A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Lawrence Preston (132 episodes, 1961-1965)
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 Kenneth Preston (132 episodes, 1961-1965)
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Recent law school graduate (Robert Reed) joins his father (E.G. Marshall) as the pair tackle challenging legal cases, often involving issues which were highly touchy for the times (abortion, euthanasia, "un-American" activities, movie censorship). In most the freshly minted lawyer has much to learn from his father's extensive legal experience. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Tense drama in and out of court in the noted series with E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed.

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16 September 1961 (USA)  »

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More than half of the actors who played jurors in 12 Angry Men (1957) have roles in the show.

In addition to series lead E.G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley and Robert Webber all appear in multiple episodes, often as D.A.'s or judges. Furthermore, Ossie Davis appears in numerous episodes as D.A. Daniel Jackson. Ossie was also as a juror in the 1997 12 Angry Men television remake.

Series creator Reginald Rose was nominated for an Oscar for writing 12 Angry Men. See more »

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Spun-off from Studio One in Hollywood: The Defender: Part 1 (1957) See more »

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"Law & Order" for the 60s!!
10 July 1999 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

This was an amazing show - tackling issues headfirst that other shows wouldn't even mention. E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed were powerful as a father-son defense team, and the stories were all very involving and satisfying.


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