The Defenders (1961–1965)
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The Prestons defend a policeman who killed the teenage boy that attacked his five-year-old daughter. The officer stubbornly insists he had a right to do it and most of his neighbors agree with him.

Writers:

John W. Bloch, Reginald Rose (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Richard Kiley ... George Helber
Barbara Barrie ... Fran Helber
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Crile
J.D. Cannon ... District Attorney
Michael Constantine ... Mr. Heinmiller
Polly Rowles ... Helen Donaldson
Martin Sheen ... Arnold McCabe
Leslie Litomy Leslie Litomy ... Dr. Vestigi (as Leslie Litumy)
John Boruff John Boruff ... Judge
John Marriott ... Lieutenant Hardiman
Rachel Feldman ... Lauire Helber (as Rachel Benoff)
David Kerman David Kerman ... Jury Foreman
Lester Lawrence Lester Lawrence ... The Clerk (as Lester Laurence)
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Storyline

The Prestons defend a policeman who killed the teenage boy that attacked his five-year-old daughter. The officer stubbornly insists he had a right to do it and most of his neighbors agree with him.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First credited appearance for Martin Sheen in TV or film. See more »

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