The Defenders

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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.

  1. Reginald Rose


Series Cast

  1. E.G. Marshall

    E.G. Marshall

    Lawrence Preston

    132 Episodes

  2. Robert Reed

    Robert Reed

    Kenneth Preston

    132 Episodes

  3. Joan Hackett

    Joan Hackett

    Joan Miller

    132 Episodes

  4. Polly Rowles

    Polly Rowles

    Helen Donaldson

    132 Episodes

  5. Robert Redford

    Robert Redford

    Gary Degan

    132 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1964 | 30 Episodes

Season 4 of The Defenders premiered on September 24, 1964.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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