackmailed. [RF]

1.19 Justice: THE CONEY ISLAND MYSTERY
12Aug1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by A.J. Russell
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Pamela Fields
Synopsis:
A Coney Island barker wants to take his girl out of the tinsel atmosphere but is suspected of murder
before he himself can get away. [RF]

1.20 Justice: MAN ON THE HUNT
19Aug1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Directed by Arthur Penn
Guest cast:
Patrick O'Neal
Lenka Peterson
Harvey Lembeck

Synopsis:
A man is faced with temptation of easy money but armed robbery is not want he wants. [RF]

1.21 Justice: THE FUGITIVE
26Aug1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Everard W. Meade
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Lilia Skala ... Clemy
Lamont Johnson
Synopsis:
A boy provides an alibi for a market robbery by his mother but finds the bottom falling out when his
girlfriend refuses to be a party to the lie. [RF]

1.22 Justice: THE QUIET PRISONER
02Sep54 NBC Thur
Teleplay by George Bellak
Guest cast:
Gary Merrill
Synopsis:
A man innocent of a crime decides to keep it to himself in fear for his family.

1.23 Justice: THE CRISIS
09Sep1954 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Irving Gaynor Neiman
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Robert Cummings
June Lockhart
William Prince

Synopsis:
The proper method of handling youthful criminals is shown here as a teenage boy steals a car and a
conflict develops between the owners of the car when the man wants to press charges and his wife doesn't. [RF]
*From the files of the National Legal Aid Association; Sponsored by the Borden Company.

1.24 Justice: THE DEADLY SILENCE
16Sep54 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Irving Gaynor Neiman
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Dennis O'Keefe .... Legal Aid Man
Mildred Dunnock
Synopsis:
An eyewitness to a crime is afraid to give any information to the police. Because of her
reticence, an innocent man faces conviction for a crime he did not commit. [RF]
Case is from the files of the National Legal Aid Association.

1.25 Justice: BELMONT PRISON BREAK
23Sep54 NBC Thur
Teleplay by A.J. Russell
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Lee Bowman
Dick Foran

Synopsis:
A lawyer risks his life and reputation for his client.

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