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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 | Edgar Stehli as guest star | Jess Kirkpatrick as Court Clerk | Fred Coby as Bailiff | Tammy Marihugh as Bridgette Hannigan | Katharine Bard as Patricia Hannigan | Arthur Hanson as Prosecutor | Donna Douglas as Francine | Lloyd Bochner as Judge Bentham
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: Rex Ingram as Judge Larkin | Henry Beckman as Gerald Spanglor | Joe De Santis as Judge Parelli | Katharine Ross as Teresa Parelli | Jack Weston as Joey Kent

3 :01x03 - Nor Practice Makes Perfect

Sep/29/1962
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Guest Stars: Jerry Ziesmer as Rip Elkins | Joey Scott (1) as Johnny Anneau | Frank Puglia as Rico | Ed Prentiss as Pete Coburn | Adrienne Marden as Judge Anders | Buddy Lewis as Lewis Markowitz | Narda Onyx as Vicki Anneau | Linda Watkins as Emma Horngarth | John Anderson (1) as James Bradley | Claude Rains as Thanis Jundelin
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: Wilfred Tsang as Charlie Sin | Karl Swenson as Barney Rossvalley | Mai Tai Sing as Lily Sin | Joe De Santis as Judge Parrelli | Otto Kruger as Judge Radcliffe | Nancy Kelly as Sarah Wallace Sykes | Constance Ford as Margaret Palmer
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: Allen Jung as Matsui | Aki Aleong as Arthur | Virginia Gregg as Judge Semmler | Robert F. Simon as Bill Gottlieb | Michael Constantine as Judge Tower | Miyoshi Umeki as Sumiko Matsui | Joanna Barnes as Cordelia Montagne
Director: Roger Kay
Writer: Ellis Marcus

6 :01x06 - Twenty Aching Years

Oct/20/1962
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Guest Stars: Robert J. Wilke as Radick | Leonard Nimoy as Judge Shatley | Alexander Lockwood as Judge Baker | Harry Townes as Prosecutor | Joanne Linville as Geraldine Delgano | Herschel Bernardi as Tony Delgano
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: Bernard Kates as Dobmeyer | Eric Norman as Father Duggan | Joel Fluellen as Ames | Edward O'Brien as Chris Dane | Ken Renard as Bentley Coombs | Woodrow Parfrey as Vernon Kurtz | Robert Lansing as Owen Scott | Vera Miles as Midge Maddon | Paul Newlan as Judge Quinbury
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: Darryl Richard as Leon Katz | Barry Kelley as Senator Condor | Bernard Fein as Harry | Lewis Charles as Charlie | Ross Elliott as Marty Rhodes | Zohra Lampert as Sarah Friedman | Larry Blyden as Mort Friedman | Joseph Schildkraut as Rabbi Gottlieb
Director: Ida Lupino

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

Nov/10/1962
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Guest Stars: Joe Mantell as Frederick Stark | Robert H. Harris as Judge Thomas | Dora Howard as Gloria Gorman | Ed Nelson as Neil Brackett | Audrey Meadows as Dr. Carrie Morton | Paul Newlan as Judge Quinbury
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: David Sheiner as Ben Williams | Lawrence Dobkin as Judge Ryan | Phyllis Avery as Betsy Grayson | Dan O'Herlihy as Marbury
Director: Paul Nickell

12 :01x12 - Everyone's Playing Polo

Dec/14/1962
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Guest Stars: Irene Dailey as Amelia Carter | Milton Selzer as Dr. Michaels | Yvonne Craig as Angela Larkin | Joby Baker as Nick | Burgess Meredith as Cyrus 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: Robert J. Wilke as Lt. Hanley | Bernard Fein as Harry Owen | Barry Russo as Perry Lewis | Michael Parks as Larry Wilcox | Judi Meredith as Diane Langley | Marsha Hunt as Cora Wilcox | Gloria Grahame as Rita Bain
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: Noah Keen as Judge Medford | Murray Matheson as Larry Wallencott | Hazel Court as Deborah Bowman | Theodore Bikel as Neil Bonney
Director: Abner Biberman

15 :01x15 - Where There's a Will

Dec/22/1962
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Guest Stars: Norman Fell as Alex McConnell | Jean Inness as Friend | Frank Overton as Roger Colby | Geraldine Brooks as Carol Colby | Rory O'Brien as Colby | Susan Gordon as Edith Colby
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: Patrick Hale as Billy Stone | Dolores Sutton as Sarah Franklyn | Arch Johnson as Frank Drucker | Everett Sloane as Judge Copeland | Inger Stevens as Theresa Stone
Director: Richard Donner

17 :01x17 - Not Even the Gulls Shall Weep

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

18 :01x18 - The Boiling Point

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

19 :01x19 - Green Room, Grey Morning

Jan/19/1963
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Guest Stars: Sam Gilman as Dr. Springfield | Tige Andrews as Bill Yohler | Frank Albertson as Frank Gordon | Ruth Roman as Florence Haney
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: Bert Remsen as Jack Seibert | Max Showalter as John Buchanan | Philip Ober as Leo Cabern | Barbara Stuart as Mrs. Beasley | Lori Martin as Laurie Dawlt | Brian Keith as Mitch Dawlt
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: Peter Mamakos as Marco | Paul Birch as Captain Boyd | William Schallert as Neil Carlson | Gail Kobe as Beth Kendall | Robert Emhardt as Judge | Yvonne Craig as Amy Vickers | Arthur O'Connell as Noah Jackson
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: Karl Swenson as Watchman | Gage Clarke as Judge Rogers | George Mitchell as Joe Martinson | Betty Field as Mrs. Stover | James MacArthur as Bert Stover | Barry Sullivan as Doug Stover
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: James Flavin as Douglas Ward | Patricia Huston as Mildred Hunter | Doro Merande as Elizabeth Campbell | Russell Collins as Walker Smith | Beverly Garland as Jan Fielding | Nehemiah Persoff as Vernon Hill
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: Edmond O'Brien as Charlie Dunphie | Ross Elliott as Marty Rhodes | Kurt Russell as Knute | Manuel Padilla, Jr. as Joey Cairo | Barry Livingston as Frankie | Kyle Johnson as Dutch | Rory Stevens as Augie | Katie Sweet as Emily | Maria O'Brien as Mary
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: Phillip Pine as Temple | Ellen Holly as Elissa | Roger Perry as Pittman | Brock Peters as Elton | Eddie Albert as Lewis Wiley
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: Donald Woods (1) as Byron Leonard | Paul Mantee as Policeman | Michael Harris (2) as Foster | Paul Fix as Jason Hewitt | Shirley O'Hara as Helen Eddy | Frank Sinatra, Jr. as Roy Faring | Susan Silo as Barbara Eddy | Olive Deering as Wilma Hartley | Robert Lansing as Phillip Matthews
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: 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 | Lyle Sudrow as Cranshaw | Don 'Red' Barry as Judge Barrett | 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
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: Bing Russell as Len George | Vicki London as Nurse | Ted Knight as Judge Sloan | Ross Elliott as Marty Rhodes | Joe De Santis as Judge Murrill | Paul Hampton as Dr. Hanchen | Gusti Huber as Rose Hanchen | Paul Lukas as Karl Messerman | Lou Jacobi as Hans Brower | Elizabeth Ashley as Cindy Messerman | 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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