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The Court of Last Resort (1957–1958)

TV Series | 30 min | Crime, Drama

The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the original crime then followed the investigation. ...See moreThe Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the original crime then followed the investigation. Actual cases were used. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Erle Stanley Gardner (co-creator) | Harry Steeger (co-creator)
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Updated Oct 4, 1957

Release date (First episode)
Oct 4, 1957 (United States)

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Lyle Bettger
Sam Larsen / Sam Farrell Sam Larsen / Sam Farrell   See fewer
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Carleton G. Young
Harry Steeger Harry Steeger   See fewer
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Robert H. Harris
Raymond Schindler Raymond Schindler   See fewer
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S. John Launer
Marshall Houts Marshall Houts   See fewer
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John Maxwell
Alex Gregory Alex Gregory   See fewer
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Robert Anderson
Park Street Jr Park Street Jr   See fewer
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Charles Meredith
Dr. LeMoyne Snyder Dr. LeMoyne Snyder   See fewer
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Paul Birch
Erle Stanley Gardner Erle Stanley Gardner   See fewer
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Marian Seldes
Mary Morales / Roberta Farrell Mary Morales / Roberta Farrell   See fewer
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Irene Tedrow
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John Zaremba
Ben Oscourne / Judge Ben Oscourne / Judge   See fewer
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Herbert Lytton
Mike Grayson / Victim Mike Grayson / Victim   See fewer
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Don Dubbins
James Dawson James Dawson   See fewer
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Edward Kruger / Puckett Edward Kruger / Puckett   See fewer
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John Verros
George Zaccho George Zaccho   See fewer
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Conrad Murray Conrad Murray   See fewer
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Gene Roth
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7.5 / 10 | 35 votes