The Defenders

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1961
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose. Original music for the series was scored by Frank Lewin and Leonard Rosenman.

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose. Original music for the series was scored by Frank Lewin and Leonard Rosenman.

Original Release

09/16/1961 on CBS

Cast

E.G. Marshall Lawrence Preston
Joan Hackett Joan Miller
Robert Reed Kenneth Preston
Polly Rowles Helen Donaldson
William Shatner
Dustin Hoffman Buddy
Sylvia Sidney Adela Collins
Patrick O'Neal George Wheaton
Martin Landau Dr. Daniel Orren
Robert Duvall Bill Andrews
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

Paul Bogart, Stuart Rosenberg, David Greene, Buzz Kulik, Don Richardson, Franklin J. Schaffner, Charles S. Dubin, Daniel Petrie, Alex March, Elliot Silverstein, Leonard J. Horn, John Brahm, Paul Stanley, Philip Leacock, Paul Sylbert, William Ball, Robert Butler, Jack Smight, Robert Stevens, Lamont Johnson, Fielder Cook, Sam Wanamaker, Ted Post, Boris Sagal, Paul Stewart, Alexander Mackendrick, Tom Gries, Ralph Nelson, Sydney Pollack, Denis Sanders, Michael Powell, David Pressman, Vincent J. Donehue, John Newland, Gerald Mayer, David Pressman, Shepard Traube, Sidney Katz, James Sheldon

Writers

Reginald Rose, David Karp, William Woolfolk, Larry Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, Stanley R. Greenberg, Roger H. Lewis, Robert J. Crean, Robert Thom, David Shaw, Max Ehrlich, Ellen M. Violett, Edward DeBlasio, Peter Stone, Albert Ruben, James Lee, Alvin Boretz, John Vlahos, Ian McLellan Hunter, A.J. Russell, Jerome Ross, David W. Rintels, David Davidson, Charles Garment, Harold Gast, Rod Sylvester, Martin Donaldson, Peter A. Chilles, James Lee, Andrea Russo, Allan Chase, Charles Eckert, A.E. Hotchner, Howard Fast, Robert Van Scoyk, Adrian Spies, John W. Bloch, George Bellak, Raphael Hayes, Mann Rubin, Arnold Manoff, Bo Goldman, George Baxt

Creators

Reginald Rose

Cast

E.G. Marshall Lawrence Preston
Joan Hackett Joan Miller
Robert Reed Kenneth Preston
Polly Rowles Helen Donaldson
William Shatner
Dustin Hoffman Buddy
Sylvia Sidney Adela Collins
Patrick O'Neal George Wheaton
Martin Landau Dr. Daniel Orren
Robert Duvall Bill Andrews
Don Gordon Joey Tassili
Martin Sheen Dino Locatelli
Julie Newmar Brandy
J.D. Cannon District Attorney
John Boruff Judge
Salem Ludwig District Attorney
Marc Connelly Judge
Edward Binns District Attorney Wolf
Ossie Davis District Attorney Daniel Jackson
Michael Strong Dr. Sobranie

Producers

Herbert Brodkin Executive Producer
Herbert Brodkin Producer
Bob Markell Producer
Kenneth Utt Producer

Editors

Arline Garson, Murray Solomon

1965 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment Nominated
1965 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Directors Won
1965 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Writers Won
1964 Golden Globe Best TV Show - Drama Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best TV Star - Male Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Won
1964 Emmy The Program of the Year Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Won
1964 Emmy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Original Won
1963 Golden Globe Best TV Show - Drama Won
1963 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Won
1963 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1963 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1963 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) Won
1963 Emmy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Won
1963 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Won
1963 Emmy The Program of the Year Nominated
1963 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television Won
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