The Defenders (1961–1965)
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Madman: Part 2 

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

Writers:

Reginald Rose (teleplay) (as Ed Tashley), Reginald Rose (created by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Sylvia Sidney ... Adela Collins
Don Gordon ... Joey Tassili
Michael Strong ... Dr. Sobranie
John Beal ... Dr. Roth
Fred Stewart ... The Judge
Robert Gerringer ... The District Attorney
Larry Haines Larry Haines ... The Warden
Sam Gray Sam Gray ... The Chaplain
Charles White ... Mr. Grinding
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Officer Rigney
Charles Randall Charles Randall ... The Coroner
Beverly Bentley ... The Reporter
John Marriott ... The Bailiff
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Storyline

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. After the court psychiatrist testifies that Tassili is legally sane, Preston asks him if Tassili is nonetheless mentally ill. The Judge stops the proceedings and asks the District Attorney if he is going to object to the testimony. The District Attorney says no. The Judge says that he will let Preston introduce his evidence but he can't agree not to instruct the jury in accordance with the McNaughton Rule. Another psychiatrist testifies that Tassili knows killing women is wrong but can't help himself - he is in the control of an irresistable impulse. Tassili's mother admits that after he was born she gave him to a couple to take care of for four years and visited him only twice. She also admits she abandoned him when he was 7 years old. She denies that the terrible scar across her son's chest is the ...

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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