The Defenders Season 2
S02 E01Sep 15, 1962
The Voices of Death Sep 15, 1962 Martha Harrow, a young wife and mother, is convicted of first-degree murder. The victim: her husband, an alcoholic and wife beater.
S02 E02Sep 22, 1962
Blood Country Sep 22, 1962 In a small town, the Prestons slam into a wall of hostility and silence as they defend two hunters charged with murder.
S02 E03Sep 29, 1962
The Indelible Silence Sep 29, 1962 A shattering drama focusing on a young neo-Nazi (Dennis Hopper) charged with murder - and a witness who refuses to testify.
S02 E04Oct 6, 1962
The Seven Ghosts of Simon Gray Oct 6, 1962 Ed Begley portrays an elderly derelict hospitalized after a suicide attempt. His only identification: Lawrence Preston's business card.
S02 E05Oct 13, 1962
The Unwanted Oct 13, 1962 A child becomes a pawn in a bitter courtroom battle when a woman tries to reclaim the daughter she gave up for adoption years before.
S02 E06Oct 20, 1962
Madman (1) Oct 20, 1962 In an episode examining the legal definition of insanity, a man (Don Gordon) confesses to one murder - and hints he may be responsible for others.
S02 E07Oct 27, 1962
Madman (2) Oct 27, 1962 Convinced that confessed killer Joey Tassili is psychotic, the Prestons prepare his defense, intending to test the legal definition of insanity.
S02 E08Nov 3, 1962
The Bigamist Nov 3, 1962 Steve Janos (Jason Evers) faces a bigamy charge unless he returns to his first wife - an alcoholic whom he deserted years before.
S02 E09Nov 17, 1962
The Avenger Nov 17, 1962 A long search comes to an end for Dr. Mayer Loeb (Ludwig Donath) when he finds - and kills - the man responsible for murdering his wife and son in a Nazi concentration camp.
S02 E10Nov 24, 1962
The Invisible Badge Nov 24, 1962 William Shatner stars as an assistant DA whose career is threatened when he's accused of accepting a bribe.
S02 E11Dec 1, 1962
The Hidden Jungle Dec 1, 1962 Indicted for first-degree murder, a former mental patient (Carroll O'Connor) faces conviction - and execution - on circumstantial evidence.
S02 E12Dec 8, 1962
The Savage Infant Dec 8, 1962 The Prestons' efforts to console a condemned murderer's son are mis-interpreted by the youth - who retaliates by wrecking the lawyers' apartment.
S02 E13Dec 15, 1962
The Apostle Dec 15, 1962 Albert Salmi stars as a street-corner preacher charged with attempted robbery.
S02 E14Dec 22, 1962
Grandma TNT Dec 22, 1962 Lillian Gish stars as "Grandma TNT," a sweet old lady who threatens to blow up a bank - unless she receives exactly $1342.76.
S02 E15Dec 29, 1962
Don't Take the Stand Dec 29, 1962 Howard March will stop at nothing to prevent his teenage daughter from driving her boyfriend to Vermont.
S02 E16Jan 5, 1963
Kill or Be Killed Jan 5, 1963 A condemned murderer kills a guard and escapes, unaware of the grim irony at work: he was cleared of the original murder charge.
S02 E17Jan 12, 1963
Man Against Himself Jan 12, 1963 Facing a possible 15-year sentence for manslaughter, Danny Ross (Ivan Dixon) insists on handling his own defense.
S02 E18Jan 19, 1963
The Poisoned Fruit Doctrine Jan 19, 1963 The admission of evidence gained by wire tapping is discussed in this episode. Cigar-stand owner Joseph Green (Stuart Erwin) retains the Prestons when he's arrested for dope peddling.
S02 E19Jan 26, 1963
Poltergeist Jan 26, 1963 The Prestons turn detectives when a friend is mysteriously poisoned during a seance.
S02 E20Feb 2, 1963
Ordeal Feb 2, 1963 Beatrice Hillyer hires a gunman to kill her - after she carefully prepares evidence pointing to her estranged husband as the murderer.
S02 E21Feb 9, 1963
The Hour Before Doomsday Feb 9, 1963 Ralph Johnson, a newspaper reporter who is sued for libel by self-styled religious leader Jeremiah the Prophet.
S02 E22Feb 16, 1963
The Traitor Feb 16, 1963 Representing accused traitor Vincent Kayle, Preston must prepare a defense while struggling against his deep personal disgust for the man's actions.
S02 E23Feb 23, 1963
The Eye of Fear Feb 23, 1963 No one is more surprised than Jerry Thomas when the police find his wife dead in the bedroom.
S02 E24Mar 2, 1963
Metamorphosis Mar 2, 1963 At Luke Jackson's final clemency hearing, Preston argues that the convicted murderer has become a model of rehabilitation during his seven years on death row.
S02 E25Mar 9, 1963
The Last Illusion Mar 9, 1963 Magician Monte Moran fails in his attempt to escape from a coffin-like box lowered into the river. When his body is finally retrieved, Moran's assistant Ballin claims someone tampered with the equipment.
S02 E26Mar 23, 1963
The Heathen Mar 23, 1963 Ignoring an old taboo, prep-school instructor Roger Wesley (Gerald Hiken) puts his job in jeopardy by allowing students to express atheistic ideas.
S02 E27Mar 30, 1963
A Book for Burning Mar 30, 1963 Artistic expression and pornography are the issues in this drama. The Prestons defend an author charged with selling an "obscene and immoral" book.
S02 E28Apr 6, 1963
A Taste of Vengeance Apr 6, 1963 The Prestons defend a woman accused of killing her terminally ill husband.
S02 E29Apr 13, 1963
The Colossus Apr 13, 1963 On trial for killing his wife, a Nobel Prize winner gambles that a jury won't convict him because of his contributions to science.
S02 E30Apr 20, 1963
Judgment Eve Apr 20, 1963 Quartered in a hotel, members of a deadlocked jury discuss the case among themselves - despite orders to the contrary.
S02 E31Apr 27, 1963
The Noose Apr 27, 1963 The Prestons try to clear the name of a murder suspect who was lynched before he could be brought to trial.
S02 E32May 11, 1963
Everybody Else is Dead May 11, 1963 Preston develops a strong affection for the woman he is representing in a divorce case.
S02 E33May 18, 1963
The Trial of Twenty-Two May 18, 1963 Ignoring his father's advice, Fred Solasky defies a powerful union leader - and finds himself facing a murder charge.
S02 E34May 25, 1963
The Brother Killers May 25, 1963 Three college students face conviction for manslaughter when a youth dies during a fraternity initiation.