The Court of Last Resort
(1957 - 1958)
Television / Series / Crime / Drama
The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950's. 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)
The wrong man is convicted of murder and 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 prejudice jury.