Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

The Devil's Surrogate 

A headstrong, controversial priest answers a desperate call from one of his students, a young woman who has been obviously smitten with him. She tells him she is going to kill herself ... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Paul Monash (creator), William Kelley

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carl Betz ... Clinton Judd
Stephen Young ... Ben Caldwell
James Franciscus ... Father William Chitwood
Karen Black ... Alethea Staunton
Larry Gates ... Father Burnside
Lloyd Nolan ... D.A. Patrick Bantry
David Lewis ... Dr. Staunton
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... Mr. Stern
Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley ... Sgt. Norman Bushnell
Robert Lipton ... Ray Bob Becker
Warren Miller Warren Miller ... Martin Weaver
Patsy Garrett Patsy Garrett ... Nurse
E.A. Sirianni E.A. Sirianni ... Jury Foreman
Jason Wingreen ... Judge
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Storyline

A headstrong, controversial priest answers a desperate call from one of his students, a young woman who has been obviously smitten with him. She tells him she is going to kill herself unless he comes to her apartment. The priest comes, only to find himself in a situation in which the girl's boyfriend is accidentally shot and killed. Judd defends the priest, but the case is complicated by the emotionally unstable girl's refusal to cooperate and tell the truth. Written by rbecker28

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Clinton Judd: Juries prefer priests to be unfamiliar with ladies' boudoirs.
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