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Defenders, The (CBS 1961-1965, E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed)

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Crime drama series. Cases of Lawrence and Kenneth Preston, father and son attorneys. The show was never shy of tackling controversial topics and grew out of a Studio One production of 1957 called The Defender starring Ralph Bellamy and William Shatner defending murder suspect Steve McQueen.

production details
USA | CBS – Plautus | 132×50 minutes | 1961-65

Creators: Reginald Rose, Herbert Brodkin
Producer: Herbert Brodkin

cast
E.G. Marshall as Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed as Kenneth Preston
Joan Hackett as Joan Miller (1961-62)
Polly Rowles as Helen Donaldson (1961-62)
Robert Redford as Gary Degan