The Defenders (1961–1965)
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Killer Instinct 

When mild-mannered Jim McLeery kills an abusive stranger, it seems a clear-cut case of self-defense. But the prosecution reveals that, in his army days, McCleery was trained to kill.

Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner)

Writers:

John Vlahos, Reginald Rose (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
William Shatner ... Jim McCleery
Joanne Linville ... Peg McCleery
Edith Meiser ... Mrs. Kane
Jeff Rowland Jeff Rowland ... Bobby McCleery (as Jeffrey Rowland)
Polly Rowles ... Helen Donaldson
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Cook
Kermit Murdock ... D.A. Frank Larkin
Lester Rawlins Lester Rawlins ... Dr. Herman Wohl
George Mitchell ... Judge
Mitchell Ryan ... Harry Cook (as Mitch Ryan)
Billy Sands ... Sid Halper
Richard X. Slattery ... Frank Cook
Michael Lipton Michael Lipton ... Commuter
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When mild-mannered Jim McLeery kills an abusive stranger, it seems a clear-cut case of self-defense. But the prosecution reveals that, in his army days, McCleery was trained to kill.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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