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Episode cast overview:
Bart Matthews
Nobby Bullaid
Sgt. Angel
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Lt. Vaughn
Jake South
Jan Shepard ...
Judy Parks
Jim Parks
Duke Shannon
Lillian Buyeff ...
Miss Janis


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Crime | Drama




Release Date:

24 March 1955 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bart Matthews: How do you keep so cool, Miss Janis?
Miss Janis: I was married.
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Enjoyable, though the main character, Nobby, is an idiot.
15 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Reed Hadley starred in the successful but short-lived series, "Racket Squad". Shortly after it was canceled, he returned with another show that looked and sounded almost like "Racket Squad" but with a few minor changes. "Public Defender" had a similar introduction and Hadley's playing the lawyer, Bart Matthews, was almost like a clone of his Captain Braddock on the previous show. Fortunately, since I really like "Racket Squad", watching most of the episodes of "Public Defender" is also very pleasant.

Charles Bronson stars in this installment. He plays Nobby--a boxer who is definitely short on brains! It begins with Nobby calling Bart Matthews (Hadley) and telling him that he probation and wants to turn himself in to the authorities, as he's tired of living on the run. What happens next is interesting and illustrates that perhaps Nobby took one blow too many to his skull, as he shows some seriously impaired reasoning. But, thanks to Matthews, everyone is happy and life is good. Thanks Bart, for being a real stand-up guy!

While I'll admit that this isn't one of the best episodes in the series, it was enjoyable and kept my interest.

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