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(1954– )

Episode List



11 Mar. 1954
The Case of the Parolee
Matthews tries to aid an ex-convict suspected of robbing his boss.
18 Mar. 1954
The Unfit Mother
Matthews defends a bar waitress accused of doping a patron.
25 Mar. 1954
Lost Cause
A happily married man suddenly becomes unhappy when he looses his job. His pregnant wife agrees to work until he finds another, but when tragedy arrives, he goes begging an enemy for work. He's soon accused of murder after his new boss is found murdered.
1 Apr. 1954
The Forger
A man, happy in his career and marriage, is suddenly arrested and accused of check forgery. The public defender must find him innocent when thirteen witnesses and his own wife think he's guilt.
15 Apr. 1954
The Clown
A troubled kid is accused of a crime he says he didn't commit. Unfortunately, his relationship with is father, a clown, is also severed.
22 Apr. 1954
Behind Bars
The public defender takes on a case to investigate the truth behind a young recovering alcoholic who is in jail for murdering her land lord.
29 Apr. 1954
Two Brothers
There are two brothers. One is accused of armed robbery, the other isn't. The priest believes the brother is innocent even though he claims to have done it. The public defender doesn't believe the brother's story either. But if he didn't do it, who did?
6 May 1954
Badge of Honor
Bart Matthews remembers a young, anxious police officer who made a mistake while still a rookie as they lay him to rest.
13 May 1954
Let Justice Be Done
An assistant public defender must defend the man who is accused of killing his best friend, a police officer, and leave behind a grieving widow and son.
27 May 1954
Step Child
After her stepdaughter accuses her of cutting her and locking her in a closet, the arrested woman the public defender the story behind the accusations.
10 Jun. 1954
Confession of Guilt
A woman confesses to shooting her ex-husband and is to stand trial for murder. Her boyfriend tells the public defender what really happened.
17 Jun. 1954
The Hobo Story
A hobo is accused of kidnapping and beating a little girl he had befriended.
24 Jun. 1954
Youth Crime Ring
A group of teenagers rob a store. The driver is later caught in arrested. While being questioned by the public defender, it's learned his reason behind his life of crime and the consequences of trying to stop.
1 Jul. 1954
Third Floor Rear
A man is arrested for kidnapping his own child. The public defender is given the story behind the reason by the man's artist rep.
5 Jul. 1954
Out of the Past
After many years, an escaped convict's past catches up with him.
12 Jul. 1954
A Call in the Night
Teenagers from several "good families" are arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The parents are dumbfounded, wondering how good kids could get into so much trouble. One girl, represented by the public defender, gives her story.
2 Aug. 1954
A woman is jailed for stealing $250, even though she returned ever sent. When a newspaper man learns her name, he wakes the public defender up in the middle of the night to tell a story about Lisa, a woman he used to know.
9 Aug. 1954
Baby for Sale
A man arrested for assault tells the public defender about his wife's unfortunate loss and the trials they encountered while trying to start a family.
16 Aug. 1954
Think No Evil
A young man is arrested for robbery but claims he's innocent. The public defender's office goes to Las Vegas, where the man claims he was, to check up on his story. They find some disturbing news.
23 Aug. 1954
The Ring
Bart Matthews takes a personal initiative to assist a carnival entertainer accused of stealing an heirloom ring worth $15,000.
30 Aug. 1954
The Last Appeal
A young man is about to be executed and his priest makes one final attempt to prove his innocence by going to the Public Defender with the story.
9 Sep. 1954
Return of the Dead
A teenager is accused of attempted murder and explains her story about her mother's delima when her father returns from the dead.
13 Sep. 1954
Road to Nowhere
A police officer is killed when a young bride crashes through a roadblock. A broken bottle of brandy is found in the car, but the bride denied drinking any.
20 Sep. 1954
The Big Race
Jockey refuses to throw a race and is framed on assault charge.
27 Sep. 1954
The Arsonist
A disturbed teen-aged boy begins setting fires in the neighborhood following an altercation with his father.
30 Sep. 1954
Bertha Polaski
The Prosecuting Attorney get two variations of what happened in a robbery. Due to pressure and some negative publicity, it is important he does the right thing in this case.
7 Oct. 1954
The Do-Gooder
An assistant public defender is forced with a decision when he's asked to take a case in which his wife believes will simply get a guilty man off. His decision increases when she leaves him. The case is about a young man who's accused of shooting a neighborhood friend, yet claims he's innocent.
21 Oct. 1954
Love and Conscience
The driver of a hijacked truck is arrested for complicity in the crime, but proves curiously unwilling to provide information that may assist in his defense.
28 Oct. 1954
The Public Defender's deputy almost wrecks his marriage when he insists on defending a 15-year old boy accused of assault and murder.
4 Nov. 1954
Hot Rod
The Public Defender defends a young man involved in an accident that killed a young girl. He investigates to see if he was accused because he was in a hot rod.
11 Nov. 1954
Color Blind
A man becomes desperate for money when he's told his son must have an operation immediately. After getting the money, his brother-in-law arrests him, telling him he got the money illegally. Now the Public Defender must find a way to get him out of jail and reunited with his family.
18 Nov. 1954
The Hijacked Truck
A man in love is accused of hijacking. The public defender hears a story about his courtship and the reason behind his arrest.
25 Nov. 1954
Circumstantial Evidence
A story of blind justice, as Matthews defends a man whom was caught by police with the gun that killed the man's wife.
2 Dec. 1954
The Murder Photo
The answer to a murder case may just lay in the hands of a teenage boy using trick photography.
30 Dec. 1954
The Man Who Couldn't Remember
A man is arrested for a robbery he didn't commit, but he can't remember what he did at the time of the robbery. His wife believes in his innocence. His only hope may be a mental hospital where they can help him remember.
Case of Peter Stone
After Peter Stone is sentenced to life for murder his lawyer ask Matthews to handle the appeal. Reed is put off by his client's defeatist attitude but agrees. The case looks bleak but a lucky break from a young boy helps the defense.
Knock-Out Pills
A woman loses her husband while in the process of adopting their daughter. Now she must find a job to support her daughter, but she may be getting into more trouble then she knows.

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