Lawrence Preston finds himself trying to save a man from the "justice" of a kangaroo court.

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Morton Benjamin
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Dino Locatelli
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Harry Grant
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William Winston
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Lawrence Preston finds himself trying to save a man from the "justice" of a kangaroo court.

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17 March 1962 (USA)  »

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6 October 2016 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

The Prestons are visiting a school to give the head of it an award for his creation of a student government that has given local youths a greater sense of responsibility. it's worked to the extent that they blunder into a court hearing set up in the gym to try one of their members for murder.A well-liked janitor was murdered a couple of nights before and the student was seen sneaking into the guys' apartment and later found in possession of a "zip" gun and a cross the old man had insisted was worth $500 because it was covered in gold.

the accused is played by a young Martin Sheen, making his second appearance on the show. the prosecutor is an equally young Ken Kershival of "Dallas. The judge is a young Barry Primus, who has been seen in many shows. A witness is played by an even younger Luke Halpin, later the older boy on Flipper. That, of course, is one the joys of the series- seeing actors who later became famous in their earliest roles. it's also a strong drama, with Lawrence and Kenneth Preston eventually taking over and showing the boys that, while their intentions are good, they are not yet ready to make such judgments.

Particularly effective is the opening sequence, which shows the students silently taking over the gym and setting things up for something but we don't know what - until Sheen realizes that these people intend to kill him.


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