The Defenders (1961–1965)

Judgment Eve 

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

Writers:

Reginald Rose (created by), Reginald Rose

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Arch Johnson ... Frank Thorpe
Joe De Santis ... The District Attorney
Michael Conrad ... Herbert Jaffee
Louise Larabee ... Dorothy Patterson
Renée Taylor ... Mrs. Thorpe (as Renee Taylor)
Gene Hackman ... Stanley McGuirk
Jon Richards Jon Richards ... Juror #1
Dirk Kooiman Dirk Kooiman ... Juror #2
Pat Malone Pat Malone ... Juror #3
Gerry Matthews Gerry Matthews ... Juror #4
Jane Rose Jane Rose ... Juror #5
Arlene Golonka ... Juror #6
Iggie Wolfington Iggie Wolfington ... Juror #7
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Storyline

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 verdict. The jury members are in thir hotel rooms having not reached a verdict that day. They think and talk about the case and we see events through their eyes. We also see the Prestons and the District Attorney waiting for the verdict. The elder Preston knows Thorpe is the type of man who could have done what he is accused of but does not believe he committed the crime. He also marvels at Thorpe's cold indifference to what is going on around him. Thorpe's one redeeming trait is that he loves his wife who supports him 100%. Thorpe's accuser has a criminal past and the elder Preston does a good job of attacking his credibility. Although his attorneys feel it is important for Thorpe to take the stand and deny the accusation himself, Thorpe is adamant that he will not do so. The jury deliberates again ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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