The Defenders (1961–1965)
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The Treadmill 

A man who has spent 25 years as a patient in a mental home is released - only to be arrested on a charge of murder dating from before his confinement, and scheduled to be executed.

Director:

Don Richardson

Writers:

Reginald Rose (created by), Peter Stone

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Edward Binns ... Victor Fergusson
Leora Dana ... Carol Clark
Alfred Ryder ... Dr. Stanley Winters
Judson Laire Judson Laire ... Judge Burton Henshaw
Val Avery ... D.A. Anthony Periko
Polly Rowles ... Helen Donaldson
Hugh Franklin Hugh Franklin ... Morgan
Louis Sorin ... Dr. Rothman
Perry Fiske Perry Fiske ... Morgan's Secretary
Will Hussung Will Hussung ... Clerk
Michael Wright Michael Wright ... Guard
Mitchell Lear Mitchell Lear ... First Man
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Storyline

A man who has spent 25 years as a patient in a mental home is released - only to be arrested on a charge of murder dating from before his confinement, and scheduled to be executed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hypnosis | ex mental patient | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Lawrence and Ken are suppose to be on Hester St, Lower East Side, looking for the drug store, but are actually on W 115th St, Harlem. See more »

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