Classic Shows

Bart Matthews defends the poor and others who cannot afford an attorney. All episodes are based on actual cases from across the country.

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Badge of Honor (06 May 1954)

Bart Matthews remembers a young, anxious police officer who made a mistake while still a rookie as they lay him to rest.

Let Justice Be Done (13 May 1954)

An assistant public defender must defend the man who is accused of killing his best friend, a police officer, and leave behind a grieving widow and son.

Out of the Past (05 Jul 1954)

After many years, an escaped convict's past catches up with him.

A Call In The Night (12 Jul 1954)

Teenagers from several "good families" are arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The parents are dumbfounded, wondering how good kids could get into so much trouble. One girl, represented by the public defender, gives her story.

The Big Race (20 Sep 1954)

A jockey refuses to throw a race and is framed on an assault charge. A jockey is jailed for injuring another rider during a big race.

Eight Out Of A Hundred (12 May 1955)

Bart Matthews (Reed Hadley) is assigned to defend Bertha Polaski (Lisa Miontell) when she is accused of stealing the jewels of Hans' deceased wife.

Story of Nora Fulton (02 Jun 1955)

Matthews defends an ex-policeman's daughter when she is accused of murdering her boyfriend.