Episode Detail: The Defenders - Studio One
Conclusion. Ralph Bellamy and William Shatner star in “The Defenders,” a 1957 teleplay about a father-and-son defense team appointed to represent a young man accused of murder. Joseph Gordon: Steve McQueen. Francis Toohey: Martin Balsam. Seymour Miller: Arthur Storch. Victor Wallach: David J. Stewart. Mary Ellen Bailey: Rosetta LeNoire. Written by Reginald Rose.