Public Defender (1954– )

The Murder Photo 

The answer to a murder case may just lay in the hands of a teenage boy using trick photography.


Erle C. Kenton


Jerry D. Lewis (teleplay), Mort R. Lewis (creator) (as Mort Lewis) | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Reed Hadley ... Bart Matthews
Jeffrey Silver Jeffrey Silver ... Gary Johnson
Bruce Cowling ... Howard Stone
DeForest Kelley ... Mr. Sanders
Ann Morrison Ann Morrison ... Mrs. Johnson
Mary Newton Mary Newton ... Landlady
Don C. Harvey ... Detective
Clark Howat ... Prosecutor
Donald Kirke ... Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Douglas ... Clerk


The answer to a murder case may just lay in the hands of a teenage boy using trick photography.

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

2 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Well worth seeing...but Gary IS rather dim!
19 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This installment of "Public Defender" is a bit unusual because there is an active threat of an unknown killer out to kill yet again...making it rather thrilling.

When the story begins, a young woman has been murdered and the most logical suspect is her boyfriend. However, the guy is not guilty and the killer is still at large. The only proof, however, is a photo and no one yet realizes it incriminates another man in the killing. Too bad that the teen who took the picture is dumber than toast and might just get himself killed because he's too dim to realize that the murderer now knows he's got this evidence! Can Bart Matthews (Reed Hadley) and the good guys get to dumb 'ol Gary in time to save him?!

As I said, this is a very suspenseful episode....though the teen is pretty stupid....and that makes this one less than a perfect episode.

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