The story of Sam Benedict, a defense attorney working out of San Francisco, California. Based on the files of criminal attorney Jacob Ehrlich.
- imDb Rating: 8.0 (44 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Sam Benedict is the go to lawyer in the San Francisco area with a reputation for winning impossible cases. Trudy has his office running efficiently while Hank keeps things from getting too serious as Benedict's right hand man.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 15 Sep 1962
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Drama
- Director: N/A
- Writer: E. Jack Neuman
- Actors: Edmond O'Brien, Richard Rust, Joan Tompkins
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 1
Season for Vengeance
Episode 1x28; Mar 30, 1963
A woman is accused of murder and doesn't even care to find a lawyer to defend her.
1x28: Season for Vengeance
1x27: Of Rusted Cannons and Fallen Sparrows
1x26: Read No Evil
1x24: Seventeen Gypsies and a Sinner Named Charlie
1x23: Image of a Toad
1x22: Some Fires Die Slowly
1x21: Sugar and Spice and Everything....
1x20: Run Softly, Oh Softly
Joan Tompkins as Trudy Wagner
Richard Rust as Hank Tabor
Edmond O'Brien as Sam Benedict
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
When his brother dies, James Hannigan is overcome with grief---at his small share of the estate.
|2||2||A Split Week in San Quentin||1962-09-22||60||
Entertainer Joey Kent was convicted on a narcotics charge mainly because of his obnoxious and uncooperative attitude - and now he wants Sam to help him.
|3||3||Nor Practice Makes Perfect||1962-09-29||60||
Sam Benedict defends Thonis J Jundelin, San Fransisco's one-time greatest lawyer, against a charge of professional misconduct.
|4||4||Nothing Equals Nothing||1962-10-06||60||
San Francisco socialite Sarah Wallace Sykes shocks the city by murdering her husband. Benedict agrees to handle the defense and decides to plead insanity.
|5||5||Tears for a Nobody Doll||1962-10-13||60||
Sam agrees to help Sumiko Matsui, whose in-laws are suing to obtain custody of her unborn child - on the grounds that Sumiko is mentally retarded and unfit to be a mother.
|6||6||Twenty Aching Years||1962-10-20||60||
When a college boy meats death while resisting arrest, hard-nosed police veteran Tony Delgano is threatened with indictment for manslaughter. Sam Benedict and associate Hank Tabor take the case.
Midge Maddon's world crashes when she hears that her father had embezzled nearly $150,000 before his sudden death.
|8||8||Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells||1962-11-03||60||
Sarah Friedman is expecting her first baby, and she's also expecting a visit from her very religious mother. Sarah was married in a civil ceremony, but she begs Sam to help persuade her husband to have a second wedding performed by a rabbi - before Momma arrives.
|9||9||Life is a Lie, Love is a Cheat||1962-11-10||60||
Sam gets involved in a lawsuit between two lovebirds.
|10||10||The Bird of Warning||1962-11-17||60||
Sam's case: a client with a jealous wife. Hank's case: a drunk-driving girl friend.
|11||11||The View from an Ivory Tower||1962-11-24||60||
Lawyer Hartnett Marbury dislikes Sam ---but he respects him enough to hire him as defense attorney in his own murder trial.
|12||12||Everyone's Playing Polo||1962-12-14||60||
When multimillionaire Cyrus Carter puts on a toga and begins meditating in a San Francisco park, his longtime friend, Sam Benedict, must prove Cyrus' sanity and save him millions from greedy relatives.
|13||13||Too Many Strangers||1962-12-08||60||
Sam Benedict defends young Larry Wilcox, who is accused of the murder of one of San Francisco's most respected citizens.
|14||14||So Various, So Beautiful||1962-12-15||60||
A woman's testimony caused an innocent man's execution. If she is found guilty of perjury, she faces the death penalty herself.
|15||15||Where There's a Will||1962-12-22||60||
Sam steps in when an insurance company won't pay off a policy to a condemned murderer.
|16||16||The Target Over the Hill||1962-12-29||60||
The routine adoption hearing for custody of Billy stone is interrupted by his natural mother, who insists that she has overcome her addiction to narcotics and wants the boy back.
|17||17||Not Even the Gulls Shall Weep||1963-01-05||60||
A love from long ago, Ruth Tyler, visits Sam Benedict for the first time in 15 years. She wants him to finalize a divorce from her husband, Robert Tyler, but she's unaware that Sam already has agreed to defend Robert.
|18||18||The Boiling Point||1963-01-12||60||
A police officer out to make things difficult for an old friend: gangster Eddie Jerome.
|19||19||Green Room, Grey Morning||1963-01-19||60||
An attorney nearly dies in an auto accident the night before his client, convicted murderer Mickey Herman, is scheduled for the gas chamber. Sam is called in to find new evidence to get a stay of execution for Herman.
|20||20||Run Softly, Oh Softly||1963-01-26||60||
After a big insurance swindle, executive Mitch Dawlt flees the country with plenty of cash - but without his daughter Laurie. Mitch soon returns and asks Sam for help - but the damage to Laurie is a more serious problem.
|21||21||Sugar and Spice and Everything....||1963-02-06||60||
When Sam is called in to handle the defense of dancer Amy Vickers, charged with murder, he's busy with another trial - so he sends Hank to fill in for him.
|22||22||Some Fires Die Slowly||1963-02-16||60||
Doug Stover has built up his lamp factory just for his son Bert, but the boy refuses to join the firm. When the factory burns down, the elder Stover is accused of setting the fire to collect the insurance.
|23||23||Image of a Toad||1963-02-23||60||
Convict Vernon Hill has fallen in love - on Alcatraz - with prison psychologist Jan Fielding, who is preparing him for a parole. But Vernon insists he doesn't want to see her once he is released.
|24||24||Seventeen Gypsies and a Sinner Named Charlie||1963-03-02||60||
Jailed on several charges of grand theft, Charlie Dunphie appears to have bilked a lot of money from a lot of charities, for 17 reasons - the 17 children he "adopted".
Sam and lawyer Lewis Wiley agree on the defense for two accused murderers then Wiley makes a secret deal.
|26||26||Read No Evil||1963-03-16||60||
A teacher's job is threatened when he opposes local censorship policies.
|27||27||Of Rusted Cannons and Fallen Sparrows||1963-03-23||60||
John Paul Elcott seeks Sam's legal advice when he decides that his right to speak freely - about his racial prejudice - is being curtailed. At the same time, suspected Communist Nora Hildon asks Hank to defend her.
|28||28||Season for Vengeance||1963-03-30||60||
A woman is accused of murder and doesn't even care to find a lawyer to defend her.
|Joan Tompkins||as Trudy Wagner|
|Richard Rust||as Hank Tabor|
|Edmond O'Brien||as Sam Benedict|
|Creator||E. Jack Neuman|
|Executive Producer||E. Jack Neuman|
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