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Death Across the Counter 

The Prestons defend a man charged with murdering a storekeeper during a robbery, but they strongly disagree over his guilt. The drug-addicted client was found unconscious at the scene with ... See full summary »

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Reginald Rose (created by), Reginald Rose
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
E.G. Marshall ... Lawrence Preston
Robert Reed ... Kenneth Preston
Frank McHugh ... Henry Schell
Harry Townes ... D.A. John McGuire
Polly Rowles ... Helen Donaldson
Clu Gulager ... Tom Clinton
Barbara Turner Barbara Turner ... Mrs. Clinton
J. Pat O'Malley ... Painter
Dave Willock ... Policeman
Malcolm Atterbury ... Dr. Bell
Larry J. Blake ... Lampi (as Larry Blake)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Judge Mervin Gray
Bill Erwin ... Court Clerk
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Storyline

The Prestons defend a man charged with murdering a storekeeper during a robbery, but they strongly disagree over his guilt. The drug-addicted client was found unconscious at the scene with the murder weapon in his hand. Lawrence believes he definitely committed the act and only hopes to plead for a lesser sentence, but Kenneth believes the man may be completely innocent of the murder. Written by rbecker28

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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