The Court of Last Resort (1957–1958)

The Jacob Loveless Case 

Jacob Loveless, an "ignorant hillbilly", was convicted of the murder of two teenagers on a road abutting the property of the father of his girlfriend, Carrie Walker, who originally provided... See full synopsis »

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Sam Rolfe, Erle Stanley Gardner (creator) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Lyle Bettger ... Sam Larsen
Onslow Stevens ... Edward Kruger
Dean Harens ... Raymond Cole
Barry Atwater ... Jacob Loveless
Katherine Warren ... Carrie Walker
Elspeth March ... Minnie Bowers
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Josephine Kruger
Paul Newlan ... Mort Walker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Dubbins
Fay Spain ... Woman
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Jacob Loveless, an "ignorant hillbilly", was convicted of the murder of two teenagers on a road abutting the property of the father of his girlfriend, Carrie Walker, who originally provided an alibi for him but then withdrew it. She had made one statement that provided Loveless with an alibi, claiming she was with him to one o'clock in the wee small hours of the morning, when the murders were determined to have taken place at 11 PM. She had then withdrawn the original statement, issuing a second statement saying she had been with her father at the time of the murders.

Loveless was spared the death penalty as he was very young at the time of the murders. Incarcerated for 22 years, has been denied parole four times despite educating himself and being a model prisoner. The Court of Last Resort sends an investigator to find out why he has been denied parole. Claiming his innocence, Loveless tells the investigator that he was drunk that night, passed out, and went to sleep in Carrie's ...

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1958 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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