The Defenders (1961-1965)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1961-09-16

Runtime: 1 hour

Genre(s): Drama

Language(s): English


The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series . It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, conscientious objectors, civil rights demonstrators, a schoolteacher fired for being an atheist, an author accused of pornography, and a physician charged in a mercy killing.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 132
Season 1 32
Season 2 34
Season 3 36
Season 4 30
Cast 6
E.G. Marshall - Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed - Kenneth Preston
Joan Hackett - Joan Miller
Polly Rowles - Helen Donaldson
Robert Redford - Gary Degan
William Shatner
Production 2
Herbert Brodkin - Executive Producer
Bob Markell - Producer
Writing 3
David Karp - Writer
Robert Thom - Writer
Reginald Rose - Writer
Costume & Make-Up 1
Mary Merrill - Costume Design
Network 1

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