11 March 1954
Matthews tries to aid an ex-convict suspected of robbing his boss.
18 March 1954
Matthews defends a bar waitress accused of doping a patron.
Season 1, Episode 3: Lost Cause25 March 1954
A happily married man suddenly becomes unhappy when he looses his job. His pregnant wife agrees to work until he finds another, but when tragedy arrives, he goes begging an enemy for work. He's soon accused of murder after his new boss is found murdered.
Season 1, Episode 4: The Forger1 April 1954
A man, happy in his career and marriage, is suddenly arrested and accused of check forgery. The public defender must find him innocent when thirteen witnesses and his own wife think he's guilt.
8 April 1954
Season 1, Episode 6: The Clown15 April 1954
A troubled kid is accused of a crime he says he didn't commit. Unfortunately, his relationship with is father, a clown, is also severed.
22 April 1954
The public defender takes on a case to investigate the truth behind a young recovering alcoholic who is in jail for murdering her land lord.
29 April 1954
There are two brothers. One is accused of armed robbery, the other isn't. The priest believes the brother is innocent even though he claims to have done it. The public defender doesn't believe the brother's story either. But if he didn't do it, who did?
6 May 1954
Bart Matthews remembers a young, anxious police officer who made a mistake while still a rookie as they lay him to rest.
13 May 1954
An assistant public defender must defend the man who is accused of killing his best friend, a police officer, and leave behind a grieving widow and son.
20 May 1954
Season 1, Episode 12: Step Child27 May 1954
A woman is arrested after her step-daughter accuses her of cutting her and locking her in a closet. After arrested, she tells the public defender the story behind the accusations.
3 June 1954
10 June 1954
A woman confesses to shooting her ex-husband and is to stand trial for murder. Her boyfriend tells the public defender what really happened.
17 June 1954
A hobo is accused of kidnapping and beating a little girl he had befriended.
24 June 1954
A group of teenagers rob a store. The driver is later caught in arrested. While being questioned by the public defender, it's learned his reason behind his life of crime and the consequences of trying to stop.
1 July 1954
A man is arrested for kidnapping his own child. The public defender is given the story behind the reason by the man's artist rep.
5 July 1954
After many years, an escaped convict's past catches up with him.
12 July 1954
Teenagers from several "good families" are arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The parents are dumbfounded, wondering how good kids could get into so much trouble. One girl, represented by the public defender, gives her story.
Season 1, Episode 20: Escape19 July 1954
26 July 1954
Season 1, Episode 22: Lisa2 August 1954
A woman is jailed for stealing $250, even though she returned ever sent. When a newspaper man learns her name, he wakes the public defender up in the middle of the night to tell a story about Lisa, a woman he used to know.
9 August 1954
A man arrested for assault tells the public defender about his wife's unfortunate loss and the trials they encountered while trying to start a family.
16 August 1954
A young man is arrested for robbery but claims he's innocent. The public defender's office goes to Las Vegas, where the man claims he was, to check up on his story. They find some disturbing news.
Season 1, Episode 25: The Ring23 August 1954
Bart Matthews takes a personal initiative to assist a carnival entertainer accused of stealing an heirloom ring worth $15,000.
30 August 1954
A young man is about to be executed and his priest makes one final attempt to prove his innocence by going to the Public Defender with the story.
9 September 1954
A teenager is accused of attempted murder and explains her story about her mother's delima when her father returns from the dead.
13 September 1954
A police officer is killed when a young bride crashes through a roadblock. A broken bottle of brandy is found in the car, but the bride denied drinking any.
20 September 1954
27 September 1954
A disturbed teen-aged boy begins setting fires in the neighborhood following an altercation with his father.
30 September 1954
The Prosecuting Attorney get two variations of what happened in a robbery. Due to pressure and some negative publicity, it is important he does the right thing in this case.
7 October 1954
An assistant public defender is forced with a decision when he's asked to take a case in which his wife believes will simply get a guilty man off. His decision increases when she leaves him. The case is about a young man who's accused of shooting a neighborhood friend, yet claims he's innocent.
14 October 1954
21 October 1954
The driver of a hijacked truck is arrested for complicity in the crime, but proves curiously unwilling to provide information that may assist in his defense.
Season 2, Episode 9: Destiny28 October 1954
The Public Defender's deputy almost wrecks his marriage when he insists on defending a 15-year old boy accused of assault and murder.
Season 2, Episode 10: Hot Rod4 November 1954
The Public Defender defends a young man involved in an accident that killed a young girl. He investigates to see if he was accused because he was in a hot rod.
11 November 1954
A man becomes desperate for money when he's told his son must have an operation immediately. After getting the money, his brother-in-law arrests him, telling him he got the money illegally. Now the Public Defender must find a way to get him out of jail and reunited with his family.
18 November 1954
A man in love is accused of hijacking. The public defender hears a story about his courtship and the reason behind his arrest.
25 November 1954
A story of blind justice, as Matthews defends a man whom was caught by police with the gun that killed the man's wife.
2 December 1954
The answer to a murder case may just lay in the hands of a teenage boy using trick photography.
9 December 1954
Season 2, Episode 16: Socrates16 December 1954
Season 2, Episode 17: Moonshine23 December 1954
30 December 1954
A man is arrested for a robbery he didn't commit, but he can't remember what he did at the time of the robbery. His wife believes in his innocence. His only hope may be a mental hospital where they can help him remember.
6 January 1955
Season 2, Episode 20: Deep Ditch13 January 1955
Season 2, Episode 21: Gunpoint20 January 1955
27 January 1955
Bart Matthews defends Karl Novak, who faces a second-degree murder charge following the grisly slaying of a storekeeper.
3 February 1955
A once famous film director is now working as night-watchman at the film studio. One night he knocks down another film director, who once was his assistant director but now is the famous one, and takes 300 dollars from him. The public defender cannot understand why somebody would destroy all of his former reputation for such a small crime.
Season 2, Episode 24: Mama's Boy10 February 1955
After a boy is discovered dead in the hallway at school, one of his classmates is arrested since he was caught fighting with him at the time of his death. The Public Defender sets out to find out if the boy's being a "Mama's Boy" may have been the cause for what the classmates claim was an accident.
17 February 1955
A man is accused of purposely running a co-worker down and is arrested for attempted murder. But the Public Defender is able to get him off after talking to his other co-workers. Oh, but wait, that's only half the story.
Season 2, Episode 26: Jackpot24 February 1955
A kid is arrested for gang activity after mugging a cop, but the gang is being organized by some influential people, so the other gang members threaten to kill the kid if he talks. The Public defender must get to the bottom of things before someone else is hurt!
3 March 1955
10 March 1955
A soldier about to ship out of the country is on his way home to his pregnant wife. He gets a ride with a woman who takes him as far as the car rental place. Later that night, the man and his wife are arrested for stealing the car and hitting an old, blind woman. The Public Defender searches for the young woman who gave him a ride, but she seems to not exist.
Season 2, Episode 29: Brutality17 March 1955
A man arrested for robbery swears he's innocent and only signed the confession because the arresting officer beat him up.
Season 2, Episode 30: Cornered24 March 1955
31 March 1955
7 April 1955
A young modal is arrested for stealing a mink, but she says she had permission to wear it.
14 April 1955
A teenage boy, stepson of the Police Chief, is arrested for breaking into a gas station. The Chief is convinced he can help him. Bart steps in to help and all is resolved in the end when the Chief faces the boy down.
21 April 1955
28 April 1955
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 comes to his aid.
5 May 1955
A man admits to murdering his aunt and grandmother, claiming insanity. But the case goes through all twists and turns before the amazing truth is revealed.
12 May 1955
Season 2, Episode 38: Condemned19 May 1955
26 May 1955
Law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and Mexico join forces after the public defenders' office uncovers a car theft ring that is connected to drug trafficking.
2 June 1955
Matthews defends an ex-policeman's daughter when she is accused of murdering her boyfriend.
9 June 1955
16 June 1955
Season 2, Episode 43: Failure23 June 1955
A woman loses her husband while in the process of adopting their daughter. Now she must find a job to support her daughter, but she may be getting into more trouble then she knows.
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