The Defenders Season 4
S04 E01Sep 24, 1964
The Seven Hundred-Year Old Gang (1) Sep 24, 1964 The police uncover a bootlegging operation run by elderly David Marcus (Jack Gilford).
S04 E02Oct 1, 1964
The Seven Hundred-Year Old Gang (2) Oct 1, 1964 The DA, fearing his political future will be ruined if he prosecutes an elderly winemaker, begs Preston for a postponement of the trial.
S04 E03Oct 8, 1964
Hero of the People Oct 8, 1964 Lonely Harry Obermayer glories in his sudden fame when he falsely confesses to the murder of a narcotics peddler.
S04 E04Oct 15, 1964
Go-Between Oct 15, 1964 When his son is kidnapped, Presidential candidate Matthew J. Ritter (Arthur Hill) turns to Preston - instead of the police - for help.
S04 E05Oct 22, 1964
Conflict of Interests Oct 22, 1964 Representing a British drama critic in a libel suit, the Prestons' ingenuity is taxed by a clever - and very attractive - opposing attorney (Cloris Leachman).
S04 E06Oct 29, 1964
The Man Who . . . Oct 29, 1964 Lawrence Preston runs for political office. In the end, of course, he loses. He realizes he lost because he offered no alternative to the other candidate. E. G. Marshall's final speech to the winning candidate said it was a choice between Tweedlee and Tweedledum.
S04 E07Nov 5, 1964
Turning Point Nov 5, 1964 Hostile silence greets Ken as he investigates a murder for which a young man has already been executed.
S04 E08Nov 12, 1964
A Taste of Ashes Nov 12, 1964 Preston defends two men charged with committing murder to save their own lives.
S04 E09Nov 26, 1964
Comeback Nov 26, 1964 A once-famous actress, Madeline Flanders (Viveca Lindfors) making her comeback is accused of drunken driving and hit and run. Preston, one of her old fans, defends her.
S04 E10Dec 3, 1964
The Siege Dec 3, 1964 Preston is threatened by gun-wielding Gary Degan (Robert Redford), an escaped convict who insists he's innocent - and that Preston is responsible for his conviction.
S04 E11Dec 10, 1964
Whitewash Dec 10, 1964 Charged with extortion, city councilman Juan Espejo (Ricardo Montalban) insists the indictment is a maneuver to discredit Puerto Ricans in public office.
S04 E12Dec 17, 1964
A Voice Loud and Clear Dec 17, 1964 On trial for murder, religious visionary Bethany Windell (Shirley Knight) offers an unusual motive: she killed when ordered to by strange voices.
S04 E13Dec 31, 1964
King of the Hill Dec 31, 1964 Real-estate kingpin Mark Vronis's shady past may prove to be his undoing when he's charged with smuggling narcotics.
S04 E14Jan 7, 1965
Whipping Boy Jan 7, 1965 Ken is retained by accused child beater Christine Knox (Madlyn Rhue), a young divorcee who claims her son fell down a flight of stairs.
S04 E15Jan 14, 1965
Eyewitness Jan 14, 1965 Examination of the public's responsibility in law enforcement. Preston defends two teenagers charged with beating an elderly man to death - while 27 witnesses looked on.
S04 E16Jan 21, 1965
The Silent Killers Jan 21, 1965 The Prestons' defense of an accused murderer focuses on one question: is circumstantial evidence enough to justify capital punishment?
S04 E17Jan 28, 1965
Death on Wheels Jan 28, 1965 An emotionally disturbed man (Leslie Nielsen) seeks the Prestons' aid after he kills a pedestrian in an auto accident. The courtroom plea: temporary insanity.
S04 E18Feb 4, 1965
The Unwritten Law Feb 4, 1965 Indicted for murdering his wife's lover, Leo Rolf (David Opatoshu) guarantees Preston that an "unwritten law" assures him acquittal.
S04 E19Feb 11, 1965
The Objector Feb 11, 1965 The rules governing conscientious objection are examined in this episode. Roger Bailey (Brandon de Wilde) tries to obtain a draft deferment on religious grounds - although he practices no formal religion.
S04 E20Feb 18, 1965
Fires of the Mind Feb 18, 1965 After taking LSD, mentally disturbed Robert Kraft commits suicide while experiencing a hallucinatory reactionâ€”and Dr. Byron Saul (Pleasence), who's been treating Kraft with the drug, is charged with manslaughter.
S04 E21Feb 25, 1965
No-Knock Feb 25, 1965 Armed with a no-knock warrant, a plainclothes man enters Willie Drucker's apartment - and is killed by the suspected numbers racketeer.
S04 E22Mar 4, 1965
The Merry-Go-Round Murder Mar 4, 1965 Governess Winnie Benedette (Ruth White), overzealous efforts to shield her young charge from his parents' divorce proceedings leads to tragedy.
S04 E23Mar 11, 1965
Nobody Asks What Side You're On . . . Mar 11, 1965 While the police close in on a molester, columnist Marla Edwards (Lee Grant) flees to her car - where a man hides in the back seat.
S04 E24Mar 18, 1965
Impeachment Mar 18, 1965 Gov. William Defoe's declaration of independence from a corrupt political machine may prove costly: the party bosses are after his resignation - or impeachment.
S04 E25Mar 25, 1965
The Sworn Twelve Mar 25, 1965 Preston tries to secure a new trial for his client when he receives an anonymous letter charging impropriety in the jury room.
S04 E26Apr 8, 1965
A Matter of Law and Disorder Apr 8, 1965 Charged with manslaughter for shooting a teenager, Peter Dowling (Pat Hingle) claims self-defense - but the boy was unarmed.
S04 E27Apr 15, 1965
Youths and Maidens on an Evening Walk Apr 15, 1965 In her bumbling efforts to attract the attention of a famous director, stage-struck Bertha Schlock (Joan Darling) assaults a policeman.
S04 E28Apr 29, 1965
The Prosecutor Apr 29, 1965 Charles Parker (Larry Blyden) has second thoughts about prosecuting a suspected murderer when the Prestons - defense attorneys in the case - offer him a position with their law firm.
S04 E29May 6, 1965
The Bum's Rush May 6, 1965 The Prestons are assigned to defend murder suspect Charlie Barry (Tom Bosley), a vagrant who is apathetically resigned to his fate.
S04 E30May 13, 1965
Only a Child May 13, 1965 Suing for damages after his son's accidental death, Bill Andrews (Robert Duval) finds that the amount he can collect won't even cover the cost of his wife's psychiatric care.