The Defenders (1961–1965)
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The Benefactor 

The Prestons defend a doctor arrested by the police for performing illegal abortions.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Peter Stone, Reginald Rose (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Robert F. Simon ... Dr. Ernest Montgomery (as Robert Simon)
Judson Laire Judson Laire ... Judge Burton Henshaw
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Elinor Stafford (as Collin Wilcox)
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ... Sandra Mason
Polly Rowles ... Helen Donaldson
Kermit Murdock ... D.A. Frank Larkin
Margaret Barker Margaret Barker ... Dr. Susan Phillips
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney ... Mrs. Stafford
Will Hare ... Mr. Mason
Dee Hartford ... Audrey Gunther
Frank Marth ... Sergeant Rogers
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Mr. Patterson
Frank Daly Frank Daly ... Harris
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Storyline

The Prestons defend a doctor arrested by the police for performing illegal abortions.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The program's sponsors refused to advertise on this episode, necessitating a last-minute replacement, because it was so controversial. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mad Men: The Benefactor (2008) See more »

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