Studio One in Hollywood: Season 9, Episode 20

The Defender: Part 1 (25 Feb. 1957)
"Studio One" The Defender: Part 1 (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 1 critic

A young criminal attorney and his firm-owning father defend a 19 year-old on trial for a murder that he swears he did not commit. Personal conflicts arise with the attorney and his father ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 686 titles
created 09 Jun 2011
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Defender: Part 1 (25 Feb 1957)

The Defender: Part 1 (25 Feb 1957) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Studio One in Hollywood.
« Previous Episode | 392 of 467 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Francis Toohey
...
Rudy Bond ...
Peter D'Agostino
...
Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman
Russell Hardie ...
1st Guard
Michael Higgins ...
Sergeant James Sheeley
...
Mary Ellen Bailey
John McGovern ...
Dr. Horace Bell
...
Joseph Gordon (as Steven McQueen)
Vivian Nathan ...
Mrs. Gordon
...
Betsy Fuller
Milton Selzer ...
2nd Guard
...
David J. Stewart ...
Dr. Victor Wallach
Arthur Storch ...
Seymour Miller
Edit

Storyline

A young criminal attorney and his firm-owning father defend a 19 year-old on trial for a murder that he swears he did not commit. Personal conflicts arise with the attorney and his father while the prosecution puts on a dramatic and convincing argument of guilt. Written by Flotis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 1957 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode would evolve into the series The Defenders (1961) which starred Robert Reed and E.G. Marshall in the roles played by William Shatner and Ralph Bellamy. See more »

Connections

Featured in Boston Legal: Son of the Defender (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Boston Legal Flashback
2 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Son of the Defender was shown on Australian television in Sydney on July 2nd, 2007. I found it to be one of the most stunning pieces of television drama in over 50 years of watching television. It was more than a television episode, it was a visual experience that came to life and actually transcended the television screen. In watching this program, the lines between fiction and reality suddenly became blurred, just as the life of the 70 year old Shatner became blurred, as it flashed between the drama at hand and his own early life experiences of 50 years ago. I could not help but be carried away and think of my own life of 50 years ago, and the beauty of the journey in the intervening time period. It was as if going back in time, and looking into a mirror, of 50 years ago. As an older person, I could empathize and relate so closely to William Shatner, it was as if I were he. I consider this episode to be a more than a television piece, but rather, a masterpiece. Congratulations to all who helped create this work of art


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
1984 darthmike-1
the talented mr. ripley mikeijames
sentence of death anthonytrent-1
Mrs Arris Goes to Paris chrisrogers2002
Episode : THE SILENT GUN 1956 NormaBates88
Fred Gwynne? millere-2
Discuss The Defender: Part 1 (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?