The Defenders (1961)

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Notes (6)

  • Guest starring Arthur Hill and me, Nicholas Hammond as his son.

  • The show's regular sponsors refused to advertise during this episode because of its controversial subject matter.

  • The script for this episode was published in Electronic Drama: television plays of the sixties, eds. Richard Averson and David Manning White. Boston: Beacon Press, 1972 (92–135).

  • 1964 Emmy Winner: This episode garnered Ernest Kinoy an emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama, Original.

  • Jack Klugman received an Emmy for his guest role as Joe Larch in this episode.

  • Apart from a few commercials, this episode was the only television directing work of the great Scots-American film director Alexander Mackendrick. His work in the cinema includes such classics as "The Man In The White Suit", "The Ladykillers" and "Sweet Smell Of Success". He claimed that he took the job after being fired from two movies for being "too slow" - he wanted to prove he could work fast.