JUDD FOR THE DEFENSE - Classic TV Shows

 The show starred Carl Betz, who had previously spent eight years in the role of the bland Dr. Stone, husband of Donna Reed in The Donna Reed Show. In his new role, reportedly based on high-profile lawyers such as F. Lee Bailey and Percy Foreman, Betz played Clinton Judd, a flamboyant attorney based in Houston, Texas, who often took on controversial cases across the country.

Even before the show premiered, Foreman threatened a lawsuit by saying that the program was "appropriating for commercial purposes my career as a lawyer." Throughout the course of the two-year run of the show, there were never enough viewers to establish Foreman's claim, although critics gave it positive reviews. Undoubtedly the skittishness of viewers was a result of the program's dealing with then-taboo (though contemporary) subjects such as homosexuality, blacklisting and draft dodgers, as well as the open-ended conclusions in many episodes.

The show's producer, Harold Gast, sought to break new ground with the program, using a number of new writers for scripts that veered away from previous television conventions. In addition, one personal experience involving credit card problems caused by computers became the basis for an episode entitled, "Epitaph on a Computer Card." In 1968, Gast and writer Leon Tokatyan won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the episode "Tempest in a Texas Town".


Betz's portrayal of a lawyer helped him win both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards after the show's final season.


VOLUME #1


CONFESSIONAL


FIREBRAND


SHADOW OF A KILLER


THOU SHALT NOT SUFFER


THE MONEY FARM


THE DEATH FARM


NO LAW AGAINST MURDER


EPITAPH ON A COMPUTER CARD


WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH MONEY


IN A PUFF OF SMOKE


LAW AND ORDER BLUES #1


LAW AND ORDER BLUES #2


COMMITMENT


DEVILS SURROGATE


CIVAL CASES OF MURDER


BETWEEN DARK AND DAYLIGHT


VOLUME #2


TEMPEST IN A SMALL TOWN


THE DEAD END


SOUND OF A PLASTIC AXE


WEEK THE HUNTER HOME


THOU SHALT NOT SUFFER


OTHER SIDE OF THE LAW


SQUARE HOUSE


PUNISHMENT CRUEL & UNUSUAL


VIEW FROM THE IVORY TOWER


KINGDOM OF THE BLIND


ELEPHANT IN A CIGAR BOX


EVERYBODY LOVES HARLAN


YOU REMEMBER JOE MADDOX


FALL OF THE SKYLARK


WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH MONEY


WORST OF BOTH WORLDS

Judd For the Defense
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