The Defenders (1961)

Season 3 Episode 10

Climate of Evil

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Dec 07, 1963 on CBS
8.8
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  • A young man takes the rap for a crime actually committed by his brother, but does not realise how far a short prison term will affect him, and his very existence.moreless

    8.5
    This was a terrifying episode in its day. It does suffer from making its protagonist (a fine performance by Dean Stockwell) too simon-pure; the attack on the destructiveness of the prison system would have been more effective if the character had actually been guilty of something. We are still appalled, though, as, bit by bit, the young man's confidence is destroyed and he finds himself entirely unable to cope with the corruptions of life inside. At the end of the episode, even though he has a relatively short time left in jail, he is calmly awaiting his own death - it will, he says, be passed off as a tragic accident, but really, he'll be murdered.moreless
Joan Hackett

Joan Hackett

Joan Miller

Robert Reed

Robert Reed

Kenneth Preston

E.G. Marshall

E.G. Marshall

Lawrence Preston

Polly Rowles

Polly Rowles

Helen Donaldson (1961-1962)

Warren Finnerty

Warren Finnerty

George Hacker

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Nan Martin

Nan Martin

Grave Havelock

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Fred J. Scollay

Fred J. Scollay

Frank Havelock

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Lonny Chapman

Lonny Chapman

Guard Hendricks

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