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The Defenders (TV Series)

Original title
The Defenders (TV Series)
Year
Running time
60 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Reginald Rose, David Karp, William Woolfolk, Ernest Kinoy, Larry Cohen, Stanley R. Greenberg, Roger H. Lewis, Robert J. Crean, David Shaw, Max Ehrlich, Robert ThomSee 7 More
Music
Leonard Rosenman
Cinematography
Maurice Hartzband (B&W)
Cast
Producer
CBS Productions, Plautus Productions. Broadcast by: CBS Productions
Genre
TV Series. Drama | Courtroom Drama / Lawyers
Synopsis
TV Series (1961-965). 4 Seasons. 132 Episodes. Recent law school graduate (Robert Reed) joins his father (E.G. Marshall) as the pair tackle challenging legal cases, often involving issues which were highly touchy for the times (abortion, euthanasia, "un-American" activities, movie censorship). In most the freshly minted lawyer has much to learn from his father's extensive legal experience.
Awards
1965: Emmy: Best Director (Paul Bogart) and Writing. 3 nominations
1964: Emmy: Best Series Drama, Actor (Jack Klugman) and Writing. 6 nominations
1963: Emmy: Best Series Drama, Actor (Marshall), Director, Writing and Editing. 9 nom.
1962: Emmy: Best Series Drama, Actor (E.G. Marshall), Direction and Writing
1963: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations, including Best TV Show
1962: Golden Globes: Best TV Show - Drama
1964: Directors Guild of America (DGA): 2 Nominations for Best Director (Miniseries/TV Movie)
1962: Directors Guild of America (DGA): 2 Nominations for Best Director (Miniseries/TV Movie)
1964: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama
1963: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama
1962: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama
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