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The Public Defender is a half-hour 69-episode television dramatic series starring Reed Hadley as Bart Matthews, an attorney for the indigent. The series aired on CBS from March 11, 1954 to June 23, 1955, a season and a half.

  1. Mort R. Lewis


  2. Sam Shayon


Series Cast

  1. Reed Hadley

    Reed Hadley

    69 Episodes

  2. Frankie Darro

    Frankie Darro

    2 Episodes

  3. Richard Jaeckel

    Richard Jaeckel

    2 Episodes

  4. Ben Welden

    Ben Welden

    2 Episodes

  5. George E. Stone

    George E. Stone

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1954 | 43 Episodes

Season 2 of Public Defender premiered on September 6, 1954.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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