The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)
Attorney Abraham Jones defends a client suspected of planting a bomb.
7 Oct. 1960What's in a Name?
A.L. Jones takes on a new legal secretary when his previous one up and leaves to have a baby, and she has a baptism of fire when she accompanies him in defending a builder trying to expose his shoddy successors.
14 Oct. 1960Music to Hurt By
Jones's plan to have a day out in the sun with his secretary are thwarted by a desperate Latino restaurant-owning couple living in fear of a protection racket.
28 Oct. 1960The Baby
A young illegal immigrant from England giving birth in prison custody does not want the baby, but the surgeon's sister does. But adoption is difficult when the mother's true identity can't be traced, and the father can't be found.
4 Nov. 1960Drivel
Yet again, Jones is feeling optimistic until something goes wrong - and this time it's his own father's ornery temperament which is the trigger of the trouble.
11 Nov. 1960Semper Fidelis
A 4th Division Marines subordinate of Jones from 15 years previous is having trouble controlling his temper, which is having repercussions everywhere. Perhaps ex-Lieutenant Jones can straighten him out.
18 Nov. 1960The Promise of Life
The kind but poor guardians of a young boy turn to Jones for help as his mother is in prison for killing his father and they need support from her second husband, the boy's stepfather.
25 Nov. 1960The Storyville Gang
A blind black musician attacks Jones when he mistakes him for a Kansas City Jammer (a thief of other people's music). But Jones is won over by his charming apology, and turns down a date with a beautiful woman to help him.
2 Dec. 1960No Sale
A fashion designer who had instructed Jones to sell his business on his behalf, frantically changes his mind, even though the buyer is already in place, and it's down to Linc to make do and mend.
16 Dec. 1960A Question of Guilt
A 16-year old wannabe big-shot drags a girl from her home and beats her. Nobody can get through to him, but in this case Abraham Lincoln Jones's name could be Nobody.
23 Dec. 1960Christmas Is a Legal Holiday
When the elderly Emaline invites three wan men from the mission into her home for Christmas, her mercenary family get Jones involved to try to send them packing.
30 Dec. 1960The Long Echo
A man who believed his first wife to be dead finds that his second marriage is invalid when she suddenly reappears having suffered from amnesia. The second wife wants to pay the first off to disappear again.
6 Jan. 1961The Great Gambling Raid
A seemingly overzealous cop busts a "gambling den" which turns out to just be a few old friends playing for pennies. But the only thing worse than dealing with a stubborn mule is dealing with four of them.
13 Jan. 1961The Trophy
Jones is compromised when the wife in a couple of old friends of his wants a divorce, and it turns out the husband has been involved in some dodgy dealings.
20 Jan. 1961Indian War
Abraham and Marsha are looking forward to a three day fishing trip giving them a chance to relax. They ate joined by Thomas, Abraham's father.
27 Jan. 1961Exit
A Noble actor refuses to exit his theatre, despite it being condemned for demolition.
3 Feb. 1961Unbury the Dead
A man who deserted, leaving his 12 comrades to die during the war is released and Jones's morals are tested again when he is asked by him to help him regain his property.
10 Feb. 1961The End Justifies the End
A man makes the headlines for tax fraud, but blames his lawyer for advising him badly. So he decides he would rather have Jones. But yet again Jones is torn because of other less than righteous things in the guy's past.
17 Feb. 1961Lethal Weapons
A famous boxer who is a friend of Jones, is accused of assaulting someone outside the ring. Things don't look good for the boxer as he has mysterious injuries.
24 Feb. 1961One for the Money
Ernie the butcher is not happy that his sister has married a criminal, but Johnny says he is reformed and asks Jones to transfer his laundry into his wife's name. However Ernie thinks that not just clothes but money is being laundered.
3 Mar. 1961Cold Turkey
In an uncharacteristically serious story, free of the usual shenanigans, Jones deals with a traumatic case of a man who had tried to pass the buck, going through the stages of coming down from a heroin high.
10 Mar. 1961The Concert
A singer's agent hires Jones to defend his client when she finds herself unable to work with a conductor whose musical interpretations are very different to her own.
17 Mar. 1961Everybody Versus Timmy Drayton
Jones's former commanding officer turns up wanting him to help get custody of his son from the stepfather after his wife dies.
24 Mar. 1961A Very Special Citizen
This time it is C.E.'s turn to have an old friend show up in trouble, when a doctor served with a $100,000 malpractice suit needs Jones's help to protect his trusted status.
31 Mar. 1961Accidental Tourist
Karl visits Gus with a list of demands, but there are some people you just don't blackmail.
7 Apr. 1961Mea Culpa
A lynch mob accuses a man of kidnapping a little girl when in actual fact he was rescuing her. When he is found guilty, Jones feels guilt for not taking the case himself.
21 Apr. 1961A Fool for a Client
Jones is called on by the daughter of a retired judge who is one of his personal heroes to stop his violent descent into alcoholism. The man then not only becomes his own defense but is also called as a witness for his prosecution.
21 Apr. 1961The Enemy
Jones successfully defends an alleged killer under a plea of insanity. As he gnaws on a dry bagel, he wonders if for once his case also had holes in it.
5 May 1961One by One
While waiting outside for Jones, C.E. is beaten by a gang of checkered cap-wearing thugs. Lincoln is determined they shall be punished one way or another.
12 May 1961A Quiet Town
In another case of mistaken identity and lynch mob rule, a boy who swerved to miss a hit and run victim knocked down by a motorcycle gang is accused of being the killer himself. But then suddenly Jones finds his own livelihood at risk.
28 Apr. 1961The Last Commencement
Another hit and run case, this time committed by a car. Things become awkward when it turns out the driver was the son of the founder of the law school which Jones graduated.
26 May 1961No Law for Ghosts
Two women are returning from a birthday party late at night when one of them is attacked and dies. A local hobo is accused, but an anonymous donor sends Jones $150 to defend him.
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