The Defenders Season 3
S03 E01Sep 28, 1963
The Weeping Baboon Sep 28, 1963 Defendant Jason Thomas (Dennis Hopper), who confessed to killing his father and brother, insists he's insane.
S03 E02Oct 5, 1963
The Empty Heart Oct 5, 1963 Norma Burgess (Lee Grant), on trial for killing a man she claims assaulted her, faces a sceptical jury: she was twice convicted of prostitution.
S03 E03Oct 12, 1963
The Captive Oct 12, 1963 The complex maze of international diplomacy is explored when Preston tries to work out a prisoner exchange involving an American jailed behind the Iron Curtain on a trumped-up espionage charge.
S03 E04Oct 19, 1963
The Bagman Oct 19, 1963 Judge Philip Benning (Chester Morris) faces a crisis of conscience when he's asked to return a political favor by signing an illegal eviction notice.
S03 E05Oct 26, 1963
Conspiracy of Silence Oct 26, 1963 Representing the plaintiff in a malpractice case, the Prestons face a common roadblock: the defendant's fellow doctors refuse to testify against their colleague.
S03 E06Nov 2, 1963
The Cruel Hook Nov 2, 1963 Assistant DA Cliff Sellers (William Shatner) is torn by conflicting emotions when he learns that his older brother committed a murder.
S03 E07Nov 9, 1963
Star-Spangled Ghetto Nov 9, 1963 The Prestons defend a young couple who hoped to buy a ticket out of a ghetto with the proceeds from an armed robbery.
S03 E08Nov 16, 1963
Loophole Nov 16, 1963 An aging policeman (Harold J. Stone) blames his partner when he accidentally shoots an innocent bystander.
S03 E09Nov 30, 1963
The Seal of Confession Nov 30, 1963 Father George Phelps (Robert Webber) faces a painful dilemma: after he hears publisher Alfred Burns's murder confession, another man is charged with the crime.
S03 E10Dec 7, 1963
Climate of Evil Dec 7, 1963 A drama focusing on the nature of penal institutions. A convicted embezzler (Dean Stockwell) is accused of stabbing a sadistic prison guard.
S03 E11Dec 14, 1963
The Crowd Pleaser Dec 14, 1963 Years of boxing have taken their toll on Danny Norton (Lou Antonio), who is charged with killing his estranged wife's boyfriend.
S03 E12Dec 21, 1963
Old Lady Ironsides Dec 21, 1963 A high school senior is denied the chance to finish two more months of high school for a diploma, just because she has been found to be pregnant. A little old lady who has befriended the girl, and who had been an active Suffragette, determines to help her: she chains herself to the school entrance. The attending publicity and subsequent sanity hearing for the old lady, force the board to change its ruling.
S03 E13Dec 28, 1963
Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy Dec 28, 1963 Neglected by his parents, 16-year-old Alan Slater buries himself in books - until he's caught stealing one from the public library.
S03 E14Nov 23, 1963
Claire Cheval Died in Boston Nov 23, 1963 Bad notices have set the leading lady, the director, and the playwright of a new play called "Claire Cheval" at each others' throats. It's all getting the best of producer Myron Bullimore, who's more at home in real estate anyway. To make peace among the temperamental troupe, Bellmore calls on the Prestons, in this comedy episode of this normally dramatic series.
S03 E15Jan 11, 1964
The Last Day Jan 11, 1964 A tense drama focusing on the parties involved in a legal execution. The Prestons have 12 hours to persuade an acting governor (Richard Kiley) to grant a clemency hearing to a convicted murderer (Ralph Meeker).
S03 E16Jan 18, 1964
Blacklist Jan 18, 1964 Blacklist is an episode of TV program The Defenders.
S03 E17Jan 25, 1964
Who'll Dig His Grave? Jan 25, 1964 Gregor Martin (Barry Morse), derelict, drug addict and poet, confesses to a murder he didn't commit - to protect a cafe owner who befriended him.
S03 E18Feb 1, 1964
All the Silent Voices Feb 1, 1964 Dr. Katherine Tasso opens a clinic and dispenses birth-control informationâ€”although she's aware that her actions violate state laws.
S03 E19Feb 8, 1964
The Secret Feb 8, 1964 After developing the formula for a superwoman, nuclear scientist Daniel Orren (Martin Landau) destroys his notes - in violation of security regulations.
S03 E20Feb 22, 1964
The Pill Man Feb 22, 1964 Pharmacist Ed Clark has been arrested for selling narcotics to addicts without a prescription. But Clark's motive is certainly not profit - he charges the regular price for the drugs.
S03 E21Feb 29, 1964
Drink Like a Lady Feb 29, 1964 In Miami, alcoholic Sheila Phelps wakes up to a nightmare: her pocketbook contains the wallet of a man who lies dead in New York.
S03 E22Mar 14, 1964
Survival Mar 14, 1964 Tragedy results when a Marine drill sergeant - with a fanatic devotion to military discipline - uses live ammunition in a training session.
S03 E23Mar 21, 1964
Moment of Truth Mar 21, 1964 Preston faces one of the toughest legal battles of his career when Ken is charged with bribing a juror.
S03 E24Mar 28, 1964
The Hidden Fury Mar 28, 1964 The Prestons defend Anna Leverton (Susan Oliver), an emotionally disturbed woman charged with murdering her psychiatrist's fiancee.
S03 E25Apr 11, 1964
Die Laughing Apr 11, 1964 Committed to a mental institution following a suicide attempt, comedian Denny Martin retains the Prestons to fight for his release.
S03 E26Apr 18, 1964
May Day! May Day! Apr 18, 1964 An admiral who disagrees with U.S. foreign policy in his area of command takes steps toward independent action and is arrested by the Justice Department.
S03 E27Apr 25, 1964
The Thief Apr 25, 1964 Arrested for shoplifting, three-time loser Catherine Collins (Glynis Johns) faces a possible life sentence. Her only hope: a plea of insanity.
S03 E28May 2, 1964
Yankee Go Home May 2, 1964 Newsman Harvey Slaughter moves to challenge the Government's travel restrictions when his passport is confiscated after he visits Red China.
S03 E29May 9, 1964
The Man Who Saved His Country May 9, 1964 Earl Chafee (James Coburn), an unpretentious man who becomes an overnight celebrity when he kills a Cuban Communist leader in self-defense.
S03 E30May 16, 1964
Mind Over Murder May 16, 1964 Arrested for murder, Gerald Lowen (Emlyn Williams) offers a strange motive: his ESP powers indicated that he was the intended victim of the man he killed.
S03 E31May 23, 1964
The Sixth Alarm May 23, 1964 Once arrested for arson, Cy Wright is jailed again when his employer's warehouse goes up in flames. The real culprit: the boss's son.
S03 E32May 30, 1964
The Fine Line May 30, 1964 On trial for felonious assault, prominent attorney Bernard Maxwell (Martin Balsam) is also questioned about the dubious tactics he used in his past legal triumphs.
S03 E33Jun 6, 1964
The Non-Violent Jun 6, 1964 Arrested during a civil-rights demonstration, young Alton Pell spurns his influential father's efforts to bail him out.
S03 E34Jun 13, 1964
Stowaway Jun 13, 1964 Caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally, a 19-year-old Italian boy insists he belongs here - his father was an American GI.
S03 E35Jun 20, 1964
Hollow Triumph Jun 20, 1964 A rare TV script by novelist Howard Fast. Stockbroker Edward Banter's shady past - and present - comes to light when he goes on trial for the murder of his shiftless cousin.
S03 E36Jun 27, 1964
The Uncivil War Jun 27, 1964 Divorce laws come under fire as a couple seek to end their unhappy marriage in New York - where the only grounds are adultery.