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Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • The Bad Ones
      The Bad Ones
      Episode 40
      6/2/55
      0.0
      Bart tries to help a young boy accused of trying to burn down a public school.
    • Operation: Cleat
      Operation: Cleat
      Episode 39
      5/26/55
      0.0
    • Condemned
      Condemned
      Episode 38
      5/19/55
      0.0
      Matthew defends a man who is accused of killing a cop. The fact that the man is a drunk doesn't help his case.
    • Eight Out of 100
      Eight Out of 100
      Episode 37
      5/12/55
      7.0
      Bart Matthews is called upon to defend Bertha Polaski when she is accused of stealing the jewels of Hans' deceased wife. His task is made more difficult when the police feel alienated due to a recent speech of Matthews' in Chicago when he quotes statistics that 8 out of 10 cases brought by the police are proven innocent by the role of the public defenders nationally.moreless
    • End of the Line
      End of the Line
      Episode 35
      4/28/55
      0.0
      A Public Defender planning on retirement puts great effort in trying to prevent a man from being sent to prison. Matthews tries to help him.
    • A Pair of Gloves
      A Pair of Gloves
      Episode 34
      4/21/55
      0.0
      An innocent man almost goes to prison when the only evidence is a pair of gloves. Bart gets helps from other Public Defenders across the country.
    • The Stepfather
      The Stepfather
      Episode 33
      4/14/55
      0.0
    • The Sapphire Mink
      The Sapphire Mink
      Episode 32
      4/7/55
      0.0
      The public defender helps a department store model who's accused of swiping a valuable fur coat.
    • Cornered
      Cornered
      Episode 30
      3/24/55
      0.0
      Unsuccessful boxer Nobby Bullaid is tried of running from an assault charge and calls Matthews to turn himself in. His current manager refuses to let go of his investment and convinces Nobby that Matthews will double-cross him. Now wanting to run away, he hijacks a couple in their car for $300 to escape town.moreless
    • Unknown Title
      Unknown Title
      Episode 29
      3/17/55
      0.0
      A good-looking teen says police beat him until he confessed to a crime he's never committed.
    • The Hitchhiker
      The Hitchhiker
      Episode 28
      3/10/55
      0.0
      A soldier heading home to his wife is accused of stealing a car and committing a hit-and-run offense.
    • A Knowledge of Astronomy
      3/3/55
      0.0
    • Jackpot
      Jackpot
      Episode 26
      2/24/55
      0.0
    • The Big Steel
      The Big Steel
      Episode 25
      2/17/55
      0.0

      A steel mill worker who's run down by an unmanned forklift claims a co-worker, Eddie Fraser, was trying to kill him. Eddie confirms the two have had words in the past, but denies having anything to do with the accident. Matthews gets the charges dropped, but Eddie has a secret to tell the district attorney.

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    • Mama's Boy
      Mama's Boy
      Episode 24
      2/10/55
      2.1
      Matthews defends a boy accused of murdering another boy during a fist fight.
    • The Director
      The Director
      Episode 23
      2/3/55
      0.0
    • In Memory of Murder
      6/2/55
      0.0
      Matthews defends an ex-policeman's daughter when she is accused of murdering her boyfriend.
    • Hot Rod
      Hot Rod
      Episode 10
      11/4/54
      0.0
    • Destiny
      Destiny
      Episode 9
      10/9/54
      0.0
      Unknown
    • Return of the Dead
      9/9/54
      0.0
      A long-absent husband finally returns and is rejected by his wife. The public defender becomes involved when murder results.
    • The Big Race
      The Big Race
      Episode 1
      9/2/54
      0.0
      Unknown
  • Season 1
  • Specials