The Defenders (1961–1965)

Conspiracy of Silence 

When a patient bleeds to death during a routine hernia operation, his widow wants answers, yet she finds few forthcoming, so she asks Preston's help. The lawyer and his son work on the case... See full summary »

Director:

Alex March

Writers:

Roger H. Lewis (as Roger Hill Lewis), Reginald Rose (created by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Carroll O'Connor ... Dr. Hugh Morgan
Janet Ward Janet Ward ... Thelma Dawson
James Olson ... Dr. Frank Spencer
Louise Sorel ... Margie Spencer
Charles White ... Dr. Fallon
Theo Goetz Theo Goetz ... Professor Treem
Joshua Shelley Joshua Shelley ... Mr. Maxwell
Heywood Hale Broun ... Dr. Lillis
John McQuade John McQuade ... Mr. Eastlake
Eugene Peterson Eugene Peterson ... Arthur Dawson
Wendell K. Phillips Wendell K. Phillips ... The Judge (as Wendell K. Phillips Sr.)
Raymond Bramley Raymond Bramley ... Mr. Pike
Ruth Maynard Ruth Maynard ... Nurse Baldwin
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Storyline

When a patient bleeds to death during a routine hernia operation, his widow wants answers, yet she finds few forthcoming, so she asks Preston's help. The lawyer and his son work on the case, finding the doctors and staff of the hospital closing ranks, except for a young intern with a guilty conscience. Written by WesternOne

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Plot Keywords:

cover up | malpractice | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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