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Studio One in Hollywood

The Defender: Part 1 (Season 9, Episode 20)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama

A young criminal attorney and his firm-owning father defend a 19 year-old on trial for a murder that he swears he did not commit. Personal conflicts arise with the attorney and his father while the prosecution puts on a dramatic and ...See moreA young criminal attorney and his firm-owning father defend a 19 year-old on trial for a murder that he swears he did not commit. Personal conflicts arise with the attorney and his father while the prosecution puts on a dramatic and convincing argument of guilt. Written by Flotis See less
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Writer
Reginald Rose (television play by)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 25, 1957

Release date
Feb 25, 1957 (United States)

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Ralph Bellamy
Walter Preston Walter Preston   See fewer
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Martin Balsam
Francis Toohey Francis Toohey   See fewer
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Steve McQueen
Joseph Gordon (as Steven McQueen) Joseph Gordon (as Steven McQueen)   See fewer
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William Shatner
Kenneth Preston Kenneth Preston   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Judge Marsala Judge Marsala   See fewer
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Vivian Nathan
Mrs. Anna Gordon Mrs. Anna Gordon   See fewer
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David J. Stewart
Dr. Victor Wallach Dr. Victor Wallach   See fewer
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Russell Hardie
1st Guard 1st Guard   See fewer
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Iggie Wolfington
Court Clerk Court Clerk   See fewer
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Arthur Storch
Seymour Miller Seymour Miller   See fewer
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Frank Marth
First Reporter First Reporter   See fewer
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Eileen Ryan
Betsy Fuller Betsy Fuller   See fewer
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Milton Selzer
2nd Guard 2nd Guard   See fewer
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John McGovern
Dr. Horace Bell Dr. Horace Bell   See fewer
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Michael Higgins
Sergeant James Sheeley Sergeant James Sheeley   See fewer
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Rudy Bond
Peter D'Agostino Peter D'Agostino   See fewer
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Dolores Sutton
Norma Lane Norma Lane   See fewer
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Rosetta LeNoire
Mary Ellen Bailey Mary Ellen Bailey   See fewer
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Betty Furness
Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman   See fewer
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Edward Asner
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.2 / 10 | 72 votes