CTVA US Legal - "Public Defender" (Hal Roach Studios)(1954-55) starring Reed Hadley

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The Classic TV Archive - US Legal Drama Series

Racket Squad (1951-53)       Public Attorney (1954-55)
Public Defender (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, Tom Alger, Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
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Currently Airing on : Northwest Television KWVT-UHF52 (Salem, Oregon, USA)

PRODUCED BY Hal Roach Studios
for
CBS (Thursdays 10:00pm Eastern)
PRODUCED BY HAL ROACH, JR.
CREATED BY MORT LEWIS AND SAM SHAYON
ASSISTANT PRODUCER WILLIAM P. ROUSSEAU
PRODUCTION MANAGER E. H. GOLDSTEIN

US Legal Drama series 1954-55 approx 39 ? eps x 30 min
11Mar54 to 23Jun55)
Starring:
Reed Hadley
as Bart Matthew, public defender

Beginning narration of the show. [Voice of Reed Hadley]
"A public defender is an attorney employed by the community and responsible for giving legal aid without cost to a person
who seeks it and is financially unable to employ private council. It is his duty to defend those accused of a crime until
the issue is decided in a court of law. The first public defender's office in the United State was opened in January, 1913.
Over the years, other offices were opened and today that handful has grown to a network...a network of lawyers cooperating
to protect the rights of our clients."


Note: Reed Hadley, previously starred in the series Racket Squad (1951-53) also on CBS
Other Credits:
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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
EARL C.KENTON, HARVE FOSTER, JAMES TINLING, BUDD BOETTICHER
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ASSISTANT DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
THOMAS F. KELLY, WILLIAM BEAUDINE, JR., ROBERT G. SHANNON
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
JERRY D. LEWIS, LEE LOEB, ROBERT C. DENNIS, RIK VOLLAERTS,
WILLIAM P. ROUSSEAU, WILLIAM E. RAYNOR, AL C. WARD
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SUPERVISING FILM EDITOR: OTTO LOVERING
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PHOTOGRAPHY:
JACK MACKENZIE, LLOYD AHERN, EDWARD COLMAN
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STORY EDITOR: HENRY F. GREENBERG
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MUSIC BY DAVID CHUDNOW (MUTEL MUSIC SERVICE)
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TECHNICAL ADVISOR:
EDWARD N. BLISS,JR. (LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE)


############## Public Defender ###############
############ season 1 Summer 1954 ############
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CBS Thursdays 10:00pm Eastern
release date 11Mar54
 
  1.01 [--] Public Defender: THE CASE OF THE PAROLEE
11-Mar-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Case of the Parolee 1 of 3  -  2 of  3  -  3 of  3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Christian Drake .......... Mark Collins
Douglas Fowley ........... Fred Davis
Mary Ellen Kay ........... Alice Parker
John Close ............... Hamlon
George Lloyd ............. Bartender
'Snub' Pollard ........... Bar Fly
Fay Roope ................ Mrs. Marshall
Synopsis:
Matthews tries to aid an ex-convict suspected of robbing his boss. [RF]

1.02 [--] Public Defender: THE UNFIT MOTHER [CK]
18-Mar-1954 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
Matthews defends a bar waitress accused of doping a patron. [RF]

1.03 [--] Public Defender: LOST CAUSE
25-Mar-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Lost Cause 1 of  3 - 2 of  3  -  3 of  3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Hugh Beaumont ......... Gil Bowman
Adele Jergens ......... Patricia Murray
William Ching ......... Mort Bettiger
Yvette Duguay ......... Anna Marie Stehlik
Paul Picerni .......... Albert DeMarco
Fred Coby ............. Smith
Mitchell Kowall ....... Jones
Barney Phillips ....... D.A.
George Spaulding ...... Judge
Phil Tead ............. Hotel Manager
Ben Welden ............ Dominick
Wheaton Chambers ...... Bookkeeper
Synopsis:
An ex-convict is accused of murdering his boss. [RF]

1.04 [--] Public Defender: THE FORGER
01-Apr-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Forger 1 of  3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Patrick O'Neal ...... Bill Evans
Nancy Hale .......... Madge Evans
Arthur Space ........ Hamilton
Don Haggerty ........ Ryker
Jim Hayward ......... Soda Jerk
James Kirkwood ...... Judge
Dick Elliott ........ Fat Man
Stuart Randall ...... Maitre'D
Almira Sessions ..... Spinster
Synopsis:
Matthews doubts the innocence of a suspected forger. [RF]

1.05 [--] Public Defender: THE PRIZE FIGHTER STORY
08-Apr-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Prize Fighter Story 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Mary Beth Hughes ....... Eve
Richard Jaeckel ........ Davis
Douglas Evans .......... Worden
John Qualen ............ Ames
Henry Kulky ............ Murphy
Lou Lubin .............. Willie
John Pickard ........... Kimball
Joey Ray ............... Webb
Eddie Saenz ............ Veldez
Ben Welden ............. Donny
Tom Brown .............. Soapy
Mike Dale .............. Referee
Synopsis:
After he refuses to throw a fight, a young boxer (Richard Jaeckel) is framed on a narcotics charge. [RF]

1.06 [--] Public Defender: THE CLOWN [CK]
15-Apr-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Clown 1 of 3 2 of 3 -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
George Nader
Ross Elliott ........ Ken Brady
Robert Ellis ........ Johnny
Burt Mustin ......... Pop
Alan Reed ........... Reet
Synopsis:
Matthews helps a boy who had hopes of getting his father's attention through crime. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A troubled youth is accused of robbing a warehouse. [RF]

1.07 [--] Public Defender: BEHIND BARS [CK] [verified -RF]
22-Apr-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Behind Bars 1 of 3 - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Produced by Hal Roach Jr. & Carroll Case
Teleplay by David Dortort
Directed by Erle Kenton
Director of photography Jack MacKenzie
starring
Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthews)
Cast:
Joan Camden ......... Ginny
King Donovan ........ Redmond
Coulter Irwin ....... Tom
Don Beddoe .......... Warden
Douglas Henderson ... Bill
Phil Chambers ....... Dr. Pollard
Jesslyn Fax ......... Mrs. Bassett
*
Production Manager E.H. Goldstein
Supervising Film Editor Otho Lovering
Assistant Director William Beaudine Jr.
Art Director William Ferrari
Photographic Effects Jack R. Glass
Film Editor Harry Coswick
Set Decorations Charles Thompson
Sound Earl Crain Sr.
Wardrobe Tommy Thompson
Makeup Nick Vehr
Technical Advisor Edward N. Bliss Jr.

Synopsis:
Matthews tries to get a young mother pardoned from a prison term. [RF]

1.08 [--] Public Defender: TWO BROTHERS [CK]
29-Apr-1954 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Public Defender - Two Brothers 1 of 3  - 2 of 3 - 3 of 3
Guest Cast:
Darryl Hickman
Robert Patten
Mae Clarke
Synopsis:
A young man confesses to a crime committed by his older brother. [RF]

1.09 [--] Public Defender: BADGE OF HONOR
06-May-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Badge of Honor 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Directed By Paul Guilfoyle [SC]
Teleplay By Howard J. Green [SC]
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Harry Carey Jr. ......... Dan
Frankie Darro ........... Brown
John Eldredge ........... Chaplain
James Flavin ............ Walsh
Sally Fraser ............ Doris
Louis Lettieri .......... Boy
Kathleen Mulqueen ....... Mrs. Wilson
Emory Parnell ........... Gunderson
Betty Finley ............ Miss Norton
Synopsis:
Matthews aids a rookie policeman accused of incompetence. [RF]

1.10 [--] Public Defender: LET JUSTICE BE DONE (aka "Cop Killer") [CK]
13-May-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Let Justice Be Done 1 of 3 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Patrick O'Neal ........ Jim
Noel Neill ............ Betty
Skip Homeier .......... Conroy
Emlen Davies .......... Rena
Patrick Flaherty ...... Lt. Burrows
George Meader ......... Mr. Singer
Vernon Rich ........... Ken
Allene Roberts ........ Nora
George E. Stone ....... Tony
Mary Young ............ Mrs. Snyder
(imdb have - Betty Finley as Rosie)
Synopsis:
A youth faces the electric chair for killing a policeman in a liquor-store holdup. [RF]

1.11 [--] Public Defender: PAUPER'S GOLD
20-May-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Pauper's Gold 1 of 3 - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Richard Lupino
Synopsis:
Matthews investigates the case of an ex-convict who is arrested for carrying a gun. [RF]

1.12 [--] Public Defender: THE STEPCHILD
27-May-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Step Child 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Whiting ......... Torry
John Close .............. Wilson
Argentina Brunetti ...... Mrs. Derek
Ann Duncan .............. Dee
John Duncan ............. Bob
Fred Essler ............. Steiner
Michael Hall ............ Chuck
Elizabeth Slifer ........ Mrs. Griffin
Paul Bryar .............. 1st Policeman
Richard Deacon .......... Truant Officer
Synopsis 1:
A woman is charged with child beating. But the public defender finds that it's a case of juvenile delinquency instead. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews investigates the case of a woman (Argentina Brunetti) charged with child beating. [RF]

1.13 [--] Public Defender: THE AUTO ACCIDENT [CK]
03-Jun-1954 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
Matthews aids a young serviceman charged with manslaughter. [RF]

1.14 [--] Public Defender: CONFESSION OF GUILT
10-Jun-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Confession of Guilt 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest cast:
Doe Avedon .......... Patricia
Don Haggerty ........ Selby
Gar Wood ............ Nevins
Synopsis:
An attractive divorcee confesses to the slaying of her ex-husband. The
public defender tries to prove that she killed him in self-defense. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews tries to prove that a woman killed her husband in self-defense. [RF]

1.15 [--] Public Defender: HOBO STORY
17-Jun-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Hobo Story 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle ........... George Hansen
Russ Conway ........... Sam Newit
Jeri Lou James ........ Julie Saunders
Louis Lettieri ........ Stanley McKnight
Phil Tead ............. Thomas Geer
Martha Wentworth ...... Ruby Jones
Peter Whitney ......... Freedom Wilson
Helen Winston ......... Mrs. Saunders
Gordon Barnes ......... Mr. Saunders
Len Hendry ............ Railroad Policeman
Synopsis:
A hobo is charged with kidnapping and beating a child. [RF]

1.16 [--] Public Defender: FAGIN [CK]
YOUTH CRIME RING (aka "A Modern Fagan" TV Guide title) [RF]
24-Jun-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Youth Crime Ring 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Paul Langton ........ Gil Wells
John Stephenson ..... Lt. Varga
Don Garner .......... Rick Martin
Robert Arthur ....... Bob Carter
William Fawcett ..... Pops
June Kenney ......... Jenny
Synopsis:
Matthews tries to trap the mastermind behind a gang of young criminals. [RF]

1.17 [--] Public Defender: THIRD FLOOR REAR
01-Jul-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Third Floor Rear 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Marshall Thompson ... Jeff Norton
Frances Rafferty .... Barbara Norton
Earl Robie .......... Billy Norton
Howard Wendell ...... Ben Forman
Louise Lorimer ...... Mrs. Harrington
Gladys Holland ...... Mrs. Peroni
Maurice Marsac ...... Mr. Peroni
Lester Matthews ..... Mr. Harrington
Harold Peary ........ Ladislaus
Gordon Richards ..... Butler
Frank Wilcox ........ Attorney
Robert Cherry ....... Trailer Court Owner
John Close .......... 1st Detective
Betty Finley ........ Nurse
Herbert Heyes ....... Judge
Betsy Holt .......... Governess
Synopsis:
Matthews defends a young father accused of kidnapping his infant son
from the home of his in-laws.

1.18 [--] Public Defender: OUT OF THE PAST [CK]
08-Jul-1954 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Robert Osterloh ..... Milne
Laura Elliott ....... Mary Ann
Stuart Randall ...... Landis
Ann Doran ........... Bonnie
Jeri Lou James ...... Sandy
Synopsis:
Matthews defends a man on a 20-year-old hit-and-run charge. [RF]

1.19 [--] Public Defender: CALL IN THE NIGHT [CK]
15-Jul-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - A Call in the Night 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Whiting ..... Elly Black
Claudia Barrett ..... Sue Bennett
Robert Patten ....... Don
Gloria Donovan ...... Cora
James Flavin ........ Jim Black
Sally Fraser ........ Peg Whitney
Harold Goodwin ...... Police Officer
Tom Irish ........... Chuck
Ruth Lee ............ Alice Black
Synopsis:
Matthews aids a teenage girl involved in a hit-and-run case. [RF]

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Moves to Mondays
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1.20 [--] Public Defender: THE ESCAPE
19-Jul-1954 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
John Banner
Peter Hanson ........ Don
Brett King .......... Norton
Anne Kimbell ........ Ellen
Harry Lewis ......... Freeman
John Harmon ......... Whitey
Synopsis:
Matthews handles the case of an ex-prize fighter who escaped from an honor farm. [RF]

1.21 [--] Public Defender: HIGH STAKES [CK]
26-Jul-54 CBS Mon (reaired 13Jan58)
Public Defender - High Stakes 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest cast:
Mike Ragan (aka Holly Bane) ...... Police Officer
Steve Brodie .......... Tom Hampton
Alan Dexter ........... Harry Riggs
Norman Keats .......... Chuck
Bill Kennedy .......... Andy
Nan Leslie ............ Miss Oliver
Frank Marlowe ......... Higgins
Randy Stuart .......... Nora Hampton
Lyle Talbot ........... Mr. Young
Roland Varno .......... George Morgan
Synopsis:
Bart Matthews tries to prevent a debt-ridden poker player from getting into more difficulties. [RF]

1.22 [--] Public Defender: LISA [CK]
02-Aug-54 CBS Mon
Public Defender - Lisa 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Paula Corday
Tom Brown
Donald Curtis
Synopsis 1:
Bart Matthews aids a former screen star who has stolen money. [RF]
(Syndicated rerun: 15Jan58 Wed WPIX Ind New York City 10pm)
Synopsis 2:
An ex-screen star commits theft to aid her ailing husband. [RF]

1.23 [--] Public Defender: BABY FOR SALE [CK]
09-Aug-54 CBS Mon
Public Defender - Baby for Sale 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Sallie Brophy .......... Betty
John Craven ............ Ted
Glenn Langan ........... Hyland
Jack Daley ............. Gordon
Peggy Maley ............ Joan
Synopsis:
Matthews comes to the aid of couples victimized by a baby-adoption syndicate. [RF]

1.24 [--] Public Defender: THINK NO EVIL
16-Aug-1954 CBS Mon
Public Defender - Think No Evil 1 of 3  -  2 of 3   -  3 of 3
show no. 24
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast: (a-z order)
Hugh Beaumont ............ Ed McGrath
Marshall Bradford ........ Judge Knox
Fritzi Dugan ............. Mable Leroy
Helen Ford ............... Mrs. Blair
Coulter Irwin ............ Clerk
Don Kennedy .............. Highway Patrol Officer
Jess Kirkpatrick ......... Inspector
Jimmy Lydon .............. Wade Foster
Marjorie Owens ........... Margo Lane
Will Wright .............. Horace Bascomb
Synopsis:
Matthews investigates the case of a two-time loser accused of robbery. [RF]

1.25 [--] Public Defender: LITTLE EGYPT
23-Aug-1954 CBS Mon
Public Defender - Little Egypt 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Marie Windsor
James Gleason
Donald Barry
Jeri Lou James ...... Kiki
Ben Welden .......... Clown
Synopsis:
A carnival dancer is accused of stealing a diamond ring. [RF]

1.26 [--] Public Defender: THE LAST APPEAL
30-Aug-1954 CBS Mon
Public Defender - The Last Appeal 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
show no. 26
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
James Seay ............... Sam Copeland
Richard Jaeckel .......... Jimmy Morse
Merry Anders ............. Agnes Fay
Robert Armstrong ......... Father Dunn
Ben Cameron .............. Ben Regan
John Close ............... Mr. Talmadge
Don Garner ............... Artie
Ron Kennedy .............. Fred Mackey
Emile Meyer .............. Haynes
Benny Rubin .............. Hoff
Synopsis:
Matthews has only a few hours to save an innocent man scheduled to be executed. [RF]

############## Public Defender ###############
############# season 2 1954-55 ##############
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CBS Mondays 10:00pm Eastern (06Sep-27Sep54)
CBS Thursdays 10:00pm Eastern (30Sep54-23Jun55)

2.01 [27] Public Defender: RETURN OF THE DEAD [CK]
06-Sep-1954 CBS Mon
Public Defender - Return of the Dead 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Gladys Holland ...... Collette Marchand
Natalie Wood ........ Renee Marchand
Robert Bice ......... Lt. Davis
Synopsis:
When a long-absent husband returns, his wife rejects her suitor. The Public Defender is called after the situation leads to murder. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A nightclub singer is accused of murder. [RF]

2.02 [28] Public Defender: ROAD TO NOWHERE [CK]
13-Sep-1954 CBS Mon
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Tobey ....... Nelson
Gil Frye ............ Miller
Synopsis:
Matthews tries to help a young bride arrested on a manslaughter charge. [RF]

2.03 [29] Public Defender: THE BIG RACE (a.k.a. "The Long Shot")
20-Sep-1954 CBS Mon
Public Defender - The Big Race 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Written by William E. Raynor
Directed by Harve Foster
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Frankie Darro ............ Johnny Hatton
Robert Bray .............. Ray Longo
Martha Hyer .............. Connie
George E. Stone .......... Louie Ingram
Stanley Clements ......... Eddie Barrows
Edgar Dearing ............ Whitey Johnson
Charles Williams ......... Sam
Bill Cartledge ........... Jockey
Synopsis 1:
A jockey refuses to throw a race and is framed on an assault charge. [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 5Jan59 on KBET-10, Sacramento, Monday 9:30am)
Synopsis 2:
A jockey is jailed for injuring another rider during a big race. [RF]

2.04 [30] Public Defender: THE FIRE BELL [CK]
27Sep54 CBS Mon
Public Defender - Fire Bell 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Dwayne Hickman ........ Kenny Higgins
Catherine McLeod ...... Ellen Higgins
Walter Coy ............ Jim Higgins
Burt Mustin ........... Otis
Margaret Bert ......... Old Lady
Harry Evans ........... Old Man
John Close ............ 1st Cop
Bing Russell .......... 2nd Cop
Ken Miller ............ Hot Dog Man
Vernon Rich ........... Fire Lt.
Synopsis:
Bart Matthew tries to help a boy who is on the verge of becoming a pyromaniac. [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 6Jan59 on KBET-10, Sacramento, Tuesday 9:30am)

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Moves from Mondays to Thursdays on CBS
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2.05 [31] Public Defender: BERTHA POLASKI
30Sep54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Bertha Polaski 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Lisa Montell .......... Bertha Polaski
Russ Conway ........... Paul Carter
John Hiestand ......... Dunsmore
Tol Avery ............. Hans
Celia Lovsky .......... Mrs. Polaski
Linda Stirling ........ Betty
Ben Welden ............ Boss
Clark Howat ........... Operator
************** no synopsis available *************

2.06 [32] Public Defender: THE DO-GOODER [CK]
07Oct54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Do Gooder 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Public Defender - Judge's Son 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Peter Hanson
Judith Ames
Michael Hall
Douglass Dumbrille
Synopsis:
A judge's son helps a convict escape from the law. [RF]

2.07 [33] Public Defender: WHEN CREDIT IS DUE [CK]
14Oct54 CBS Thur (rerun 21Jun58)
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
A family finds itself in trouble when creditors demand payment. [RF]

2.08 [34] Public Defender: CRASH-OUT
21Oct54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Crash Out 1 of 3  -  Out 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Harry Lewis
Mike Mazurki
Anthony Caruso
Synopsis 1:
A con talked into getting involved in a jailbreak by the prisoner who got him in trouble in the first place. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews defends a convict who claims he was forced to participate in an attempted escape. [RF]

2.09 [35] Public Defender: DESTINY
28-Oct-1954 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Deputy Public Defender 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
show no. 35
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Ludwig Stössel
Christopher Drake
Barbara Ruick
Lester Matthews
Synopsis:
The Public Defender's deputy almost wrecks his marriage when he insists
on defending a 15-year old boy accused of assault and murder. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews's deputy insists on defending a youth charged with assault. [RF]

2.10 [36] Public Defender: HOT ROD
04Nov54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Hot Rod 1 of 3 - 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Alan Dinehart III ...... Ted Miller
Tom Bernard ............ Jerry Goodwin
Richard Travis ......... Sgt. Foley
Tom Brown .............. Dan Stewart
Paul E. Burns .......... Farmer
Jimmy Cross ............ Parking Attendant
John Harmon ............ Mr. Logan
Dayton Lummis .......... Dr. Todd
Hal March .............. Gil Evans
Synopsis 1:
This case concentrates on the prejudices against teenage hot rodders and the fate of one boy who is unjustly blamed
for a crash. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young hot-rodder (Alan Dinehart III) is accused of causing an accident that resulted in the death of his girlfriend,
and Matthews seeks the aid of a traffic detail officer (Richard Travis) in getting at the truth, and discovers that there
is more to hot-rodding than loud engines and high speeds. [RF]

2.11 [37] Public Defender: COLOR BLIND [CK]/ aka UNTIL PROVED GUILTY [RF]
11Nov54 CBS Thur
(25Oct56 WPIX Ind. New York City, Thurs 9:30pm)
Public Defender - Color Blind 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -   3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
James Lydon
Synopsis:
A youth is charged with armed robbery after a positive identification
by a witness. Public Defender Bart Matthews discovers the witness is color blind. [RF]

2.12 [38] Public Defender: THE HIJACKED TRUCK [CK]
18Nov54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Hijacked Truck 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
A truck driver refuses to discuss the hijacking of his vehicle. [RF]

2.13 [39] Public Defender: CIRCUMSTANCIAL EVIDENCE [CK]
25Nov54 CBS Thur  - no details

2.14 [40] Public Defender: THE MURDER PHOTO [CK] aka SNAP SHOT
02Dec54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Murder Photo 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
A wild-animal camera trap provides a clue to an unsolved murder.

2.15 [41] Public Defender: OPEN SEASON [CK]
09Dec54 CBS Thur - no details

2.16 [42] Public Defender: SOCRATES [CK]
16Dec54 CBS Thur - no details
Public Defender - Socrates 1 of 3  -  2 of 3   -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Percy Helton ........ Socrates
Brett King .......... Martin
Synopsis:
Matthews seeks help from an old man who runs a Skid Row mission. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews aids a young derelict accused of murder.

2.17 [43] Public Defender: MOONSHINE [CK]
23Dec54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Moonshine 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Michael Emmet
Eddy Waller
Phyllis Coates
Sarah Padden
Synopsis:
Matthews defends a moonshiner accused of murdering a deputy sheriff. [RF]

2.18 [44] Public Defender: THE MAN WHO COULDN'T REMEMBER [CK]
30Dec54 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Man who couldn't Remember 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
George Spaulding
Nancy Hale
Peter Hansen
Robert Cornthwaite
Synopsis:
Matthews defends a robbery suspect who suffered an attack of temporary amnesia. [RF]

2.19 [45] Public Defender: ANOTHER WORLD [CK] [verified -RF][matineeclassics.com]
 06Jan1955 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Roach Jr. / Associate Producer William P. Rousseau
Teleplay by Jerry D. Lewis
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Tony Christian ........ Eric Bockman
Gladys Holland ....... Wanda Bockman
Jan Merlin ............... Oberlander
*
Production Manager ... E.H. Goldstein
Director of photography ... Jack MacKenzie A.S.C.
Supervising Film Editor ... Otho Lovering A.C.E.
Art Director ... William Ferrari
Assistant Director ... Thomas F. Kelly
Film Editor ... Harry Coswick
Photographic Effects ... Jack R. Glass
Set Decorations ... Ben Bone
Sound ... Jack Goodrich
Wardrobe ... John E. Dowsing Jr.
Makeup ... Nick Vehr
Story Editor ... Henry F. Greenberg
Technical Advisor ... Edward N. Bliss Jr.

Synopsis:
A young immigrant who killed a man that blackmailed his sister is defended by Matthews. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Foreign agents interfere when Matthews (Reed Hadley) defends a young man accused of murder. [RF]


2.20 [46] Public Defender: DEEP DITCH [CK]
13Jan55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Tunnel Worker 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Barry Kelley ........ Harrigan
Kem Dibbs
Synopsis:
Matthews tries to help a rock driller accused of attempted murder. [RF]

2.21 [47] Public Defender: GUNPOINT [CK] / AT GUNPOINT [RF]
20Jan55 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Mae Clarke
Frank Ferguson
Synopsis:
An ex-convict is forced by his two former cellmates to take part in a robbery. [RF]

2.22 [48] Public Defender: YOUR WITNESS
(possible aka "The People versus Carl Novak")
27Jan55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Trial of Carl Novack 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Walter Coy .......... Novak
Virginia Gregg ...... Judge Knox
Parley Baer ......... Carr
Synopsis:
Matthews tries to free a man sent to prison on a second-degree murder charge. [RF]

2.23 [49] Public Defender: THE DIRECTOR [CK]
03Feb55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Director 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
John Miljan
Synopsis:
A one-time movie director is accused of assault and robbery. [RF]

2.24 [50] Public Defender: MAMA'S BOY (aka "Momma's Boy, TV Guide title)
10-Feb-1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Mama's Boy 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
written by Jerry D. Lewis
directed by Erle C. Kenton
director of photography Jack MacKenzie
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Dennis Hopper ....... Frankie
Irene Hervey ........ Mrs. Harris
? ................... Paul Harris
Synopsis:
Frankie defends himself against Paul who came after him with a lead pipe with terrible results. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews tries to help a youth accused of killing another boy in a fist fight. [RF]

2.25 [51] Public Defender: THE BIG STEEL (verified -SC)
17Feb55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Big Steel 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Teleplay by Lee Loeb
Directed by Harve Foster
director of photography Jack MacKenzie
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Gene Reynolds ............ Eddie Fraser
Gregg Palmer ............. Pete Corey
Betty Caulfield .......... Jane Bronson
Bill Crandall ............ Bill Edwards
Alan Dexter .............. Joe Harris
Fran Bennett ............. Barbara
Gregg Martell ............ Brody
Gil Frye ................. Man in Cafe
Synopsis 1:
Bart Matthews represents a steel company worker who is accused
of trying to kill a fellow worker by releasing the brake handle on a fork lift truck. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
At a sub-assembly plant Eddie Fraser gets into trouble with a fellow co-worker and is blamed for the accident. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
The Public Defender is puzzled by the case of a steel-mill worker who
claims he is guilty of murder. The man's co-workers insist that he is innocent. (film) [RF]

2.26 [52] Public Defender: JACKPOT
24Feb55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Jackpot 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Hillary Brooke ......... Paula Jackson
John Doucette .......... Denver Morgan
Jack Gargan ............ Dr. Davis
Harry Harvey Jr. ....... Chuck Haskall
Ron Kennedy ............ Porky Jackson
Glenn Langan ........... Joe Baldwin
John Larch ............. Trusty
Joel Marston ........... Flour Man Tony
John Pickard ........... Capt. Perry
Joe Turkel ............. Lee Jackson
Dale Van Sickel ........ Sgt. Lund
Robert Williams ........ Sargent
Synopsis:
Matthews investigates a big-time gambler responsible for a series of crimes. [RF]

2.27 [53] Public Defender: A KNOWLEDGE OF ASTRONOMY aka THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES
03-Mar-1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - A Knowledge of Astronomy 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Hugh Beaumont ....... Ed McGrath
Ray Teal ............ Morrison
Madge Meredith ...... Meg
Synopsis:
Astronomy figures in Matthews's defense of a man charged with murder. [RF]

2.28 [54] Public Defender: THE HITCHIKER
show no. 54
10-Mar-1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Hitchiker 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Robert Bray .............. Lt. Bell
Christopher Dark ......... Dominic
Elaine Edwards ........... Jane
Alan Hale Jr. ............ Sparky Albright
Donna Martell ............ Maria
Vernon Rich .............. Mr. Bentley
Synopsis:
Matthews aids a GI accused of hit-and-run driving. [RF]

2.29 [55] Public Defender: BRUTALITY [CK] [verified -SC]
17-Mar-1956 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Brutality 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Written by Jerry D. Lewis
Directed by Earle C. Kenton
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Robert Brubaker ..... Hansen
James Seay .......... Williams
Christian Drake ..... Foley
Paul Brinegar
Paul E. Burns
Frank Hagney
Don C. Harvey
Synopsis 1:
Bart Matthews defends a man who claims he was beaten into giving a
confession to a robbery by a police department lieutenant. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews defends a man who claims the police beat him to obtain a confession. [RF]

2.30 [56] Public Defender: CORNERED
(aka "The Case of Nobby Bullaid") (aka "The Case of the Parolee")
show no. 56
24-Mar-1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Cornered 1 of 3   -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Written by William P. Rousseau
Directed by Harve Foster
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Frankie Darro ............ Jake South
Charles Bronson .......... Nobby Bullaid
Jan Shepard .............. Judy Parks
Kenneth Tobey ............ Sergeant Angel
Jack Kruschen ............ Roxie
Lillian Buyeff ........... Miss Janis
Stanley Clements ......... Duke Shannon
Thomas E. Jackson ........ Lieutenant Vaughn
George N. Neise .......... Jim Parks
Synopsis 1:
A boxer whom Matthews tries to help after he skips out on parole. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews tries to aid an ex-convict suspected of robbing his boss. [RF]

2.31 [57] Public Defender: TIME TO KILL [CK]
31-Mar-1955 CBS Thur

2.32 [58] Public Defender: THE SAPPHIRE MINK [CK]
07-Apr-1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Sapphire Mink 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast: (a-z order)
Suzanne Alexander ...... Diane
Marilyn Benedict ....... Model
Lennie Bremen .......... Rapp
Ann Doran .............. Capt. Brandt
Peter Hansen ........... Simms
Anna Lee ............... Cora
Marryanne O'Neill ...... Customer
Edith Terry ............ Woman Deputy
Harlan Warde ........... Sgt. Posey
Synopsis:
A young woman who stole an expensive mink may have more to her story. [RF]

2.33 [59] Public Defender: THE STEPFATHER
14Apr55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Stepfather 1 of 3  -   2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Don Haggerty ............. Captain Keith Williams
Emlen Davies ............. Louise Williams
Joel Smith ............... Harry Fenton
Don C. Harvey ............ Sergeant Lohman
Synopsis:
A police captain seeks the assistance of the public defender when his 16-year-old stepson becomes involved in a crime. [RF]

2.34 [60] Public Defender: A PAIR OF GLOVES
21Apr1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - A Pair of Gloves 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Bill Goodwin ............. Allie Kilgore
John Bryant .............. Allen Logan
Aline Towne .............. Martha Hamilton
Russell Gaige ............ Paul Mitchell
David Bruce .............. Ray Anderson
Patricia Burke ........... Anne Hobart
Bill Baldwin Sr. ......... Court Clerk
William Boyett ........... L. A. Cop
Synopsis:
A pair of gloves is the evidence which almost sends an innocent man to
jail until Public Defenders from across the United States combine efforts. (film) [RF]

2.35 [61] Public Defender: END OF THE LINE
28Apr55 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Christopher Drake ........ Alan Martin
John Miljan .............. Judge Harkness
Ann Morriss .............. Lucy Dalton
Paul Harvey .............. John Dalton
Synopsis:
An elderly Public Defender determines to keep busy during the weeks
until his retirement comes through. He puts himself at great odds to
keep a man from being sent to prison. Bart Matthews helps him. [RF]

2.36 [62] Public Defender: CLIFFORD PIKE [CK]
05May55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Clifford Pike 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
Pike has confessed to fraud, but Matthews has to decide if "voices" told him to do it. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews tries to help a mentally disturbed youth who confessed to a double slaying. [RF]

2.37 [63] Public Defender: EIGHT OUT OF 100 [RF] / CHARGE IT [CK]
12May55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Refugees 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Lisa Montell ........ D.P.
Synopsis:
The Public Defender comes to the aid of a displaced person accused of a
jewelry theft. His efforts are hindered by a chief of police who doubts the innocence of the girl.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews defends a young refugee accused of a jewelry theft. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Bart Matthews comes to the aid of a refugee accused of a jewelry theft. [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 9Jan59 on KBET-10, Sacramento, Friday 9:30am)

2.38 [64] Public Defender: CONDEMNED
show no. 64
19-May-1955 CBS Thur
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Dick Foran ............. Ed McGrath
Denver Pyle ............ Tom Gayley
Peggy Webber ........... Mrs. Gayley
Robert Osterloh ........ Lt. Haines
Sheila Bromley ......... Florence Johnson
Synopsis 1:
A drunk stands accused in the killing of a cop. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Public Defender obtains a brief stay of sentence for his client,
identified as a cop killer. Then he races the clock to prove him innocent. [RF]

2.39 [65] Public Defender: OPERATION: CLEAT
26-May-1955 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Operation Cleat 1 of 3  -  2 of 3   -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Dick Foran ............ McGrath
Joseph Turkel ......... Bill Ewing
Byron Moore ........... Lonny
Jack Kruschen ......... Rosy
Robert Brubaker ....... Lt. Baxley
Norman Ollestad ....... Kapen
Synopsis:
To help the younger brother who has been his unwitting accomplice in
dope-smuggling operations, a man agrees to cooperate with authorities.
Police picked up both men for driving stolen cars. (film) [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matthews investigates a case involving dope smuggling. [RF]

2.40 [66] Public Defender: IN MEMORY OF MURDER
02Jun55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - Moon Franklin 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Frances Rafferty ....... Nora Fulton
Robert Horton .......... Moon Franklin
Richard Crane .......... Bill Putnam
Robert Harris .......... Dr. Eliot
Louise Lorimer ......... Kate Fulton
Morris Ankrum .......... George Fulton
Synopsis:
Public Defender Bart Matthews tries to defend the young daughter of an
ex-policeman. She's been accused of murdering her underworld sweetheart. [RF]

2.41 [67] Public Defender: THE BAD ONES (TV Guide title)
(aka "The Bad Boys")
09Jun55 CBS Thur (imdb)
Public Defender - Pete Norton's Revenge 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Jeff Silver ......... Pete
Hugh Sanders ........ Edward
Adrienne Marden ..... Ruth
Jack Mulhall (imdb)
Synopsis:
Matthews investigates the case of a young boy who tried to burn down a public school.

2.42 [68] Public Defender: THE JOCKEY AND THE NUN [CK]
16Jun55 CBS Thur
Public Defender - The Jockey & the Nun 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
Despite the fact that the young jockey has confessed to arson, two nuns join
forces with Bart Matthews in trying to prove that he is really innocent. [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 22Nov57 ABC WARM-TV Scranton PA, Fri 10:30pm)
(Syndicated rerun: 7Jan59 KBET-10, Sacramento, Wed 9:30am)

2.43 [69] Public Defender: FAILURE [CK]
23Jun55 CBS Thur

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x.xx [--] Public Defender: KNOCK-OUT PILLS
1954
original CBS airdate NOT known
Public Defender - Knock-Out Pills 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  -3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Veda Ann Borg ........... Sherry
Leonard Bremen .......... Harry Saunders
Anthony Caruso .......... Nick
Mimi Gibson ............. Kathy
Lyle Talbot ............. Crandall
Barbara Logan ........... Nancy
Adrienne Marden ......... Matron
Nestor Paiva ............ Powers
Irene Tedrow ............ Mrs. Beam
Stuart Wade ............. Sergeant Wade
Patrick Waltz ........... Fred
Paul Keast .............. Patron
James Kirkwood .......... Judge
Robert Knapp ............ Detective
Al Hill ................. Bartender

x.xx [--] Public Defender: BLINDING LIGHT
1955
original CBS airdate NOT known
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Phil Tead .............. Mr. Erickson

x.xx [--] Public Defender: THE OLD HUNTERS
1955
original CBS airdate NOT known
Public Defender - The Old Hunters 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
Phil Tead ............. Mr. Eubanks

x.xx [--] Public Defender: ALL THAT GLITTERS
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Guest Cast:
George Chandler
Synopsis:
Matthews tries to clear a man charged with murder. [RF]

x. xx [--] Public Defender: HANDS OFF
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Synopsis:
Matthews defends a young woman accused of stealing from her "friendly" employer. [RF]

x,x [--] Public Defender: FIFTEEN YEAR SECRET
Starring: Reed Hadley (as Bart Matthew)
Public Defender - 15 Year Secret 1 of 3  -  2 of 3   - 3 of 3
Guest Cast:
Jeri Lou James .......... Sandee

Public Defender - Johnny Carson Case 1 of 3  - 2  of 3  -  3 of 3
Public Defender - Patrolman & the Newleyweds 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Public Defender - Bookkeeper Harry Nelson 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Public Defender - Case of Tom Gailey 1 of 3   -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Public Defender - Case of Peter Stone 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Public Defender - Pete Adams Family Problems 1 of 3   -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Public Defender - Jewler's Housekeeper 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3
Public Defender - Blind Mans Identification 1 of 3  -  2 of 3   - 3 of 3
Public Defender - Hard Steel 1 of 3  - 2 of 3  - 3 of 3

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