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Matlock

Santa Claus (Season 1, Episode 12)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At Christmas, cruel landlord Alan Rawlings wants to evict his tenants and tangles with tenant Tom McCabe, a cynical disabled Korean War vet and street Santa. Rawlings is murdered with a paperweight and McCabe is accused.
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Director
Daniel Haller (as Dan Haller)
Writers
Dean Hargrove (created by) (story by) | Robert Schlitt (teleplay by) | Joel Steiger (story by)
Composer
Dick DeBenedictis (as Dick De Benedictis)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 9, 1986

Release date
Dec 9, 1986 (United States)

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Cast

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22 cast members
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Andy Griffith
Ben Matlock Ben Matlock   See fewer
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Linda Purl
Charlene Matlock Charlene Matlock   See fewer
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Kene Holiday
Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday) Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)   See fewer
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Pat Hingle
Tom McCabe Tom McCabe   See fewer
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Michael Durrell
D.A. Lloyd Burgess D.A. Lloyd Burgess   See fewer
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Barry Jenner
Mark Harris Mark Harris   See fewer
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Betty Lynn
Sarah Sarah   See fewer
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Andrew Masset
Dan Paulson Dan Paulson   See fewer
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Grainger Hines
Carl Lang Carl Lang   See fewer
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David Froman
Lt. Bob Brooks Lt. Bob Brooks   See fewer
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Linden Chiles
Alan Rollins Alan Rollins   See fewer
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Charlotte Stewart
Mrs. Spellman Mrs. Spellman   See fewer
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Terri Treas
Annie Harris Annie Harris   See fewer
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Richard Newton
Judge Richard Cooksey Judge Richard Cooksey   See fewer
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Greg Monaghan
Jeweler Jeweler   See fewer
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Faith Quabius
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Sean McGuirk
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Gary Bergher
Duke Mitchell Duke Mitchell   See fewer
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Tamara Taylor
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Ashlie Rhey
Santas Elf (uncredited) Santas Elf (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Smith
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Tate
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 72 votes