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)
# Title Air Date
1 The Seven Hundred Year Old Gang: Part 1 Thursday, 24 September 1964
2 The Seven Hundred Year Old Gang: Part 2 Thursday, 01 October 1964
3 Hero of the People Thursday, 08 October 1964
4 Go Between Thursday, 15 October 1964
5 Conflict of Interests Thursday, 22 October 1964
6 The Man Who Thursday, 29 October 1964
7 Turning Point Thursday, 05 November 1964
8 A Taste of Ashes Thursday, 12 November 1964
9 Comeback Thursday, 26 November 1964
10 The Siege Thursday, 03 December 1964
11 Whitewash Thursday, 10 December 1964
12 A Voice Loud and Clear Thursday, 17 December 1964
13 King of the Hill Thursday, 31 December 1964
14 Whipping Boy Thursday, 07 January 1965
15 Eyewitness Thursday, 14 January 1965
16 The Silent Killer Thursday, 21 January 1965
17 Death on Wheels Thursday, 28 January 1965
18 The Unwritten Law Thursday, 04 February 1965
19 The Objector Thursday, 11 February 1965
20 Fires of the Mind Thursday, 18 February 1965
21 No-Knock Thursday, 25 February 1965
22 The Merry-Go-Round Mender Thursday, 04 March 1965
23 Nobody Asks What Side You're On Thursday, 11 March 1965
24 Impeachment Thursday, 18 March 1965
25 The Sworn Twelve Thursday, 25 March 1965
26 A Matter of Law and Disorder Thursday, 08 April 1965
27 Youths and Maidens on an Evening Walk Thursday, 15 April 1965
28 The Prosecutor Thursday, 29 April 1965
29 The Bum's Rush Thursday, 06 May 1965
30 Only a Child Thursday, 13 May 1965
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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 Horn, John Brahm, Philip Leacock, Paul Sylbert, Paul Stanley, 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, Michael Powell, David Pressman, Denis Sanders, Vincent J. Donehue, David Pressman, Shepard Traube, John Newland, Gerald Mayer, Sidney Katz, James Sheldon

Writers

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

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
Russell Bailey Clerk

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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