The Defenders (1961)

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. 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. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose. The Museum of Broadcast Communications called it "perhaps the most socially conscious series the medium has ever seen", a show "singularly resonant with New Frontier liberalism." In 2002, The Defenders was ranked #31 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. and in 2013 TV Guide ranked it #8 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.

Directing:
  • Miloš Forman
Writing:
  • Reginald Rose
  • Robert Thom
  • David Karp
Seasons: 1 2 3 4
metacritic icon 7.4/10
themoviedb icon 9/10
  • Release Date: 1961-09-16
  • Views: 1464
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
  • Budget: $50,000,000
  • Revenue: $9,448,082
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