The Defenders (1961–1965)
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Gideon's Follies 

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.

Writers:

Robert J. Crean (as Robert Crean), Reginald Rose (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Shirl Conway Shirl Conway ... Agnes Haycroft
Gloria DeHaven ... Agnes Gideon Pratt
Eva Gabor ... Madeline Gideon Goblanski
Zohra Lampert ... Eve Gideon Tubberbye
Julie Newmar ... Brandy Gideon Morfoot
Tsai Chin ... Parma Gideon
Arthur Hughes ... Dickie
Polly Rowles ... Helen Donaldson
Conrad Bain ... D.A. Fred Monahan
Albert Linville Albert Linville ... Detective
Bruce Kirby ... Italian Record
Gary Oakes Gary Oakes ... Goblanski
Alfred De La Fuente Alfred De La Fuente ... Willis
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The December 23-29 1961 issue of TV Guide (p. 26/27) features a full page color photo featuring the women dressed in their gowns from the start of this episode with E.G. Marshall standing in the center dressed in a tuxedo. See more »

Goofs

Eve hands her written clue to Parma and asks her to read it claiming that she forgot her glasses. Yet Eve locates and reads the next written clue without issue. See more »

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