Given the success of Perry Mason, which debuted in 1957, it is not surprising that there would be knock-offs or pale imitations. Lock Up, which starred MacDonald Carey as real-life Philadelphia lawyer Herbert L. Maris, has a similar thrust in that Maris always defends those he considered unjustly arrested or convicted, and he always wins. Also as on Mason, the police are quick to accuse the nearest or most obvious suspect on the most coincidental and circumstantial evidence, which Maris, like Mason, easily discounts by digging just a little deeper into the case. There are, however, as many if not more differences between the two shows than there are similarities. Maris was a real, historical figure; Mason was merely the creation of Erle Stanley Gardner. And whereas Mason is a defense attorney who spends at least half his time doing detective work, Maris is a corporate lawyer who each week is drawn into a criminal case, usually murder. Though he often tries to fend off requests for his services, in the end his keen desire for justice to be served and his soft heart have him always agree to defend the unjustly accused. It would be interesting to learn how closely the TV Maris resembles the historical figure, but there is precious little current information available online about the real Herbert L. Maris. However, just this year Irving Morris, current president of the Delaware Bar Association, has published a book, The Rape Case: A Young Lawyer’s Struggle for Justice in the 1950s, about a group of three young men unjustly accused and convicted of rape in 1947. After their conviction, one of the young men's mother read an article in the January 1948 edition of Reader's Digest about Maris and his quest to defend the wrongly accused. She contacted him and asked him to take up their case, which he did, but only after reading the transcript of the trial. By Delaware law, however, the appeal had to have a lawyer from Delaware on its defense team, which is how Morris became involved with the appeal attempt. He was then a 22-year-old law student at Yale but a resident of Delaware. Despite several defeats early on, Morris and Maris successfully proved that the policemen who had arrested and interrogated the three young men had perjured themselves, and the young men were set free. The fact that Maris was written up in Reader's Digest shows how widespread his fame had become at the time.
Another distinction between Lock Up and Perry Mason is the protagonist's relationship with the police. On Perry Mason, the titular character is constantly trying to outsmart law enforcement, and Mason has a rather prickly relationship with the chief of Homicide, Lt. Tragg. On Lock Up, by contrast, Maris has a rather affable relationship with Lt. Weston, who initially usually discounts Maris' efforts and tells him he is wasting his time, but soon, in the quest for justice rather than merely convictions, Weston joins in as equal partner with Maris in attempting to unravel what actually took place. Their relationship is so chummy that in one episode ("The Case of Joe Slate," September 24, 1960) they take a fishing trip together, which Maris describes as an annual affair.
Maris does not have the entourage that Mason carries--confidential secretary Della Street and private investigator Paul Drake always at his beck and call. Maris does have a secretary, or rather, two of them. Initially his secretary is the young Miss Brent, whose relationship with Maris is usually as a teasing foil, though occasionally she can be called on to help flush out the true criminal, as in "Voice of Doom" (June 11, 1960) when she is disguised as fortune teller Madame Astarra to trap the real killer, carnival barker Doc Johnson. Miss Brent appears in only 14 of the show's 78 episodes. Two episodes before her turn as a fortune teller ("So Shall Ye Reap," May 28, 1960), Maris relates that Miss Brent has left to get married and is replaced by his father's one-time secretary Casey. Thereafter either Casey or Miss Brent may show up in a given episode with no explanation as to why one is serving as his secretary rather than the other. Maris also occasionally has a receptionist, and at least on two occasions with different actresses playing the role, she seems infatuated with Maris but unable to communicate her feelings to him. Maris also lacks the investigative services of a Paul Drake and his cadre of men who can tail a suspect or dig up his past.
Perhaps the most striking difference between the two legal dramas is that Maris is never shown in the courtroom, whereas in most episodes of Perry Mason, the first half of the show reveals the crime and facts about the various suspects and the last half of the show depicts the trial. Maris is always able to prove his client's innocence without a trial, making him more of a detective or private investigator than a lawyer. Although many episodes begin with Maris engaged in some corporate legal affair, or bemoaning another boring day of work, his day job rarely has any bearing on the cases depicted in the remainder of each episode.
In many episodes, Maris resorts to some form of trickery to unmask the guilty party, though his subterfuges are never as elaborate or contrived as those used by Perry Mason to fool the police or prosecutor Hamilton Burger. Besides the aforementioned episode in which Miss Brent impersonates a fortune teller, he has one of his receptionists, Brigitte Holmgren, pose as a Scandinavian immigrant in search of work in order to expose a human trafficking ring in "Girls Wanted" (December 31, 1960). In "Diamond Dupe" (date unknown), an undercover policewoman, Sgt. Hines, acts as his dinner date at a club that he believes is running a racket to break into customers' houses while they are at the restaurant, only this time, Lt. Weston is waiting for the crook who enters Maris' apartment where he intentionally left his wallet. Maris and Weston use the undercover policewoman routine again in "Compulsive Killer" (December 24, 1960) to catch a student who attacks women after dark on a college campus. And in "Concrete Coffin" (December 17, 1960), Maris has Amy Kraus, the former bookkeeper at a crooked construction company, pretend to blackmail the company's former foreman and now president, as well as the head of the local government building committee, to extract their confessions of involvement in the murder years ago of one of the company's co-founders. Maris' technique of extracting these confessions is a game of wits, not the withering cross-examination pressure tactics employed by Perry Mason to extract similar confessions of guilt in the courtroom.
Despite the show's lack of melodrama and its more natural humorous interplay between Maris and Weston (as opposed to the tacked on guffaws at the end of episodes of Mason), who often goof around with props related to the case as the credits roll, Lock Up did not enjoy the long run of the more popular Mason, lasting a mere two seasons from 1959-61. A syndicated show produced by Ziv Productions (who also turned out Sea Hunt, Bat Masterson, and a host of other programs during the era), its production company didn't last much longer, bought out by United Artists in 1960 and dissolved two years later. However, the show's star would go on to greater television fame only a few years after that, as described below in the actor biographies.
The theme song, a stirring march that plays at the beginning and end of each episode, is not mentioned in the credits. Given that the show was produced on a tight budget, it's quite possible that the music could have been licensed from a music library or have been in the public domain. In any case, it gives the show a patriotic air as a defender of liberty and justice for all.
There have been multiple DVD releases of selected episodes from this series but no complete season or series releases at this date. Timeless Media Group has released a 2-disc set containing 10 episodes randomly selected from the show's two seasons. However, several of the episodes are misidentified, meaning that the title listed on the package and DVD menu do not match the actual episode. Alpha Video has also released four single-disc DVDs, each containing four episodes, and these, too, are randomly taken from the show's two seasons. Video quality on both of these is barely acceptable to poor. Nearly all the episodes from the series are available online at archive.org, and many of these episodes are also available on youtube.com, though video quality for all the online episodes is poor.
Born in Sioux City, Iowa to the son of an investment counselor, Carey, by his own admission, caught the acting bug at an early age, taking roles in everything from Gilbert & Sullivan to Shakespeare while attending prep school and then enrolling in a 5-year acting and theatre program at the University of Iowa. During the Depression, he moved to Chicago and found work in 15-minute radio dramas. He later moved to New York, continuing to work in radio but hoping to move back onto the stage and found success in a production of Lady in the Dark, which was acquired by Paramount Pictures, who then signed him to a 7-year film contract. His first movie appearance was in the 1942 Rosalind Russell-Fred MacMurray comedy Take a Letter, Darling and later that same year he had his first starring role in Dr. Broadway. Filmwork continued through the 1940s in movies such as Shadow of a Doubt, The Great Gatsby, and The Great Missouri Raid and by the early 1950s he began adding TV appearances to his resumé. He played the title role in the medical show Dr. Christian, which lasted for a single season in 1956-57, before appearing in two episodes as attorney Herbert L. Maris on the anthology drama and suspense program Target in 1958. The next year he was cast as Maris on Lock Up.
After Lock Up's two-year run, he continued guest appearances on shows such as Checkmate, The Outer Limits, Burke's Law, and Run for Your Life before being cast as Dr. Thomas Horton on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1965, a role he played for 28 years, until 1993, and for which he won two Daytime Emmys. He died the following year from lung cancer at age 81. During his life he wrote several books of poetry and in 1991 published an autobiography titled The Days of My Life. He also served as Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A more extensive biography of Carey can be found here: http://matineeclassics.com/celebrities/actors/macdonald_carey/details/
A native of Brockton, MA, the husky, balding Doucette got his start playing threatening bad guys in mob dramas and westerns, but his deep, theatrical voice lent itself equally well to comedy, sometimes more so than intended, which comes across in his role as Lt. Weston on Lock Up. He grew up the son of a factory worker who moved frequently due to numerous factory closures. By Doucette's reckoning, he attended 32 different elementary schools. His family eventually settled in California, where Doucette attended high school and joined the Pasadena Playhouse after graduation. Amongst other alumni of the theatre group are William Holden, Gig Young, Raymond Burr, and Randolph Scott. His involvement with this troupe led to his first film role in Two Tickets to London in 1943, soon after which he was drafted and saw action in the Army at the Battle of Metz and the Battle of the Bulge, where he was able to observe General George Patton first-hand. After the war, he returned to Pasadena Playhouse, where he appeared in several productions and made his way back into films by 1947 with the anti-Ku Klux Klan picture The Burning Cross. Doucette is now credited with some 260 appearances in movies and TV shows between 1943 and 1987, though some 60 of his early appearances were uncredited at the time. Amongst the biggest movies he appeared in are High Noon, The Robe, The Big Heat, The Wild One, Cleopatra, True Grit, and Patton. His TV career began in 1950 on The Roy Rogers Show and he had scores of appearances under his belt before being cast as Lt. Weston and appearing in all 78 episodes of Lock Up.
After Lock Up finished its run, he continued the frequent TV appearances including a turn as Colonel Von Klaus on three episodes of Get Smart and a regular role as Capt. Aaron William Andrews on The Partners in 1971-72. His TV appearances continued only for another couple of years, but he had occasional film roles up until Off the Mark in 1987. He passed away at age 73 on August 16, 1994.
A more extensive biography of Doucette can be found here: http://www.jimnolt.com/johndoucetteP1.htm
Not much has been published about Granville, other than her date and location of birth--November 28, 1928 in New York City--her death 45 years later, January 3, 1974 in Hollywood, and her filmography, which began with an appearance on the TV show Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in 1956. However, she was also married for a time to actor Morgan Jones, who starred on The Blue Angels, and she became a prominent talent agent after her acting career. She had a few roles in feature-length films, including an uncredited appearance in the Jimmy Piersall biopic starring Anthony Perkins, Fear Strikes Out, in 1957, and another uncredited appearance in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken almost a decade later, but most of her work was in television. Her turn as Herbert Maris' young secretary Miss Brent on Lock Up was her only regular role; she appeared in 14 of the show's 78 episodes. She also had two appearances each on Highway Patrol and Gunsmoke as well as single appearances on a host of others, the last being a 1966 episode of That Girl.
Born in New York City in 1896, Olive Fuller Golden began appearing in films at the age of 18 during the silent era in 1914, beginning with Tess of the Storm Country. She retired two years later and married actor Harry Carey, 18 years her senior. Her son Harry Carey, Jr. also became a well-established actor, and Olive returned to the screen in 1931 in Trader Horn, though her second stint in films lasted only another 4 years. But when her husband passed away in 1947, she made a third go at it and stayed active until the mid 1960s, with her last appearance coming in the 1966 exploitation flick Billy the Kid vs. Dracula.
She was responsible for the acting career of John Wayne, as she was the one who sent him for a screen test to some friends of hers in the industry. When word came back that young Marion Morrison was good looking enough but that he had an odd walk and was thus not actor material, Carey continued to support him. He repaid her backing by casting her as an extra in many of his big films, including The Searchers. She died March 13, 1988 at the age of 92.
Notable Guest Stars
Season 1, Episode 15, "The Manly Art of Murder": Tom Brown (starred in Ann of Green Gables, Bachelor of Arts, and Gentle Julia and played Lt. Rovacs on Mr. Lucky, Al Weeks on General Hospital, and Ed O'Connor on Gunsmoke) plays sports reporter Art Davies. James Phillbrook (starred in The Thin Red Line, The Drums of Tabu, and Sound of Horror and played Zack Malloy on The Islanders, Steve Banks on The Investigators, and Paul Belzer on The New Loretta Young Show) plays boxer Jimmy Stockton. Helen Walker (starred in Brewster's Millions, Call Northside 777, and Impact) plays Stockton's neighbor Margaret Benedict. Steve London (Agent Jack Rossman on The Untouchables) plays lion tamer Ray Baldwin.
Season 1, Episode 17, "His Father's Footsteps": Robert F. Simon (shown on the right, played Dave Tabak on Saints and Sinners, Gen. Alfred Terry on Custer, Frank Stephens on Bewitched, Uncle Everett McPherson on Nancy, Capt. Rudy Olsen on The Streets of San Francisco, and J. Jonah Jameson on The Amazing Spiderman) plays businessman Martin Reeves. Paul Carr (Bill Horton on Days of Our Lives, Casey Clark on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Ted Prince on Dallas, and Martin Gentry on The Young and the Restless) plays his son Paul. Joey Faye (Myer in Mack and Myer for Hire) plays arcade owner Choppy.
Season 1, Episode 18, " The Case of Corporal Newman": Jeremy Slate (starred in The Sons of Katie Elder, The Devil's Brigade, and True Grit and played Larry Lahr on The Aquanauts) plays Army man Blake Newman. Karen Kupcinet (Carol on The Gertrude Berg Show) plays his friend's girlfriend Mary Anne Hunter. Vinton Hayworth (shown on the left, played Magistrado Carlos Galindo on Zorro, Oren Slauson on Lawman, Mr. Sutherland on Hazel, Dr. Faber on Green Acres, and Gen. Winfield Schaeffer on I Dream of Jeannie) plays Maris' old Army buddy Col. MacGinnis. Jean Carson (Rosemary on The Betty Hutton Show) plays bar piano player Carol Moody.
Season 1, Episode 19, "Never Bet the Odds": Charles Davis (Tennyson on The Wild, Wild West) plays boxing trainer Artie Manning. Mike Keene (Captain Dan Coffin on Harbormaster) plays Catholic priest Father Dugan.
Season 1, Episode 20, "The Case of Frank Crotty": James Drury (The Virginian on The Virginian and Captain Spike Ryerson on Firehouse) plays former hood and current policeman and law student Frank Crotty. Leonard Nimoy (shown on the right, played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, Paris on Mission: Impossible, and Dr. William Bell on Fringe), plays gang member Nino Baselicce. Don Eitner (Dr. Richard Winfield on Dynasty) plays an unnamed gang member. Tom London (starred in Six-Shootin' Sheriff, Song of the Buckaroo, and Riders in the Sky) plays a nightwatchman. Victor Rodman (Dr. Sam Rinehart on Noah's Ark) plays Maris' old college Dean Waldron. Joyce Meadows (Stacy on Two Faces West) plays Crotty's girlfriend Diane Powell.
Season 1, Episode 21, "Dead Man's Shoes": Ted Knight (shown on the left, played Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roger Dennis on The Ted Knight Show, and Henry Rush on Too Close for Comfort) plays TV anchor Fred Prescott. Dayton Lummis (Marshal Andy Morrison on Law of the Plainsman) plays station co-owner George Stoddard. Helen Walker (see "The Manly Art of Murder" above) plays station co-owner Janice Horton.
Season 1, Episode 22, "Strange Summons": John Gallaudet (Chamberlain on Mayor of the Town, Judge Penner on Perry Mason, and Bob Anderson on My Three Sons) plays safe company owner Marty Metcalfe.
Season 1, Episode 23, "Murder Plays It Cool": Carol Thurston (Emma Clanton on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp) plays band singer Jenny Larson. Ralph Taeger (Mike Halliday on Klondike, Patrick Malone on Acapulco, and Hondo Lane on Hondo) plays trumpet player Mike Driscoll.
Season 1, Episode 24, "Election Night": Jeanne Bates (Nurse Wills on Ben Casey) plays murder victim's sister Charlotte Lawrence.
Season 1, Episode 25, "Poker Club": John Vivyan (shown on the right, played Mr. Lucky on Mr. Lucky and Lepke Buchalter on The Lawless Years) plays former tennis star Tony Alden. John Carradine (starred in Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, The Ten Commandments, and Sex Kittens Go to College and played Gen. Joshua McCord on Branded) plays aging actor James Carew. Cyril Delevanti (Lucious Coin on Jefferson Drum) plays Carew's dresser George.
Season 1, Episode 26, "The Trigger": Douglas Kennedy (starred in Adventures of Don Juan, I Was an American Spy, and Jack McCall, Desperado and played Marshal Steve Donovan on Steve Donovan, Western Marshal and Sheriff Fred Madden on The Big Valley) plays businessman Gavin Bledsoe. Barbara Collentine (Charlotte on Nichols) plays the murder victim's widow Ellen Farrell.
Season 1, Episode 27, "Murder Is a Gamble": John Archer (starred in King of the Zombies, White Heat, Destination Moon, and Blue Hawaii) plays traveling businessman Mark Clayton. Paul Sorenson (Andy Bradley on Dallas) plays collection agent Leo.
Season 1, Episode 28, "Death and Texas": Buddy Ebsen (shown on the left, played Sgt. Hunk Marriner on Northwest Passage, Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones on Barnaby Jones, and Roy Houston on Matt Houston) plays Texas oilman Curly Simmons. L.Q. Jones (Beldon on The Virginian, Sheriff Lew Wallace on The Yellow Rose, and Nathan Wayne on Renegade) plays his partner Tex. Paul Garner (Mousie on Surfside 6) plays scammer Dave Lamb.
Season 1, Episode 29, "The Locket": Mary Anderson (starred in Bahama Passage, The Song of Bernadette, and Lifeboat and played Catherine Harrington on Peyton Place) plays family nurse Fran Gibson. Andrea King (starred in God Is My Co-Pilot, My Wild Irish Rose, and I Was a Shoplifter) plays her blind patient Helen Anderson. King Moody (Starker on Get Smart) plays Gibson's former criminal accomplice Norm Hanlin.
Season 1, Episode 30, "The Trouble Cop": Frank Warren (Officer Simpson on Highway Patrol and Art Crowley on The Andy Griffith Show) plays bookmaker Tack Stanley. Edson Stroll (Virgil Edwards on McHale's Navy) plays accused policeman Mike Jackson.
Season 1, Episode 31, "First Prize for Murder": Bert Remsen (shown on the right, played Detective Lawrence on Peyton Place, Mr. Pell on Gibbsville, Mario on It's a Living, and Jack Crager on Dynasty) plays millionaire's son Brian Carter. Anna-Lisa (Nora Travers on Black Saddle) plays his fiancé Ann Mahler. Jack Reitzen (Chopstick Joe on Terry and the Pirates and Flores on Not for Hire) plays hired killer Willie.
Season 1, Episode 32, "The Case of Lt. Weston": Lyle Talbot (starred in 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, Miracle on Main Street, Murder Is My Business, Batman and Robin(1949), and Plan 9 From Outer Space and played The Brain on Dick Tracy, Baylor on Commando Cody: Sky Master of the Universe, Al Simon on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Paul Fonda on The Bob Cummings Show, and Joe Randolph on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) plays Cedar Wells Sheriff Doan. Ken Drake (Bragan on Not for Hire) plays lodge manager Swanson. Dick Geary (played various scuba divers and law enforcement officers in 13 episodes of Perry Mason) plays Detective Johnson. Johnny Seven (Lt. Carl Reese on Ironside) plays fired cop Gil Breslow.
Season 1, Episode 33, "Society Matron": Neil Hamilton (shown on the left, played Commissioner Gordon on Batman) plays social bigwig Craig Mitchell. Kathie Browne (Angie Dow on Hondo) plays his mistress Yvonne Madison. Anna Lee (starred in King Solomon's Mines, How Green Was My Valley, Flying Tigers, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Sound of Music, and In Like Flint and played Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital) plays Mrs. Mitchell. Richard Bakalyan (starred in The Delicate Delinquent, The Cool and the Crazy, Juvenile Jungle, Hot Car Girl, Paratroop Command, and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes) plays hood Spook Chambers.
Season 1, Episode 34, "Last Chance": Art Baker (host of You Asked for It) plays an unnamed prison warden. Jan Shepard (Nurse Betty on Dr. Christian) plays prime witness Miss Langley.
Season 1, Episode 35, "Mind Over Murder": John Eldredge (starred in The Woman in Red, The Murder of Dr. Harrigan, and The Black Cat and played Harry Archer on Meet Corliss Archer) plays research Professor Sheldon Whitehead. Douglas Dick (Carl Herrick on Waterfront) plays lab assistant Brian Clark. Cyril Delevanti (see "Poker Club" above) plays night man Emil Hansen.
Season 1, Episode 36, "So Shall Ye Reap": George Cisar (shown on the right, played Sgt. Theodore Mooney on Dennis the Menace and Cyrus Tankersley on TheAndy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.) plays bartender Joe. Harry Bellaver (Det. Frank Arcaro on Naked City) plays former boxer The Champ. Marjorie Bennett (Birdie Brockway on Lassie and Mrs. Kenny on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) plays a woman squeezing tomatoes at a fruit stand. Don Eitner (see "The Case of Frank Crotty" above) plays murder suspect Duke Joyce.
Season 1, Episode 37, "Sentenced to Die": Angie Dickinson (shown on the left, starred in Rio Bravo, Ocean's Eleven (1960), Point Blank, Sam Whiskey, and Big Bad Mama and played Sgt. Suzanne Anderson on Police Woman, Cassie Holland on Cassie & Co., and Josie Ito on Wild Palms) plays murder suspect's wife Betty Nelson. Jean Willes (starred in 5 Against the House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Desire Under the Elms, and The FBI Story) plays murder victim's widow Agnes Walker. William Bryant (McCall on Combat!, President Ulysses S. Grant on Branded, Col. Crook on Hondo, Lt. Shilton on Switch, and the Director on The Fall Guy) plays murder victim's nephew Ralph Walker. Peggy Maley (starred in The Lady Says No, The Wild One, Human Desire, and The Guns of Fort Petticoat) plays Ralph's girlfriend Verna.
Season 1, Episode 38, "Voice of Doom": Claudia Barrett (starred in Robot Monster) plays carnival knife-thrower's target May. Buddy Douglas (Buddy Morris on On the Air) plays carnival little person Admiral Adam.
Season 1, Episode 39, "The Blood Red Ruby": John Hubbard (starred in One Million, B.C., The Mummy's Tomb, and What's Buzzin', Cousin? and played Mr. Brown on The Mickey Rooney Show, Col. U. Charles Barker on Don't Call Me Charlie, and Ted Gaynor on Family Affair) plays murder suspect John Van Der Berg. Victor Rodman (see "The Case of Frank Crotty" above) plays his brother Tony. Dean Harens (SAC Bryan Durant on The F.B.I.) plays John's brother-in-law Gordon Cooke.
Season 2, Episode 1, "The Case of Joe Slate": Lon Chaney, Jr. (shown on the right, starred in The Wolfman, Of Mice and Men, High Noon, The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Curse of Dracula, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, and many others, and played Chief Eagle Shadow on Pistols 'n' Petticoats and Chingachgook on Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans) plays Sheriff Jeremy Davies. Don Ross (appeared 31 times on Dragnet in a variety of roles) plays restaurant owner Noah Hawkins. Barbara Collentine (see "The Trigger" above) plays his wife Mary.
Season 2, Episode 2, "The Case of Dan Gray": Donna Douglas (shown on the left, played Barbara Simmons on Checkmate and Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies) plays socialite Gloria Larkley. Harry Cheshire (Judge Ben Riley on Buffalo Bill, Jr. and Judge Traeger on Lawman) plays science company owner Ned Stevens. Bob Jellison (Waldo Binney on The Life of Riley and Bobby the Bellboy on I Love Lucy) plays fashion photographer Mr. Phineas.
Season 2, Episode 3, "The Skid Row Story": Lloyd Corrigan (starred in A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob, Hitler's Children, Captive Wild Woman, The Bandit of Sherwood Forest, and Son of Paleface and played Papa Dodger on Willy, Wally Dipple on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Uncle Charlie on Happy, and Professor McKillup on Hank) plays halfway house resident Barney Klein. Connie Gilchrist (starred in Tortilla Flat, A Letter to Three Wives, and Long John Silver and played Purity Pinker on The Adventures of Long John Silver) plays cafe owner Molly Niessen. Raymond Hatton (starred in Oliver Twist (1916), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Lord Jim, played Marshal Sandy Hopkins in 28 westerns and Rusty Joslin in 7 other westerns, and played The Mole on Dick Tracy) plays a retired judge called Judge.
Season 2, Episode 4, "Flying High": Mary Webster (Rachel Verinder on The Moonstone, Jill Reed on Emergency-Ward 10, Anna on Circus, and Sarah Onedin on The Onedin Line) plays flight attendant Jean Davis. Joan O'Brien (starred in The Alamo and It'$ Only Money) plays stewardess Claudia Scott. Dick Elliott (shown on the right, played Officer Murphy on Dick Tracy and Mayor Pike on The Andy Griffith Show) plays an unnamed bartender. Don Eitner (see "The Case of Frank Crotty" above) plays co-pilot Tony. Esther Dale (starred in The Awful Truth, The Egg and I, Ma and Pa Kettle, and Holiday Affair) plays hotel proprietor Mrs. Raymond. Ross Elliott (Freddie the director on The Jack Benny Show and Sheriff Abbott on The Virginian) plays bigamist William Tyler.
Season 2, Episode 5, "The Beau and Arrow Case": Jack Ging (Beau McCloud on Tales of Wells Fargo, Dr. Paul Graham on The Eleventh Hour, Lt. Dan Ives on Mannix, Lt. Ted Quinlan on Riptide, and Gen. Harlan "Bull" Fullbright on The A-Team) plays archery range co-owner Tom Chambers. James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard) plays archery range co-owner Roy Duggan. Connie Hines (shown on the left, played Carol Post on Mister Ed) plays Chambers' wife Betty. Vince Barnett (Elmo on The AndyGriffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.) plays murder witness Grimes. George E. Stone (played The Runt in 8 Boston Blackie movies and the court clerk 44 times on Perry Mason) plays racketeer Hardnose Devanin. Janet Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne on Big Town) plays murder victim's secretary Miss Wilson.
Season 2, Episode 6, "The Frame Up": William Bryant (see "Sentenced to Die" above) plays mobster Napoleon Gansey. Nick Dennis (starred in A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, and Kiss Me Deadly and played Nick Kanavaras on Ben Casey and Constantine on Kojak) plays murder suspect's best friend Happy Masters. Susan Cummings (Georgia on Union Pacific) plays suspected murder accomplice Janet Florence.
Season 2, Episode 7, "The Seventh Hour": Frank Puglia (starred in My Favorite Brunette, Road to Rio, and 20 Million Miles to Earth and played Bibo on To Rome With Love) plays day laborer Nicolo Donati. Robert Bice (Police Capt. Jim Johnson on The Untouchables) plays prison Warden Rogers. Robert Armstrong (starred in King Kong, The Son of Kong, Framed, Dive Bomber, Blood on the Sun, and Mighty Joe Young and played Sheriff Andy Anderson on State Trooper) plays ex-con Sam Ellender. Frank Gerstle (Dick/Dirk Gird/Gerd on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and the voice of Raseem on The Banana Splits Adventure Hour) plays gambling club owner Johnny Gibson. Len Lesser (Uncle Leo on Seinfeld and Garvin on Everybody Loves Raymond) plays Gibson's henchman Carl Kincaid. Lori Nelson (Greta Hanson on How to Marry a Millionaire) plays club camera girl Honey Evans. Dean Harens (see "The Blood Red Ruby" above) plays film developer Preston Forbes. Cyril Delevanti (see "Poker Club" above) plays Evans' apartment building clerk.
Season 2, Episode 8, "The Sisters": Mala Powers (shown on the right, starred in Cyrano de Bergerac, Rose of Cimarron, and Tammy and the Bachelor and played Rebecca Boone on Walt Disney's Daniel Boone and Mona on Hazel) plays future divorcee Whitney Coleman. Diana Millay (Laura Collins on Dark Shadows) plays her sister Ellie Daniels. James Griffith (Aaron Adams on Trackdown and Deputy Tom Ferguson on U.S. Marshal) plays Ellie's boyfriend Miles Turner.
Season 2, Episode 9, "Top Secret": Charles Maxwell (Special Agent Joe Carey on I Led 3 Lives and the voice of the radio announcer on Gilligan's Island) plays murder suspect Allen Decker. John Zaremba (Special Agent Jerry Dressler on I Led 3 Lives, Dr. Harold Jensen on Ben Casey, Dr. Raymond Swain on The Time Tunnel, and Dr. Harlen Danvers on Dallas) plays an unnamed government agent. Roy Gordon (Andrew V. McMahon on The Millionaire) plays physicist manager Dr. Gordon. Andrea King (see "The Locket" above) plays murder victim widow Mrs. Hunter. Ken Drake (see "The Case of Lt. Weston" above) plays bait seller Stark. Eddie Quillan (starred in The Grapes of Wrath, Mandarin Mystery, Mutiny on the Bounty, and Hi, Good Lookin'! and played Eddie Edson on Julia and Poco Loco on Hell Town) plays hotel manager Switzer.
Season 2, Episode 10, "Society Doctor": Clark Howat (Dr. John Petrie on The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu) plays Maris' physician Dr. Stanhope. Jackie Coogan (starred in The Kid, Oliver Twist, A Boy of Flanders, Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn and played Stoney Crockett on Cowboy G-Men, Sgt. Barnes on McKeever & the Colonel, and Uncle Fester Frump on The Addams Family) plays Stanhope friend Pinky Winthrop. June Vincent (starred in Here Come the Co-Eds, The Creeper, and The WAC From Walla Walla) plays his wife Katie. Adam Kennedy (Dion Patrick on The Californians) plays former champion swimmer Ben Tracy.
Season 2, Episode 11, "Number Please": John Litel (shown on the left, starred in Back in Circulation, On Trial, Murder in the Blue Room, four Nancy Drew films, and eight Henry Aldrich films and played the Governor on Zorro and Dan Murchison on Stagecoach West) plays banker Harvey Calder. Jean Carson (see "The Case of Corporal Newman" above) plays murder victim widow Mrs. Bourne. Joan Taylor (starred in Apache Woman, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, and 20 Million Miles to Earth and played Milly Scott on The Rifleman) plays Bourne's secretary Lauren Bodret.
Season 2, Episode 12, "The Case of Alexis George": Burt Reynolds (shown on the right, starred in Sam Whiskey, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, The Longest Yard, and Smokey and the Bandit and played Ben Frazer on Riverboat, Quint on Gunsmoke, Det. Lt. John Hawk on Hawk, Det. Lt. Dan August on Dan August, B.L. Stryker on B.L. Stryker, and Wood Newton on Evening Shade) plays pier handyman Latchard Duncan. Sandra Warner (Pat Smith on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) plays fortune teller Jeanne Johnson. Frank Warren (see "The Trouble Cop" above) plays police Officer Charlie.
Season 2, Episode 13, "Concrete Coffin": John Gallaudet (see "Strange Summons" above) plays alleged murderer Dan Janis. Ellen Corby (Henrietta Porter on Trackdown and Esther Walton on The Waltons) plays former bookkeeper Amy Kraus. William Boyett (Sgt. Ken Williams on Highway Patrol and Sgt. MacDonald on Adam-12) plays construction company owner Don Shaw.
Season 2, Episode 14, "Compulsive Killer": William Schallert (shown on the left, played Justinian Tebbs on The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Mr. Leander Pomfritt on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show, Admiral Hargrade on Get Smart, Teddy Futterman on The Nancy Walker Show, Carson Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Russ Lawrence on The New Gidget, and Wesley Hodges on The Torkelsons) plays college professor Louis Hastings. Patricia Medina (Margarita Cortazar on Zorro) plays his wife Mrs. Hastings. Ralph Reed (Billy Clanton on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp) plays college student Todd Leslie.
Season 2, Episode 15, "Girls Wanted": Barbara Luna (Maria on One Life to Live) plays maid Angela Valez. Kasey Rogers (shown on the right, played Julie Anderson on Peyton Place and Louise Tate on Bewitched) plays neighbor Mrs. Manning.
Season 2, Episode 16, "Diamond Dupe": Tyler McVey (starred in Hot Car Girl, Night of the Blood Beast, and Attack of the Giant Leeches and played Maj. Gen. Norgrath on Men Into Space) plays union boss Conrad Reese. Kathie Browne (see "Society Matron" above) plays undercover police Sgt. Hines. Harry Tyler (Steve Rhodes on Black Saddle) plays an unnamed pawnbroker.