High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the U.S. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

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Paul Monash
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1969   1968   1967  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Carl Betz ...  Clinton Judd 50 episodes, 1967-1969
Stephen Young ...  Ben Caldwell 49 episodes, 1967-1969
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the U.S. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al banco della difesa See more »

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Runtime:

(50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the television series theme, other than Star Trek (1966) to be composed by Alexander Courage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie for the Defense (1969) See more »

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The show that inspired me to become a lawyer
25 September 2002 | by hecklesSee all my reviews

One often hears from attorneys that the show "Perry Mason" inspired them to become a lawyer. You see, it was Clinton Judd, not Perry Mason, who inspired me to become a lawyer (damn him).

I found Clinton Judd more interesting because he had a bigger flair for the dramatic; and because he handled cases with some immediate political import. Clinton also traveled around the country where Perry was content to stay in one place, and when at home in Houston C.J. led a more posh lifestyle.

Clinton's efforts didn't always meet with unqualified success, a point with me as I knew even the best criminal defense attorney cannot run up the a-big-number-and-aught W-L record against some poor Mr. Burger.

I can recall one script wherein Judd's young associate, Ben Caldwell, drove to another state in the company of an attractive woman- and was charged under the Mann Act. Ben wound up having to testify in court that nothing sexual took place. That show is a reminder that in some ways, even the late '60s were highly conservative by today's standards.


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