The Defenders (1961–1965)
The father and son characters are revived for their own show.
Mentioned in dialogue
Laura calls Rob "EG Marshall like" when he talks legaleze.
Laura hopes the police have two-way mirrors like on The Defenders to protect Rob from any criminals he identifies, and Lt. Yarnell says he saw those two-way mirrors on The Defenders but only has the old-fashioned set up for a police line-up
Mrs. Howell, impressed by her husband's courtroom performance, says "You should be on the Defenders!"
At one point, the judge calls Rob "Mr. Preston" and Rob corrects him by saying, "Mr. Petrie." Preston was the last name of the lawyers in The Defenders.
Laura mentions the show by name.
Title was inspired from this show.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
"The Defenders" is #31.