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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Case of the Parolee

11 March 1954
Matthews tries to aid an ex-convict suspected of robbing his boss.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
John Close ... Hamlon
Chris Drake ... Mark Collins

Douglas Fowley ... Fred Davis

Mary Ellen Kay ... Alice Parker

George Lloyd ... Bartender

'Snub' Pollard ... Bar Fly
Fay Roope ... Mr. Marshall

Season 1, Episode 2: The Unfit Mother

18 March 1954
Matthews defends a bar waitress accused of doping a patron.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Barbara Logan ... Nancy

Anthony Caruso ... Nick

Veda Ann Borg ... Sherry
Mimi Gibson ... Kathy

Nestor Paiva ... Powers
Leonard Bremen ... Harry Saunders (as Lennie Bremen)

Paul Keast ... Patron

Lyle Talbot ... Crandall
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Beam
Patrick Waltz ... Fred (as Pat Waltz)
Adrienne Marden ... Matron

James Kirkwood ... Judge
Michael Colgan ... Jim Prentiss (as Mike Colgan)
Robert Knapp ... 1st Detective
Stuart Wade ... Sergeant Harris

Al Hill ... 2nd Bartender

Season 1, Episode 3: Lost Cause

25 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Hugh Beaumont ... Gil Bowman

Adele Jergens ... Patricia Murray

Paul Picerni ... Albert DeMarco

Yvette Duguay ... Anna Marie Stehlik

William Ching ... Mort Bettiger

Ben Welden ... Dominick
Wheaton Chambers ... Bookkeeper

Barney Phillips ... District Attorney
Fred Coby ... Detective Smith

Mitchell Kowall ... Detective Jones
George Spaulding ... Judge
Phil Tead ... Hotel Manager

Herman Hack ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: The Forger

1 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Dick Elliott ... Fat Man
Betty Finley ... Cashier

Don Haggerty ... Ryker
Nancy Hale ... Madge Evans
Jim Hayward ... Soda Jerk

James Kirkwood ... Judge

Patrick O'Neal ... Bill Evans

Stuart Randall ... Maitre D

Almira Sessions ... Spinster

Arthur Space ... Hamilton

Season 1, Episode 5: The Prize Fighter Story

8 April 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Richard Jaeckel ... Davey Davis

Tom Brown ... Soapy Moore

Mary Beth Hughes ... Eve Manchester

Ben Welden ... Donny

John Qualen ... Teacher Ames
Henry Kulky ... Danny Murphy
Douglas Evans ... B.G. Worden
Lou Lubin ... Willie 'The Bite' Brown

John Pickard ... Detective Kimball
Joey Ray ... Detective Webb
Michael Dale ... Referee (as Mike Dale)
Eddie Saenz ... Veldez
Charles Sullivan ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: The Clown

15 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

George Nader ... Tim Mason (as John Nader)

Alan Reed ... Reet

Ross Elliott ... Sgt. Ken Brady
Robert Ellis ... Johnny Wagner

Burt Mustin ... Pop

Season 1, Episode 7: Behind Bars

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Joan Camden ... Ginny

King Donovan ... Redmond
Coulter Irwin ... Tom

Don Beddoe ... Warden
Douglas Henderson ... Bill (as Doug Henderson)

Phil Chambers ... Dr. Pollard
Jesslyn Fax ... Mrs. Bassett

Season 1, Episode 8: Two Brothers

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?

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

John Banner ... Mr. Lambert

Mae Clarke ... Mrs. Martin

Darryl Hickman ... Johnny Martin
Robert Patten ... Edward Martin
Grandon Rhodes ... Judge

Lyle Talbot ... Nathaniel Dobin

Season 1, Episode 9: Badge of Honor

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Harry Carey Jr. ... Dan

Sally Fraser ... Doris

James Flavin ... Walsh (as Jim Flavin)

Emory Parnell ... Gunderson
John Eldredge ... Chaplain
Betty Finley ... Miss Norton
Kathleen Mulqueen ... Mrs. Wilson

Frankie Darro ... Brown (as Frank Darrow)
Louis Lettieri ... Boy

Season 1, Episode 10: Let Justice Be Done

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Skip Homeier ... Conroy (as Skip Homier)

Patrick O'Neal ... Jim

Noel Neill ... Betty

Allene Roberts ... Nora
Emlen Davies ... Rena
Mary Young ... Mrs. Snyder

Pat Flaherty ... Lt. Burrows
George Meader ... Mr. Singer

George E. Stone ... Tony
Vernon Rich ... Ken
Betty Finley ... Rosie
Gene Roth ... Pete Ruckus (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: Pauper's Gold

20 May 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Paul Brinegar ... Bailbondsman

Douglass Dumbrille ... Frank Hackman
Richard Lupino

Gloria Talbott ... Ann

Season 1, Episode 12: Step Child

27 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Barbara Whiting ... Torry
Michael Hall ... Chuck

Argentina Brunetti ... Mrs. Derek

Paul Bryar ... 1st Policeman
Fred Essler ... Steiner
Elizabeth Slifer ... Mrs. Giffin (as Lizz Slifer)

Richard Deacon ... Truant Officer
John Close ... Wilson
Ann Duncan ... Dee

Johnny Duncan ... Bob (as John Duncan)

Season 1, Episode 13: The Auto Accident

3 June 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Season 1, Episode 14: Confession of Guilt

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Doe Avedon ... Patricia Selby

Don Haggerty ... Jack Selby
Gar Moore ... Phillip Nevins

Walter Coy ... Det. Sgt. Eggers
Elaine Riley ... Millie Aiken
Lynn Millan ... Flo Pearson

Clark Howat ... Gene Aiken (credit only)
Mark Dana ... Gene Aiken

Season 1, Episode 15: The Hobo Story

17 June 1954
A hobo is accused of kidnapping and beating a little girl he had befriended.
Gordon Barnes ... Mr. Saunders

Paul Brinegar ... Vic Oliver

Russ Conway ... Sam Newit

Pat Flaherty ... Clark Drury
Len Hendry ... Railroad Policeman
Jeri Lou James ... Julie Saunders
Louis Lettieri ... Stanley McKnight
James Parnell ... Jeff Ransome

Denver Pyle ... George Hansen
Phil Tead ... Thomas Geer

Martha Wentworth ... Ruby Jones
Peter Whitney ... Freedom Wilson
Helen Winston ... Mrs. Saunders

Season 1, Episode 16: Youth Crime Ring

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Paul Langton ... Gil Wells
John Stephenson ... Lt. Varga
Don Garner ... Rick Martin

Robert Arthur ... Bob Carter

William Fawcett ... Pops

June Kenney ... Jenny

Season 1, Episode 17: Third Floor Rear

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Robert Cherry ... Trailer Court Owner
John Close ... 1st Detective
Betty Finley ... Nurse

Herbert Heyes ... Judge
Gladys Holland ... Mrs. Peroni
Betsy Holt ... Governess
Louise Lorimer ... Mrs. Harrington
Maurice Marsac ... Mr. Peroni

Lester Matthews ... Mr. Harrington

Harold Peary ... Ladislaus

Frances Rafferty ... Barbara Norton
Gordon Richards ... Butler
Earl Robie ... Billy Norton

Marshall Thompson ... Jeff Norton
Howard Wendell ... Ben Forman

Frank Wilcox ... Attorney

Season 1, Episode 18: Out of the Past

5 July 1954
After many years, an escaped convict's past catches up with him.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Robert Osterloh ... Albert Milne
Laura Elliott ... Mary Ann Milne
Jeri Lou James ... Sandy Milne

Stuart Randall ... Charles Landis

Ann Doran ... Bonnie Landis

George Chandler ... Mr. Perroli
Harry Antrim ... Mr. Singer
Grandon Rhodes ... Governor

Walter Reed ... Attorney
Peggy McIntyre ... Paula Landis (as Pegi McIntire)
John Parrish ... Commissioner

Dennis Moore ... 1st Detective

Frank Hagney ... Guard

Season 1, Episode 19: A Call in the Night

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Barbara Whiting ... Elly Black

James Flavin ... Jim Black
Ruth Lee ... Alice Black
Robert Patten ... Don
Tom Irish ... Chuck
Claudia Barrett ... Sue Bennett

Sally Fraser ... Peg Whitney
Gloria Donovan ... Cora

Harold Goodwin ... Police Officer

Bert Stevens ... Father (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: Escape

19 July 1954

Season 1, Episode 21: High Stakes

26 July 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Steve Brodie ... Tom Hampton

Randy Stuart ... Nora Hampton

Bill Kennedy ... Andy

Lyle Talbot ... Mr. Young

Frank Marlowe ... Higgins
Alan Dexter ... Harry Riggs

Nan Leslie ... Miss Oliver

Roland Varno ... George Morgan
Norman Keats ... Chuck
Mike Ragan ... Police Officer

Season 1, Episode 22: Lisa

2 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.
Madge Blake ... Radio Gossip Columnist (voice)

Tom Brown

Rita Corday

Donald Curtis

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Peter van Eyck ... Eric

Season 1, Episode 23: Baby for Sale

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Glenn Langan ... George Hyland

John Craven ... Ted Richards
Sally Brophy ... Betty Richards

Peggy Maley ... Joan Wharton
Howard Wendell ... Doctor

Harry Tyler ... Charlie - Elevator Operator
Jack Daly ... Tom - Hotel Clerk

Season 1, Episode 24: Think No Evil

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

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

Season 1, Episode 25: The Ring

23 August 1954
Bart Matthews takes a personal initiative to assist a carnival entertainer accused of stealing an heirloom ring worth $15,000.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

James Gleason ... Duke Scanlon

Marie Windsor ... Melody Scanlon

Don 'Red' Barry ... Milo Martin
Jeri Lou James ... Kiki Scanlon
Peter Adams ... Preston Carstairs

Isabel Randolph ... Alice Carstairs

Ben Welden ... Pinhead Pete
James Parnell ... Officer

Season 1, Episode 26: The Last Appeal

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Richard Jaeckel ... Jimmy Morse

Robert Armstrong ... Father Dunn

Emile Meyer ... Haynes

James Seay ... Sam Copeland

Benny Rubin ... Hoff

Merry Anders ... Agnes Fay
Ron Gans ... Fred Mackey (as Ron Kennedy)
Cliff Towers ... Sid
Don Garner ... Artie
Ben Cameron ... Ben Regan
John Close ... Mr. Talmadge

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Return of the Dead

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Robert Bice ... Lt. Davis

James Flavin ... Judd Harrison

Steven Geray ... George Benet
Gladys Holland ... Collette Marchand

Natalie Wood ... Renee Marchand

Season 2, Episode 2: Road to Nowhere

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Kenneth Tobey ... Don Nelson

Allene Roberts ... Janet Frazier
Chris Drake ... Tony Frazier (as Christian Drake)

Esther Dale ... Maggie DiMagori
John Harmon ... Red

Tom Dugan ... Bartender

Season 2, Episode 3: The Big Race

20 September 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Frankie Darro ... Johnny Hatton

Martha Hyer ... Connie

Stanley Clements ... Eddie Barrows

George E. Stone ... Louie Ingram

Robert Bray ... Ray Longo
Edgar Dearing ... Whitey Johnson
Charles Williams ... Sam
Bill Cartledge ... Jockey (as William Cartledge)

Season 2, Episode 4: The Arsonist

27 September 1954
A disturbed teen-aged boy begins setting fires in the neighborhood following an altercation with his father.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Catherine McLeod ... Ellen Higgins

Dwayne Hickman ... Kenny Higgins

Walter Coy ... Jim Higgins
John Close ... Cop

Bing Russell ... 2nd Cop

Burt Mustin ... Otis
Ken Miller ... Hot Dog Man (as Kenny Miller)
Vernon Rich ... Fire Lieutenant
Margaret Bert ... Old Lady
Harry Evans ... Old Man

Season 2, Episode 5: Bertha Polaski

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Lisa Montell ... Bertha

Russ Conway ... Paul Carter
John Hiestand ... Dunsmore
Tol Avery ... Hans

Celia Lovsky ... Mrs. Polaski

Linda Stirling ... Betty

Ben Welden ... Boss

Clark Howat ... Operator

Season 2, Episode 6: The Do-Gooder

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Jeri Lou James ... Sandee

Season 2, Episode 7: When Credit Is Due

14 October 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Robert Osterloh ... Albert Milne

Kasey Rogers ... Mary Ann Milne (as Laura Elliot)
Jeri Lou James ... Sandy Milne

Stuart Randall ... Charles Landis

Ann Doran ... Bonnie Landis

George Chandler ... Mr. Perroli
Harry Antrim ... Mr. Singer
Grandon Rhodes ... Governor

Walter Reed ... Attorney
Peggy McIntyre ... Paula Landis (as Pegi McIntire)
John Parrish ... Special Commissoner

Dennis Moore ... 1st Detective

Frank Hagney ... Guard

Season 2, Episode 8: Love and Conscience

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Walter Sande ... Mike Polichek
Dorothy Patrick ... Thelma Richards

Edward Norris ... Steve Edwards

Gordon Jones ... Tom McNary
Barbara Woodell ... Annie McNary

Robert Bice ... Lt. Riley
John Close ... First Policeman
Norman Keats ... Joe

Season 2, Episode 9: Destiny

28 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Chris Drake ... Chris Holt
Barbara Ruick ... Phyllis Holt
Speer Martin ... Billy Roberts
Madge Blake ... Edna Roberts

Lester Matthews ... Ben Pearce

Ludwig Stössel ... Poppa Hart
Jim Hayward ... Pete Roberts
Gary Marshall ... Joey Adams
Irving Mitchell ... Judge
Julie Bennett ... Jane Stevens
Bill Neff ... Ed Stevens (as William Neff)

Season 2, Episode 10: Hot Rod

4 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Mason Alan Dinehart ... Ted Miller (as Alan Dinehart III)

Tom Bernard ... Jerry Goodwin
Hal March ... Gil Evans

Richard Travis ... Sgt. Foley

Tom Brown ... Dan Stewart

Paul E. Burns ... Farmer (as Paul Burns)
Dayton Lummis ... Dr. Todd
John Harmon ... Mr. Logan
Jimmy Cross ... Parking Attendant

Season 2, Episode 11: Color Blind

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.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Hijacked Truck

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Season 2, Episode 13: Circumstantial Evidence

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Maudie Prickett ... Mrs. Belle (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 14: The Murder Photo

2 December 1954
The answer to a murder case may just lay in the hands of a teenage boy using trick photography.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

DeForest Kelley ... Mr. Sanders

Season 2, Episode 15: Open Season

9 December 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Season 2, Episode 16: Socrates

16 December 1954


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Percy Helton ... Socrates
Brett King ... Martin

Mike Mazurki ... Bruce

Season 2, Episode 17: Moonshine

23 December 1954

Season 2, Episode 18: The Man Who Couldn't Remember

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.

Season 2, Episode 19: Another World

6 January 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Douglas Kennedy ... Jeff Thomas

Jan Merlin ... Hans Oberlander
Tony Christian ... Eric Bachman
Gladys Holland ... Wanda Bachman

John Wengraf ... Gunther
William Yetter Sr. ... Mueller

Season 2, Episode 20: Deep Ditch

13 January 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Barry Kelley ... Harrigan
Kem Dibbs ... Joe Riley
Lilian Fontaine ... Mary Harrigan (as Lili Fontaine)

James Bell ... Pete Logan

Season 2, Episode 21: Gunpoint

20 January 1955

Season 2, Episode 22: Your Witness

27 January 1955
Bart Matthews defends Karl Novak, who faces a second-degree murder charge following the grisly slaying of a storekeeper.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Walter Coy ... Karl Novak

Virginia Gregg ... Judge Knox

Parley Baer ... Benjamin Carr
Bobs Watson ... Rodger Bissel
John Harmon ... Doc Charles

Harry Lauter ... Deputy Sheriff Malden
Lorna Thayer ... Florence Novak

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Ziegler
J. Anthony Hughes ... George Alomar (as Tony Hughes)

Season 2, Episode 23: The Director

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

John Miljan ... Walter Loring

Harry Harvey ... Sid Page

Lita Milan ... Andrea Jordan

Donald Curtis ... Jack Tanney

Addison Richards ... Bill Ludwig
John Close ... Police Lt. Colton

Season 2, Episode 24: Mama's Boy

10 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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Irene Hervey ... Mrs. Harris

Dennis Hopper ... Frank Terry
Jack Dimond ... Paul Harris
Henry Blair ... Jimmy
Speer Martin ... Gil
Bruce Roberts ... Art
Tyler McVey ... Deputy
George Meader ... Mr. Becker

Season 2, Episode 25: The Big Steel

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Gene Reynolds ... Eddie Fraser

Gregg Palmer ... Pete Corey
Bill Crandall ... Bill Edwards
Betty Caulfield ... Jane Bronson
Alan Dexter ... Joe Harris
Gregg Martell ... Brody
Gil Frye ... Man in Cafe

Fran Bennett ... Barbara
Bob Reeves ... Steelworker

Season 2, Episode 26: Jackpot

24 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!

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Hillary Brooke ... Paula Jackson

John Doucette ... Denver Morgan
Ron Gans ... Porky Jackson (as Ron Kennedy)
Jack Gargan ... Dr. Davis
Harry Harvey Jr. ... Chuck Haskall

Glenn Langan ... Joe Baldwin

John Larch ... Trusty
Joel Marston ... Flour Man Tony

John Pickard ... Capt. Perry

Joe Turkel ... Lee Jackson

Dale Van Sickel ... Man Sgt. Lund

Robert Williams ... Sargent

Season 2, Episode 27: A Knowledge of Astronomy

3 March 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Hugh Beaumont ... Ed McGrath

Ray Teal ... Morrison

Season 2, Episode 28: The Hitchhiker

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Christopher Dark ... Dominic

Donna Martell ... Maria

Alan Hale Jr. ... Sparky Albright (as Alan Hale)

Robert Bray ... Lt. Bell

Elaine Edwards ... Jane
Vernon Rich ... Mr. Bentley

Season 2, Episode 29: Brutality

17 March 1955
A man arrested for robbery swears he's innocent and only signed the confession because the arresting officer beat him up.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Michael Emmet ... Ray Foley
Robert Brubaker ... Lt. Hansen

James Seay ... Ed Williams

Paul E. Burns ... Adams
Pat McMahon ... Nurse

Paul Brinegar ... Bud

Frank Hagney ... Charlie
Walter Merrill ... Sheriff-Photographer (as Anthony Merrill)

Don C. Harvey ... Sheriff-Jailer
Hanna Hertelendy ... (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 30: Cornered

24 March 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Charles Bronson ... Nobby Bullaid

Kenneth Tobey ... Sgt. Angel
Thomas E. Jackson ... Lt. Vaughn

Frankie Darro ... Jake South

Jack Kruschen ... Roxie
Jan Shepard ... Judy Parks

George N. Neise ... Jim Parks

Stanley Clements ... Duke Shannon
Lillian Buyeff ... Miss Janis
Jerry Hausner ... Clerk

Season 2, Episode 31: Time to Kill

31 March 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Season 2, Episode 32: The Sapphire Mink

7 April 1955
A young modal is arrested for stealing a mink, but she says she had permission to wear it.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Suzanne Alexander ... Diane
Ann Lee ... Cora

Peter Hansen ... Simms (as Peter Hanson)

Ann Doran ... Capt. Brandt
Harlan Warde ... Sgt. Posey
Leonard Bremen ... Rapp (as Lennie Bremen)
Edith Terry ... Woman Deputy
Marryanne O'Neill ... Customer
Marilyn Benedict ... Model

Season 2, Episode 33: The Stepfather (Juvenile Delinquent)

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Emlen Davies ... Louise Williams

Don Haggerty ... Capt. Williams

Don C. Harvey ... Sgt. Lohman
Joel Smith ... Harry Fenton

Season 2, Episode 34: A Pair of Gloves

21 April 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Bill Goodwin ... Allie Kilgore

David Bruce ... Ray Anderson

Aline Towne ... Martha Hamilton
John Bryant ... District Attorney Allen Logan

Patricia Burke ... Anne Hobart
Russell Gaige ... Paul Mitchell
William Boyett ... L. A. Cop

Bill Baldwin ... Court Clerk

Season 2, Episode 35: End of the Line

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

John Miljan ... Jesse Caswell

Paul Harvey ... John Dalton
Ann Morriss ... Lucy Dalton
Chris Drake ... Alan Martin (as Christian Drake)
Forrest Lewis ... Paul Reynolds
George Eldredge ... Judge Harkness
Tom Daly ... Ted Smith
Bud Taylor ... Mike Ross
Ted Bliss ... Kline

Season 2, Episode 36: Clifford Pike

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Season 2, Episode 37: Eight Out of a Hundred

12 May 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Lisa Montell ... Bertha
Tol Avery ... Hans

Celia Lovsky ... Mrs. Pulaski

Russ Conway ... Paul Carter

Linda Stirling ... Betty

Ben Welden ... Boss
John Hiestand ... Dunsmore

Clark Howat ... Operator
Ray Lennert ... Marty (as Roy Lennart)

Season 2, Episode 38: Condemned

19 May 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Paul Birch ... Judge

Dick Foran ... Ed McGrath
Robert Osterloh ... Lt. Haines

Denver Pyle ... Tom Gayley

Season 2, Episode 39: Operation Cleat

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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Dick Foran ... Ed McGrath

Joe Turkel ... Bill Ewing (as Joseph Turkel)
Robert Brubaker ... Lt. Baxley

Jack Kruschen ... Rosy Matson
Byron Kane ... Kapen
Norman Ollestad ... Lonny Ewing

Dennis Moore ... Officer Morrow
Ray Kellogg ... Sergeant

Season 2, Episode 40: Story of Nora Fulton

2 June 1955
Matthews defends an ex-policeman's daughter when she is accused of murdering her boyfriend.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Frances Rafferty ... Nora Fulton

Morris Ankrum ... George Fulton

Robert Horton ... Moon Franklin

Richard Crane ... Bill Putnam

Robert H. Harris ... Dr. Eliot
Louise Lorimer ... Katie Fulton

Robert Williams ... Superintendent (as Robert B. Williams)

Season 2, Episode 41: The Bad Ones

9 June 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Jack Mulhall

Season 2, Episode 42: The Jockey and the Nun

16 June 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Season 2, Episode 43: Failure

23 June 1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Paul E. Burns ... Harry Nelson
Madge Blake ... Amy Nelson
Lee Erickson ... Donald Nelson
Mary Webster ... Mary Nelson
Emlen Davies ... Mrs. Barry

Frank Ferguson ... Judge
John Harmon ... Mr. Harding

George Cisar ... Attorney
Brick Sullivan ... Patrolman

Unknown Season


Blinding Light

1955


Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Phil Tead ... Mr. Erickson

Knock-Out Pills

1954
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.

Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews

Veda Ann Borg ... Sherry
Leonard Bremen ... Harry Saunders

Anthony Caruso ... Nick
Mimi Gibson ... Kathy

Al Hill ... 2nd Bartender

Paul Keast ... Patron

James Kirkwood ... Judge
Robert Knapp ... 1st Detective
Barbara Logan ... Nancy
Adrienne Marden ... Matron

Nestor Paiva ... Powers

Lyle Talbot ... Crandall
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Beam
Stuart Wade ... Sergeant Wade
Patrick Waltz ... Fred

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