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Season 03, Episode 01 The Weeping Baboon

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Sep 28, 1963
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The Weeping Baboon Sep 28, 1963 Defendant Jason Thomas (Dennis Hopper), who confessed to killing his father and brother, insists he's insane.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Empty Heart

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Oct 5, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The Captive

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Oct 12, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Bagman

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Oct 19, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Conspiracy of Silence

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Oct 26, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 06 The Cruel Hook

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Nov 2, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Star-Spangled Ghetto

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Nov 9, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 08 Loophole

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Nov 16, 1963
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Loophole Nov 16, 1963 An aging policeman (Harold J. Stone) blames his partner when he accidentally shoots an innocent bystander.

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Season 03, Episode 09 The Seal of Confession

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Nov 30, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 10 Climate of Evil

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Dec 7, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 11 The Crowd Pleaser

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Dec 14, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 12 Old Lady Ironsides

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Dec 21, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 13 Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy

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Dec 28, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 14 Claire Cheval Died in Boston

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Nov 23, 1963
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 15 The Last Day

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Jan 11, 1964
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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).

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Season 03, Episode 16 Blacklist

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Jan 18, 1964
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Blacklist Jan 18, 1964 Blacklist is an episode of TV program The Defenders.

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Season 03, Episode 17 Who'll Dig His Grave?

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Jan 25, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 18 All the Silent Voices

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Feb 1, 1964
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All the Silent Voices Feb 1, 1964 Dr. Katherine Tasso opens a clinic and dispenses birth-control information—although she's aware that her actions violate state laws.

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Season 03, Episode 19 The Secret

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Feb 8, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 20 The Pill Man

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Feb 22, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 21 Drink Like a Lady

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Feb 29, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 22 Survival

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Mar 14, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 23 Moment of Truth

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Mar 21, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 24 The Hidden Fury

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Mar 28, 1964
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The Hidden Fury Mar 28, 1964 The Prestons defend Anna Leverton (Susan Oliver), an emotionally disturbed woman charged with murdering her psychiatrist's fiancee.

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Season 03, Episode 25 Die Laughing

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Apr 11, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 26 May Day! May Day!

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Apr 18, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 27 The Thief

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Apr 25, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 28 Yankee Go Home

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May 2, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 29 The Man Who Saved His Country

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May 9, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 30 Mind Over Murder

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May 16, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 31 The Sixth Alarm

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May 23, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 32 The Fine Line

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May 30, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 33 The Non-Violent

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Jun 6, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 34 Stowaway

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Jun 13, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 35 Hollow Triumph

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Jun 20, 1964
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 36 The Uncivil War

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Jun 27, 1964
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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.

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