High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Clinton Judd (50 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Ben Caldwell (49 episodes, 1967-1969)
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

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8 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Al banco della difesa  »

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ABC had planned to introduce this show in a rather novel way by tying the introduction of this program into the end of "The Fugitive" (1963). The idea was for Clinton Judd to become Richard Kimble's defense attorney. ABC expected the conclusion of The Fugitive to be viewed by a large audience, which would have provided a big boost to the introduction of this new show. However, the shows were produced by different production companies, and Quinn Martin was not overly interested in idea, since he felt it might be a distraction from the much anticipated conclusion of his show. See more »

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Referenced in Night Court: Daddy for the Defense (1984) See more »

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What If?
3 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have not seen the series but from the above accolades and early demise, I am left wondering how would "Judd for the Defense" have done, if the series were part of a "wheel" series scheme, such as "The Name Of The Game" or "NBC Mystery Movie"?

The controversial subject covered and the story line seem to have reached many who have reviewed the series. I am rather surprised it has not yet gotten into the retro-broadcast schedule of operators such as Me-TV and Retro Television Network.

So it begs the question..."What If?" It seems to me a "wheel" series scheme would have spelled success for this series, adding to the variety of such programming. Who knows, perhaps the broadcasters would revive a modern version. Percy Foreman died in the 1980s, and I doubt F. L. Bailey sued the original producers.


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