The Court of Last Resort (1957-1958)
The Court of Last Resort
(1957 - 1958)
Crime / Drama
Cast: Robert H. Harris as Raymond Schindler
Carleton Young as Harry Steeger
S. John Launer as Marshall Houts
John Maxwell as Alex Gregory
Robert Anderson as Park Street Jr.
Lyle Bettger as Sam Larsen
Charles Meredith as Dr. LeMoyne Snyder
Paul Birch as Erle Stanley Gardner
The Court of Last Resort was created by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the original crime then followed the investigation. Actual cases were used.
The Clarence Redding Case (12/06/1957)
Wrongly convicted of murder, a man appeals to the court for a stay of execution.
The Jim Thompson Case (12/13/1957)
Jim Thompson appeals his conviction for killing his wife.
The John Smith Case (12/20/1957)
John Smith has been in jail for 22 years and now his case is up for appeal.
The Mary Morales Case (03/21/1958)
A reporter is convinced that Mary Morales, a young Mexican mother, was convicted by a prejudiced jury.
Actors: Lyle Bettger, Carleton Young