Scripts and Set Plans for the Television Series The Defenders, 1962-1965

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Title: The Defenders scripts and set plans
Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0129
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1962-1965
Abstract: The Defenders was televised 1961 to 1965. The series featured E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father-son team of defense attorneys. The program established a model for social-issue type television series that were created in the early sixties. The collection consists of annotated scripts from January 1962 to March 1965.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Defenders Scripts and Set Plans (Collection PASC 129). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

History

The Defenders television series ran from September 1961-September 1965. Filmed in New York, the stories centered on a father-and-son team of defense attorneys, and explored issues such as euthanasia, abortion, blacklisting, and civil disobedience. Regular cast members included, E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Helen Donaldson, and Joan Hackett. The series was created by Reginald Rose, who wrote several of the scripts, and was produced by Herbert Brodkin. Other regular writers included Ernest Kinoy and Robert Crean.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of annotated scripts for the television series The Defenders. Includes the scripts for production numbers 29-132 (January 1962-March 1965). Script annotations may have been made by writer, Robert Markell.

Related Material

Paramount Television records (Collection PASC 171). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, UCLA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Television scripts.
Television--Production and direction--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 1

ALONG CAME A SPIDER. 31 2/24/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Peter Stone.
Box 2

APOSTLE, THE. 45 8/6/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg.
Box 1

AVENGER, THE. 37 4/26/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: James Lee.
Box 1

BLOOD COUNTY. 33 3/9/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Ernest Kinoy. Director: Buzz Kulik.
Box 1

BROKEN BARRELHEAD. 32 3/2/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Karp.
Box 7

BUMS' RUSH, THE. 131 3/11/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Alvin Boretz.
Box 5

COMEBACK. 107 6/15/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Reginald Rose, Edward DeBlasio.
Box 5

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS. 108 6/23/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Reginald Rose, Ellen M. Violett.
Box 6

DEATH ON WHEELS. 119 11/3/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: George Bellak.
Box 2

DEATH TAKES THE STAND. 42 6/13/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Davidson
Box 3

DRINK LIKE A LADY. 90 1/2/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Ellen M. Violett
Box 3

EYE OF FEAR, THE. 54 11/6/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg.
Box 6

EYEWITNESS. 116 10/6/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Karp.
Box 4

FADE AWAY. 94 2/12/1964.

Box 4

FINE LINE, THE. 99 4/1/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Harold Gast. Director: Buzz Kulik.
Box 6

FIRES OF THE MIND. 122 12/3/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Arnold Manoff.
Box 5

GO-BETWEEN. 111 7/21/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Larry Cohen, Reginald Rose.
Box 1

GRANDMA TNT. 38 5/2/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Karp.
Box 5

HERO OF THE PEOPLE. 106 5/20/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Rod Sylvester, William Woolfolk.
Box 4

HIDDEN FURY, THE. 93 2/3/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: George Baxt.
Box 2

HIDDEN JUNGLE, THE. 40 5/7/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg.
Box 5

HOLLOW TRIUMPH. 102 4/30/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Howard Fast
Box 3

HOUR BEFORE DOOMSDAY, THE. 56 11/28/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: William Woolfolk
Box 7

IMPEACHMENT. 126 1/21/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg.
Box 1

INDELIBLE SILENCE, THE. 36 3/14/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Charles Garment
Box 2

KILL OR BE KILLED. 47 8/24/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Larry Cohen.
Box 5

KING OF THE HILL. 110 7/1/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert J. Crean.
Box 3

LAST ILLUSION, THE. 57 12/7/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: William Woolfolk
Box 2

MADMAN. 41 6/4/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert Thom.
Box 2

MAN AGAINST HIMSELF, A. 48 9/7/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Raphael Hayes.
Box 6

MAN WHO, THE. 113 9/1/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Reginald Rose, Ernest Kinoy.
Box 7

MATTER OF LAW AND DISORDER, A. 128 2/10/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Roger H. Lewis.
Box 7

MERRY-GO-ROUND MENDER, THE. 124 12/30/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert J. Crean.
Box 3

METAMORPHOSIS. 55 11/1/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg.
Box 4

MIND OVER MURDER. 97 3/11/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Roger H. Lewis
Box 4

MOMENT OF TRUTH. 92 1/21/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Karp
Box 3

MURDER MINUS ONE. 89 12/5/1963.

Box 1

NAKED HEIRESS, THE. 29 1/23/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Alvin Boretz.
Box 7

NO-KNOCK. 123 12/15/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Peter A. Chilles. Director: Daniel Petrie.
Box 7

NOBODY ASKS WHAT SIDE YOU'RE ON... 125 1/7/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Ellen M. Violett.
Box 4

NON-VIOLENT, THE. 100 4/10/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Ernest Kinoy
Box 6

OBJECTOR, THE. 121 11/23/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Harold Gast.
Box 7

ONLY A CHILD. 132 3/22/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Ellen M. Violett.
Box 3

ORDEAL. 52 11/11/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Shaw.
Box 3

PILL MAN, THE. 88 11/25/1963.

Scope and Content

Writers: Charles Eckert, Albert Ruben
Box 2

POISONED FRUIT DOCTRINE. 50 9/19/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: A.J. Russell
Box 2

POLTERGEIST. 51 10/8/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Reginald Rose.
Box 1

REUNION WITH DEATH. 30 2/13/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Shaw.
Box 2

SAVAGE INFANT, THE. 49 8/17/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: David Karp.
Box 3

SECRET, THE. 86 11/11/1963.

Scope and Content

Writer: Larry Cohen.
Box 5

SIEGE, THE. 112 7/30/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Bo Goldman, Ian McLellan Hunter.
Box 1

SEVEN GHOSTS OF SIMON GRAY. 34 3/23/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg.
Box 6

SILENT KILLER. 118 10/22/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Martin Donaldson, William Woolfolk. Directed by Daniel Petrie.
Box 4

SIXTH ALARM, THE. 98 3/23/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: William Woolfolk
Box 4

STOWAWAY. 101 4/3/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Edward DeBlasio
Box 4

SURVIVAL. 91 1/10/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: William Woolfolk
Box 7

SWORN TWELVE, THE. 127 2/1/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Edward DeBlasio.
Box 3

TASTE OF ASHES, A. 87 11/19/1963.

Scope and Content

Writers: Reginald Rose, David W. Rintels.
Box 4

THIEF, THE. 95 2/21/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert J. Crean
Box 2

TILL DEATH DO YOU PART. 43 5/22/1962.

Box 3

TRAITOR, THE. 53 10/24/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Larry Cohen
Box 5

TURNING POINT. 109 6/29/1964.

Scope and Content

Writers: Reginald Rose, James Lee.
Box 5

UNCIVIL WAR, THE. 103 5/8/1964.

Box 1

UNWANTED, THE. 39 5/11/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert Thom.
Box 6

UNWRITTEN LAW, THE. 120 11/23/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Larry Cohen.
Box 6

VOICE LOUD AND CLEAR, A. 115 9/23/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert J. Crean
Box 1

VOICES OF DEATH, THE. 35 3/9/1962.

Scope and Content

Writer: Reginald Rose.
Box 6

WHIPPING BOY. 117 10/15/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Edward DeBlasio.
Box 6

WHITEWASH. 114 9/11/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Roger H. Lewis.
Box 4

YANKEE COME HOME. 96 2/28/1964.

Scope and Content

Writer: Albert Ruben
Box 7

YOUTHS AND MAIDENS ON AN EVENING WALK. 129 2/19/1965.

Scope and Content

Writer: Robert J. Crean.