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 ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1958   1957  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Michael Shayne (1960–1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.

Stars: Richard Denning, Herbert Rudley, Jerry Paris
Crossroads (1955–1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille
Lock Up (1959–1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith
Front Page Detective (1951–1953)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A newspaper columnist who helps police solve especially difficult mysteries. The title derived from a popular mystery magazine of the same name.

Stars: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dr. Fu Manchu, evil genius and possessor of seemingly unlimited financial resources, has pledged to bring about the downfall of western civilization to avenge unknown wrongs of the past. ... See full summary »

Stars: Glen Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Sam Larsen / ... 26 episodes, 1957-1958
Carleton G. Young ...
 Harry Steeger 24 episodes, 1957-1958
...
 Raymond Schindler 23 episodes, 1957-1958
...
 Marshall Houts 23 episodes, 1957-1958
...
 Alex Gregory 23 episodes, 1957-1958
...
 Park Street Jr 23 episodes, 1957-1958
...
 Dr. LeMoyne Snyder 23 episodes, 1957-1958
...
 Erle Stanley Gardner 23 episodes, 1957-1958
Edit

Storyline

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. Actual cases were used. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1957 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The precursor of appeals
9 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This series was played against the backdrop of shows like Dragnet where the suspect was proven guilty -- if necessary he was given opportunity to confess. The court of last resort played upon police errors and the sympathy of the public.

Convicts ready to be executed were investigated. ALWAYS, the police were wrong, they were wrongfully accused and they were freed in 30 minutes. I believe this was one of the beginning shots in the war of social engineering of Hollywood.

We have today as the result, Miranda, and police and prosecutors that are handcuffed in protecting us from those who would break the law...


6 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page