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1 :01x01 - Hannigan

Sep/15/1962
After the death of his brother, a man retains Benedict to get himself a larger share of the deceased's estate.
Guest Stars: Gene Raymond as James Hannigan | Lloyd Bochner as Judge Bentham | Donna Douglas as Francine | Arthur Hanson as Prosecutor | Katharine Bard as Patricia Hannigan | Tammy Marihugh as Bridgette Hannigan | Fred Coby as Bailiff | Jess Kirkpatrick as Court Clerk | Edgar Stehli as guest star
Director: Boris Sagal

2 :01x02 - A Split Week in San Quentin

Sep/22/1962
An entertainer who was convicted on a narcotics charge asks Sam Benedict to help him with his appeal.
Guest Stars: Jack Weston as Joey Kent | Katharine Ross as Teresa Parelli | Joe De Santis as Judge Parelli | Henry Beckman as Gerald Spanglor | Rex Ingram as Judge Larkin

3 :01x03 - Nor Practice Makes Perfect

Sep/29/1962
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Guest Stars: Claude Rains as Thanis Jundelin | John Anderson (1) as James Bradley | Linda Watkins as Emma Horngarth | Narda Onyx as Vicki Anneau | Buddy Lewis as Lewis Markowitz | Adrienne Marden as Judge Anders | Ed Prentiss as Pete Coburn | Frank Puglia as Rico | Joey Scott (1) as Johnny Anneau | Jerry Ziesmer as Rip Elkins
Director: Boris Sagal

4 :01x04 - Nothing Equals Nothing

Oct/06/1962
Benedict takes the defense of a San Francisco socialite accused of murdering her husband and decides to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
Guest Stars: Constance Ford as Margaret Palmer | Nancy Kelly as Sarah Wallace Sykes | Otto Kruger as Judge Radcliffe | Joe De Santis as Judge Parrelli | Mai Tai Sing as Lily Sin | Karl Swenson as Barney Rossvalley | Wilfred Tsang as Charlie Sin
Director: Don Medford

5 :01x05 - Tears for a Nobody Doll

Oct/13/1962
Benedict takes the case of woman who's in-laws are suing for custody of her unborn child on the grounds that she is mentally retarded and would be an unfit mother.
Guest Stars: Joanna Barnes as Cordelia Montagne | Miyoshi Umeki as Sumiko Matsui | Michael Constantine as Judge Tower | Robert F. Simon as Bill Gottlieb | Virginia Gregg as Judge Semmler | Aki Aleong as Arthur | Allen Jung as Matsui
Director: Roger Kay
Writer: Ellis Marcus

6 :01x06 - Twenty Aching Years

Oct/20/1962
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Guest Stars: Herschel Bernardi as Tony Delgano | Joanne Linville as Geraldine Delgano | Harry Townes as Prosecutor | Alexander Lockwood as Judge Baker | Leonard Nimoy as Judge Shatley | Robert J. Wilke as Radick
Director: Paul Nickell
Writer: Ellis Marcus

7 :01x07 - Maddon's Folly

Oct/27/1962
A woman learns that her beloved father embezzled nearly $150,000 before his sudden and untimely death.
Guest Stars: Paul Newlan as Judge Quinbury | Vera Miles as Midge Maddon | Robert Lansing as Owen Scott | Woodrow Parfrey as Vernon Kurtz | Ken Renard as Bentley Coombs | Edward O'Brien as Chris Dane | Joel Fluellen as Ames | Eric Norman as Father Duggan | Bernard Kates as Dobmeyer
Director: William Graham

8 :01x08 - Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells

Nov/03/1962
A woman asks Sam to help her persuade her hubby to get married in a religious ceremony before her devoutly religious mother arrives on the scene for the birth of the couple's first child.
Guest Stars: Joseph Schildkraut as Rabbi Gottlieb | Larry Blyden as Mort Friedman | Zohra Lampert as Sarah Friedman | Ross Elliott as Marty Rhodes | Lewis Charles as Charlie | Bernard Fein as Harry | Barry Kelley as Senator Condor | Darryl Richard as Leon Katz
Director: Ida Lupino

9 :01x09 - Life is a Lie, Love is a Cheat

Nov/10/1962
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Guest Stars: Paul Newlan as Judge Quinbury | Audrey Meadows as Dr. Carrie Morton | Ed Nelson as Neil Brackett | Dora Howard as Gloria Gorman | Robert H. Harris as Judge Thomas | Joe Mantell as Frederick Stark
Director: Don Medford

10 :01x10 - The Bird of Warning

Nov/17/1962
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Guest Stars: Diana Hyland as Donna Heistand | Maria Palmer as Marushka Vesterhazy | George Tobias as Max Vesterhazy | Maria Schroeder as Waitress
Director: Abner Biberman

11 :01x11 - The View from an Ivory Tower

Nov/24/1962
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Guest Stars: Dan O'Herlihy as Marbury | Phyllis Avery as Betsy Grayson | Lawrence Dobkin as Judge Ryan | David Sheiner as Ben Williams
Director: Paul Nickell

12 :01x12 - Everyone's Playing Polo

Dec/14/1962
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Guest Stars: Burgess Meredith as Cyrus Carter | Joby Baker as Nick | Yvonne Craig as Angela Larkin | Milton Selzer as Dr. Michaels | Irene Dailey as Amelia Carter
Director: Ida Lupino

13 :01x13 - Too Many Strangers

Dec/08/1962
Benedict defends a young man accused of murdering one of San Francisco's most prominent citizens.
Guest Stars: Gloria Grahame as Rita Bain | Marsha Hunt as Cora Wilcox | Judi Meredith as Diane Langley | Michael Parks as Larry Wilcox | Barry Russo as Perry Lewis | Bernard Fein as Harry Owen | Robert J. Wilke as Lt. Hanley
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Writer: Ellis Marcus

14 :01x14 - So Various, So Beautiful

Dec/15/1962
A woman's false testimony might have sent an innocent man to the gas chamber.
Guest Stars: Theodore Bikel as Neil Bonney | Hazel Court as Deborah Bowman | Murray Matheson as Larry Wallencott | Noah Keen as Judge Medford
Director: Abner Biberman

15 :01x15 - Where There's a Will

Dec/22/1962
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Guest Stars: Susan Gordon as Edith Colby | Rory O'Brien as Colby | Geraldine Brooks as Carol Colby | Frank Overton as Roger Colby | Jean Inness as Friend | Norman Fell as Alex McConnell
Director: Paul Nickell
Writer: Art Wallace

16 :01x16 - The Target Over the Hill

Dec/29/1962
A routine adoption hearing is interrupted by the adoptee's natural mother who says that she has kicked her narcotics habit and now wants her child back.
Guest Stars: Inger Stevens as Theresa Stone | Everett Sloane as Judge Copeland | Arch Johnson as Frank Drucker | Dolores Sutton as Sarah Franklyn | Patrick Hale as Billy Stone
Director: Richard Donner

17 :01x17 - Not Even the Gulls Shall Weep

Jan/05/1963
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Guest Stars: Howard Duff as Gregory Tyler | Ida Lupino as Ruth Tyler | J. Pat O'Malley as Fred Small | Karl Swenson as Barney Rossvalley | David Sheiner as Ben Williams
Director: Richard Donner

18 :01x18 - The Boiling Point

Jan/12/1963
A police officer begins harassing a gangster.
Guest Stars: Abner Biberman as Carl Grodek | Gary Merrill as Bill Merriman | David Wayne as Eddie Jerome | Elizabeth MacRae as Mrs. Jerome | Alexander Lockwood as Judge Baker | Kenneth Tobey as guest star | John McLiam as guest star | William Kerwin as Karl
Director: Richard Donner

19 :01x19 - Green Room, Grey Morning

Jan/19/1963
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Guest Stars: Ruth Roman as Florence Haney | Frank Albertson as Frank Gordon | Tige Andrews as Bill Yohler | Sam Gilman as Dr. Springfield
Director: Abner Biberman
Writer: Carey Wilber

20 :01x20 - Run Softly, Oh Softly

Jan/26/1963
An insurance swindler who fled the country returns and asks Sam for help.
Guest Stars: Brian Keith as Mitch Dawlt | Lori Martin as Laurie Dawlt | Barbara Stuart as Mrs. Beasley | Philip Ober as Leo Cabern | Max Showalter as John Buchanan | Bert Remsen as Jack Seibert
Director: Paul Henreid

21 :01x21 - Sugar and Spice and Everything....

Feb/06/1963
Because he's busy with another trial, Sam sends Hank Tabor to fill in for him in the defense of a dancer charged with murder.
Guest Stars: Arthur O'Connell as Noah Jackson | Yvonne Craig as Amy Vickers | Robert Emhardt as Judge | Gail Kobe as Beth Kendall | William Schallert as Neil Carlson | Paul Birch as Captain Boyd | Peter Mamakos as Marco
Director: Ida Lupino

22 :01x22 - Some Fires Die Slowly

Feb/16/1963
Sam takes the case of a businessman who's charged with burning down his factory to collect the insurance.
Guest Stars: Barry Sullivan as Doug Stover | James MacArthur as Bert Stover | Betty Field as Mrs. Stover | George Mitchell as Joe Martinson | Gage Clarke as Judge Rogers | Karl Swenson as Watchman
Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Art Wallace

23 :01x23 - Image of a Toad

Feb/23/1963
A convict about to be paroled from Alcatraz falls for his prison psychologist.
Guest Stars: Nehemiah Persoff as Vernon Hill | Beverly Garland as Jan Fielding | Russell Collins as Walker Smith | Doro Merande as Elizabeth Campbell | Patricia Huston as Mildred Hunter | James Flavin as Douglas Ward
Director: Don Richardson
Writer: Ellis Marcus

24 :01x24 - Seventeen Gypsies and a Sinner Named Charlie

Mar/02/1963
Benedict defends a lookalike who is accused of bilking money from charities for 17 children he "adopted."
Guest Stars: Maria O'Brien as Mary | Katie Sweet as Emily | Rory Stevens as Augie | Kyle Johnson as Dutch | Barry Livingston as Frankie | Manuel Padilla, Jr. as Joey Cairo | Kurt Russell as Knute | Ross Elliott as Marty Rhodes | Edmond O'Brien as Charlie Dunphie
Director: Abner Biberman

25 :01x25 - Accomplice

Mar/09/1963
Sam's co-counsel in the trial of two murderers makes a secret deal with the prosecution.
Guest Stars: Eddie Albert as Lewis Wiley | Brock Peters as Elton | Roger Perry as Pittman | Ellen Holly as Elissa | Phillip Pine as Temple
Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Larry Cohen

26 :01x26 - Read No Evil

Mar/16/1963
A teacher finds his job threatened when he opposes local censorship policies.
Guest Stars: Robert Lansing as Phillip Matthews | Olive Deering as Wilma Hartley | Susan Silo as Barbara Eddy | Frank Sinatra, Jr. as Roy Faring | Shirley O'Hara as Helen Eddy | Paul Fix as Jason Hewitt | Michael Harris (2) as Foster | Paul Mantee as Policeman | Donald Woods (1) as Byron Leonard
Director: Abner Biberman

27 :01x27 - Of Rusted Cannons and Fallen Sparrows

Mar/23/1963
An avowed racist and a Communist both seek the help of Benedict's firm.
Guest Stars: James Gregory as John Paul Elcott | Nina Foch as Nora Hildon | Russell Thorson as Thomas Morgan | Lisabeth Hush as Jacquie Bonneau | James Anderson (1) as Sheriff Conway | Michael Strong (1) as Davis Friedman | Don 'Red' Barry as Judge Barrett | Lyle Sudrow as Cranshaw | Ann Carroll (1) as Mrs. Olson | Harvey Korman as Reporter | Bobby Troup as Bearded Man | Greg Morris as Victim | Bill Walker (1) as Man | Charles McDaniel as Aide
Director: Richard Donner

28 :01x28 - Season for Vengeance

Mar/30/1963
Benedict is appointed to defend a woman accused of murder only she doesn't care whether he mounts a defense or not.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Ashley as Cindy Messerman | Lou Jacobi as Hans Brower | Paul Lukas as Karl Messerman | Gusti Huber as Rose Hanchen | Paul Hampton as Dr. Hanchen | Joe De Santis as Judge Murrill | Ross Elliott as Marty Rhodes | Ted Knight as Judge Sloan | Vicki London as Nurse | Bing Russell as Len George | Will J. White as Officer Tomack
Director: Abner Biberman
Warning: Sam Benedict guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 15, 1962
Ended: September 07, 1963
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