With Defender Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 305

2. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: A Book for Burning (1963)

60 min | Drama

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A famous writer is accused of writing an obscene book.

Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sam Wanamaker, Walter Abel

3. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: A Matter of Law and Disorder (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Robert Butler | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Pat Hingle, Dustin Hoffman

4. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: A Taste for Vengeance (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Don Richardson | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Edward Binns

5. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: A Taste of Ashes (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sam Wanamaker, Darren McGavin

6. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: A Voice Loud and Clear (1964)

60 min | Drama

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A strange young woman claims she has been told "by voices" to kill someone.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, John Boruff, Lonny Chapman

7. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: All the Silent Voices (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Dr. Tasso is a fervent advocate of birth control - which gets her into trouble.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, James Gregory, Dana Elcar

8. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Along Came a Spider (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The Prestons defend a retired vaudevillian who is accused of murdering his son-in-law. The main witness is the accused man's nine-year-old granddaughter.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Paul Hartman, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 9

9. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Blacklist (1964)

60 min | Drama

9.4
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Joe Larch used to be a character actor in the movies but he was blacklisted in the early 1950's and hasn't been able to find a job in the movies since. He now works as a sales clerk in a ... See full synopsis »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Jack Klugman, John Baragrey

Votes: 11

10. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Blood County (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Lawrence and Kenneth Preston go to Blood County, Pennsylvania, to represent a hunter who has been coerced into confessing to a killing he didn't commit. They find that local law enforcement... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sorrell Booke, James Broderick

11. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Claire Cheval Died in Boston (1964)

60 min | Drama

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In a change from their usual work, the Prestons undertake to look after the legal business involved in getting a play through a tour and onto Broadway.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sidney Armus, Barbara Baxley

12. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Climate of Evil (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Arnold Foster is jailed for a crime of which he is innocent. Can he survive the American prison system?

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Dean Stockwell, Lonny Chapman

13. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Comeback (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Lawrence Preston defends a once-famous actress on a drunk-driving charge.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Lonny Chapman, Larry Haines

14. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Conflict of Interests (1964)

60 min | Drama

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The Prestons defend a drama critic in a libel case.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Marc Connelly, Paul Dooley

15. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Conspiracy of Silence (1963)

60 min | Drama

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When a patient bleeds to death during a routine hernia operation, his widow wants answers, yet she finds few forthcoming, so she asks Preston's help. The lawyer and his son work on the case... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Carroll O'Connor, Janet Ward

16. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Death Across the Counter (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The Prestons defend a man charged with murdering a storekeeper during a robbery, but they strongly disagree over his guilt. The drug-addicted client was found unconscious at the scene with ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Frank McHugh, Harry Townes

Votes: 17

17. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Death Takes the Stand (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Howard March is desperate to prevent his daughter from going to Vermont with her boyfriend.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Lou Antonio, Linda Marsh

18. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Death on Wheels (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Leslie Nielsen, Simon Oakland

19. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Die Laughing (1964)

60 min | Drama

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A comedian who is terminally ill fights for his right to commit suicide after his incarceration in a mental hospital.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Milton Berle, Marsha Hunt

20. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Drink Like a Lady (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Sheila Phelps is an alcoholic. Can the Prestons used this information to defend her in court?

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, J.D. Cannon, Donna Douglas

21. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Everybody Else Is Dead (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Whilst representing Mrs. Potter in her divorce, widower Lawrence Preston finds himself falling in love with her.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Darren McGavin, Val Avery

22. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Eyewitness (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Walker Jr., John C. Becher

23. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Fires of the Mind (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Dr. Byron Saul's controversial use of LSD in treating his patients is called into question after a patient dies whilst under the drug's influence.

Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Donald Pleasence, Vincent Gardenia

24. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy (1963)

60 min | Drama

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When a sixteen-year-old boy is accused of shoplifting, the Prestons find his divorced parents are uncaring.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Patrick O'Neal, Peter Lazer

25. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Gideon's Follies (1961)

60 min | Drama

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Rich Mr. Gideon has recently married for the sixth time, and has invited all his slightly flaky ex-wives to meet his new spouse. Then he gets murdered. Police charge the new Mrs. Gideon, and the Prestons defend her---in an unusual way.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Shirl Conway, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 12

26. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Go Between (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Sylbert | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Arthur Hill, Phyllis Thaxter

27. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Grandma TNT (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Elderly Louisa Clarendon lives with her two sisters and another woman they have taken in. None of the women are working or have a pension and the property taxes are overdue on their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Lillian Gish, Enid Markey

28. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Hero of the People (1964)

60 min | Drama

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A lonely nonentity confesses (untruthfully) to the killing of a drug dealer in the hope of finding some transitory celebrity.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Edward Asner, J.D. Cannon

29. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Hollow Triumph (1964)

60 min | Drama

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A successful business man is framed for murder by a woman who claims to have been his mistress.

Director: Paul Sylbert | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sam Wanamaker, Horace McMahon

30. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Impeachment (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Dan O'Herlihy, Tom Carlin

31. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Judgment Eve (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Frank Thorpe is a contractor with a very shady past. He is accused of hiring one of his workers to kill a competitor. This episode begins with Thorpe in his jail cell awaiting the jury's ... See full synopsis »

Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Arch Johnson, Joe De Santis

32. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Kill or Be Killed (1963)

60 min | Drama

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An unjustly-convicted man breaks out of jail just as evidence comes through that can clear him - but, in the escape, he's killed a man.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Simon Oakland, Joanne Linville

33. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Killer Instinct (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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When mild-mannered Jim McLeery kills an abusive stranger, it seems a clear-cut case of self-defense. But the prosecution reveals that, in his army days, McCleery was trained to kill.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, William Shatner, Joanne Linville

Votes: 22

34. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: King of the Hill (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Walter Coy, Albert Dekker

35. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Loophole (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Philip Bruns, Nell Harrison

36. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Madman: Part 1 (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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The Prestons defend a disturbed young man accused of the murder of a girl he picked up and for which the state is demanding the death penalty. Although a court-appointed psychiatrist has ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sylvia Sidney, Don Gordon

Votes: 7

37. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Madman: Part 2 (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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When Joey Tassili enters the courtroom to be tried for first degree murder, all he is interested in is if his mother is there. When she shows up, the elder Preston has to restrain him. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Sylvia Sidney, Don Gordon

Votes: 6

38. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Man Against Himself (1963)

60 min | Drama

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A young black man walking his girlfriend home through New York City's Central Park is accosted by a group of intoxicated white men. Words are exchanged and a fight breaks out, during which ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, J.D. Cannon, Marc Connelly

39. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: May Day! May Day! (1964)

60 min | Drama

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The outspokenly patriotic Admiral Kiley finds himself with big legal problems.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Skip Homeier, Tim O'Connor

40. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Metamorphosis (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Luke Jackson is scheduled to be executed in days. He killed a policeman seven years ago and after numerous appeals and stays, he has seemingly reached the end of the road. Although the ... See full synopsis »

Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Duvall, William Redfield

Votes: 8

41. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Mind Over Murder (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Does the mysterious Mr. Lowen have genuine powers of extra-sensory perception? And if he does, can they justify his killing a man?

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis, Donald Harron

42. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Moment of Truth (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Louis Brandt is the lone holdout on a hung jury where the Prestons are representing the defendant against a manslaughter charge. Brandt's brother-in-law, George Capp, is a small time ... See full synopsis »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Jack Gilford, Anne Jackson

43. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: No-Knock (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Carol Eve Rossen, William Smithers

44. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Nobody Asks What Side You're On (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: David Pressman | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis, Al Freeman Jr.

45. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Only a Child (1965)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Duvall, Collin Wilcox Paxton

46. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Ordeal (1963)

60 min | Drama

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After planting evidence to incriminate her husband, Beatrice Hillyer coolly arranges her own death at the hands of an assassin.

Director: Alex March | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Webber, Collin Wilcox Paxton

47. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Old Lady Ironsides (1963)

60 min | Drama

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An elderly one-time suffragette and feminist uses unusual methods to help a pregnant teenage girl.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Aline MacMahon, Janet Margolin

48. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Perjury (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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When a defense witness is caught out in a lie on the stand, he insists that Lawrence Preston told him to do it.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Loggia, Robert Duvall

Votes: 13

49. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Poltergeist (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Temporarily stranded on Fire Island with a group of other weekend visitors, Kenneth Preston finds himself investigating a murder.

Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Patrick O'Neal, Mary Astor

50. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Quality of Mercy (1961)

60 min | Drama

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The Prestons defend a doctor accused of the "mercy-killing" of an infant with Down's Syndrome (then called "Mongolism").

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Jack Klugman, Philip Abbott

Votes: 20


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