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(1961–1965)

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Season 3

28 Sep. 1963
The Weeping Baboon
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5 Oct. 1963
The Empty Heart
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12 Oct. 1963
The Captive
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19 Oct. 1963
The Bagman
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26 Oct. 1963
Conspiracy of Silence
When a patient bleeds to death during a routine hernia operation, his widow wants answers, yet she finds few forthcoming, so she asks Preston's help. The lawyer and his son work on the case, finding the doctors and staff of the hospital closing ranks, except for a young intern with a guilty conscience.
 
2 Nov. 1963
The Cruel Hook
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16 Nov. 1963
Loophole
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30 Nov. 1963
The Seal of Confession
Fr. Phelps hears the confession of a murderer. But another man is arrested for the crime.
 
7 Dec. 1963
Climate of Evil
Arnold Foster is jailed for a crime of which he is innocent. Can he survive the American prison system?
 
14 Dec. 1963
The Crowd Pleaser
A boxer is accused of manslaughter.
 
21 Dec. 1963
Old Lady Ironsides
An elderly one-time suffragette and feminist uses unusual methods to help a pregnant teenage girl.
 
28 Dec. 1963
Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy
When a sixteen-year-old boy is accused of shoplifting, the Prestons find his divorced parents are uncaring.
 
4 Jan. 1964
Claire Cheval Died in Boston
In a change from their usual work, the Prestons undertake to look after the legal business involved in getting a play through a tour and onto Broadway.
 
11 Jan. 1964
The Last Day
Floyd Cooper will be executed in twelve hours unless the Prestons can persuade the Governor to show leniency.
 
18 Jan. 1964
Blacklist
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25 Jan. 1964
Who'll Dig His Grave?
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1 Feb. 1964
All the Silent Voices
Dr. Tasso is a fervent advocate of birth control - which gets her into trouble.
 
8 Feb. 1964
The Secret
Acting out of conscience, nuclear scientist Dr. Daniel Orren destroys the results of his own research - and is charged with destroying classified documents.
 
22 Feb. 1964
The Pill Man
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29 Feb. 1964
Drink Like a Lady
Sheila Phelps is an alcoholic. Can the Prestons used this information to defend her in court?
 
14 Mar. 1964
Survival
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21 Mar. 1964
Moment of Truth
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28 Mar. 1964
The Hidden Fury
A woman receiving psychiatric treatment is accused of murdering the woman her psychiatrist was about to marry.
 
11 Apr. 1964
Die Laughing
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18 Apr. 1964
May Day! May Day!
The outspokenly patriotic Admiral Kiley finds himself with big legal problems.
 
25 Apr. 1964
The Thief
Catherine Collins has been accused of shoplifting. Is she just a thief, or does she have the serious psychological affliction of kleptomania?
 
2 May 1964
Yankee Come Home
After an unauthorized visit to Communist China, an outspoken journalist has his passport taken away from him.
 
9 May 1964
The Man Who Saved His Country
Earl Chafee has killed a man in a quarrel. But the man is a Cuban diplomat.
 
16 May 1964
Mind Over Murder
Does the mysterious Mr. Lowen have genuine powers of extra-sensory perception? And if he does, can they justify his killing a man?
 
23 May 1964
The Sixth Alarm
A college student sets fire to a factory owned by his father - why?
 
30 May 1964
The Fine Line
Crooked lawyer Bernard Maxwell faces trial, and calls on the Prestons to defend him.
 
6 Jun. 1964
The Non-Violent
A simple court hearing develops into a debate on civil rights and issues of free speech.
 
13 Jun. 1964
Stowaway
The Prestons defend a young illegal immigrant who faces deportation.
 
20 Jun. 1964
Hollow Triumph
A successful business man is framed for murder by a woman who claims to have been his mistress.
 
27 Jun. 1964
The Uncivil War
The Prestons represent Gil Rawson in a particularly acrimonious divorce.
 

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