Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
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The Defender: Part 1 

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 »

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Francis Toohey
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Walter Preston
Rudy Bond ...
Peter D'Agostino
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Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman
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1st Guard
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Sergeant James Sheeley
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Mary Ellen Bailey
John McGovern ...
Dr. Horace Bell
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Joseph Gordon (as Steven McQueen)
Vivian Nathan ...
Mrs. Anna Gordon
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Betsy Fuller
Milton Selzer ...
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Kenneth Preston
David J. Stewart ...
Dr. Victor Wallach
Arthur Storch ...
Seymour Miller
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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

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25 February 1957 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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

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Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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A clip from this was used in "Boston Legal".
4 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

A short B&W from this show appeared in a brief flashback in the show "Boston Legal". It was very very clever, since the clip of Shatner with Ralph Bellamy is one where Bellamy admonishes Shatner on the type of lawyer he was becoming. It fit in perfectly with Shatner's "Denny Crane" character. Plus it provided an interesting comparison of the young Shatner with how he looks today. Say what you will about William Shatner, he's a survivor. And he's gone from some very lean days after his stint on Star Trek to being in a number of TV shows and movies. He's made a new career spoofing himself. He could have done a lot lot worse!


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